Lead Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Nov 28, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Full Time

As a Lead Program Analyst, you will:
  • Oversee large scale, highly complex justice sector development and technical assistance programs undertaken by OPDAT in a particular geographic area or across regions on a specific subject matter.
  • Provide lead expertise in reviewing and interpreting new and established directives, regulations, interagency terms and conditions or other guidance, and advises regional management on methods and solutions for addressing any impact on the programs.
  • Design and negotiate overseas foreign assistance projects to include the writing of work plans, design of monitoring and evaluation programs, budgeting, and negotiation with interagency counterparts.
  • Conduct research on emerging issues and best practices for justice sector development. Delivers substantive research products to inform decision making by OPDAT and Division leadership and to guide the formulation of future programming.
  • Perform assessments of OPDAT programs to assess the effectiveness of program designs and field operations.
  • Additionally, performs assessments of partner government and civil society institutions acting within the justice sector.
  • Lead teams of regional program analysts and oversees work conducted by regionally assigned contractors. Assist in assigning, directing and reviewing the work of program analyst teams; schedules and coordinates work operations; resolves problems related to work issues.
  • Attend Department, interagency, international working groups, and sub-IPCs to coordinate and de-conflict OPDAT programs with broader USG and international development efforts.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must meet status eligibility for this announcement.
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • The Criminal Division participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program. E-Verify helps employers to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.


To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-12 federal grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: assessing and evaluating international development programs or projects; conducting programmatic briefings for high level officials; writing briefing papers or cables to support an international development program; and reviewing programmatic and funding requests for compliance with established policies, procedures, and funding agreements.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration by the closing date of this announcement.


There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

You are eligible under merit promotion procedures, if you meet one of the following criteria:
  • Current DOJ employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service;
  • Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career transition Assistance Plan (CTAP); or
  • Individuals with disabilities - For more information and proof required see https://www.usajobs.gov/help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/individuals-with-disabilities/.
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better using established criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/ .

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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