Program Analyst (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees)

Washington, D.C
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time

As a Program Analyst, you will:
  • Use knowledge of project and organizational management, GAO and OIG audit process, planning and performance measurement techniques.
  • Act as the NHTSA liaison for audits announced by the OIG and GAO that relates to topics including but not limited to agency program performance and agency administration.
  • Identify and define issues and problems, coordinate analysis by relevant organizations and individuals, and arrive at positions for recommendations to higher management.
  • Prepare written responses to inquiries from the Congress and the public concerning agency planning and policy issues.

Ideal Candidate: NHTSA is looking for an employee with good communication skills. In addition, incumbent should have a strong understanding of project and organizational management, preferably as it relates to GAO and OIG audit processes and an in-depth knowledge of analytical and evaluative techniques sufficient to perform analytical assignments.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify for the Grade 12, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11 it must include:
  • Experience in project and organizational management, audit process, planning and performance measurement techniques. Experience must be sufficient to assist in preparing agency plans and reports.

In addition to the above experience, to qualify for the Grade 13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:
  • Experience of agency policies, issues and programs as a basis for development of questions, answers, and related information for congressional hearings; and preparation of program issues and analyses.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Demonstrated experience in program and project management.
  • Knowledge of GAO and OIG Audit process, its requirements, policies and audit recommendations to ensure appropriate compliance.
  • Experience recommending to manager, ways to enhance audit engagement, including innovative approaches for avoiding and resolving problems; and reducing conflicts with regard to audit findings, recommendations, and follow-up activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • For all types of consideration, experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a Bargaining unit position represented by AFGE, 3313.

    COVID VACCINATION: As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject only to exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.