Program Analyst

Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
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  • Posted
    Jun 28

Position description

As a Program Analyst, this position is located in he Building Partner Capacity Directorate (BPC) in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OUSD (P)). This position supports future planning for management and execution of DSCA's Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) programs.

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As a Program Analyst, GS-0343-13/14, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

  • Serves as a subject-matter expert (SME) in future planning and agency-wide reform efforts to better integrate Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) across the agency's program management responsibilities
  • Responsible for assessing ICB programs across the DoD, analyzing global ICB requirements, recommending changes in legislation and regulations, as well as developing future year plans for ICB programs in support of the Department's Program Objective Memorandum (POM) for Security Cooperation (SC)
  • Drafts and coordinates cross-program guidance
  • Coordinates with all ICB stakeholders to collect and track ICB requirements and cross-walk against Department priorities
  • Researches and monitors interagency programs aimed at reforming or building institutional capacity across partner nation security sectors

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service,
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • This position requires you to work other than normal hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays and/or overtime
  • This position requires travel away from your normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
  • Recruitment Incentive authorized in accordance with regulatory requirements


You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to apply management practices and principles to develop criteria on which to base recommendations that will solve difficult, complex management problems, and which aid in planning future management strategies; developing sound policy and procedures; directing complex studies, assessments, and scoping requiring application of advanced analytical and statistical methods and techniques;and coordinating across many stakeholders to plan and monitor progress towards achieving national security objectives.

You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to design, plan, and implement programs to advance national security policy objectives; applying and evaluating U.S. national security and foreign policy priorities; developing and articulating policy positions; use of analytical methods to assess, monitor, and report progress to DoD and Congressional stakeholders; develop and evaluate future plans to advance program objectives; and analyzing alternative positions; developing future year plans, narrative justifications, and trends with supporting data to contribute to budget development and Congressional budget requests.

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.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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