Program Analyst

U.S. Department of Defense
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Oct 17

Position description

This position is located in the 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 the budgeting, planning and monitoring and evaluation of Title 10 SC programs, which include a wide range of activities resourced strategies and guiding the supporting theater planning process for DSCA HQ's.

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Your typical work assignments may include the following:


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Analyze and evaluates functional and mission related issues that are highly complex, sensitive and often times controversial in nature requiring professional and/or subject matter expert review and input.
  • Conducts research and performs major evaluations impacting the development of long range plans or resolves issues impacting principle program objectives.
  • Provides analysis to ensure that program with partner political will, institutional capacity, and operational capabilities.
  • Job family (Series)

    0343 Management And Program Analysis

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Conditions of Employment


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

One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience in: applying and evaluating U.S National Security and Foreign Policy priorities and objectives; analyzing and resolving a wide variety of complex, time sensitive operational and administrative factors/issues that impact the implementation of security cooperation activities.

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.

All qualifications, education, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.


Education cannot be substituted for experience.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
  • 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 may require you to work other than normal hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays and/or overtime.
  • This position may require travel away from your normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
  • This position may require you to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

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