This position is being filled under the Modified Direct Hire Authority.
This position is part of the Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. The incumbent will be responsible for advising the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) leadership on all matters related to program cost, schedule and performance across the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).
As a PROGRAM ANALYST at the NH-0343-3 some of your typical work assignments may include:
Functions as an advisor in matters of program management, logistics, financial execution, workforce issues and resource/budget development.
Designated point of contact for programmatic issues.
Participates in Division's planning events and off-sites to develop, refine, coordinate, implement team policies, procedures, guidelines, processes, procedures strategies, philosophies and execution plans in accordance with applicable legislation, regulations and policy.
Attends internal and external meetings and communications, researching and drafting appropriate actions to be taken for the organization.
Presents briefings to officials and senior leaders within the agency and to external BMD partners including regular reviews, informal status reports and formal presentations associated with critical project milestones, acquisition program issues, financial and workforce resources, administration, division organization and front office operations.
Develops program goals and objectives, develops resource estimates, and determines resource allocations.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Tour of Duty:
Recruitment Incentives are NOT authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
This is a Drug Testing designated position
Employee must obtain/maintain Non-critical Sensitive/Secret security clearance
This is an acquisition position coded Level II in Production, Quality and Manufacturing
Selectee must complete 80 continuous learning points every two years
Selectee must obtain mandatory DAWIA certification within 24 months of Entrance on Duty
You may qualify at the NH-03 broadband level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
- Experience with quality, safety, and mission assurance program requirements and processes.
- Experience with program management, logistics, financial execution, workforce issues and resource/budget development applicable to the administration of a quality, safety and mission assurance program.
- Experience addressing and resolving personnel/technical issues, conflicts, and disputes to maximize productivity of personnel, systems, and processes.
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.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level II Production, Quality and Manufacturing Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.
This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs:
This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.
- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, principles, and techniques to be able to design and conduct comprehensive studies of major programs to align with projections and plans to activities, recommend corrective action; identify resource requirements, and develop strategies.
- Knowledge of quality, safety, and mission assurance program requirements and processes for complex weapon systems and corresponding ability to lead activities and clearly communicate and present technical approaches and findings.
- Knowledge of program management, logistics, financial execution, workforce issues and resource/budget development applicable to the administration of a quality, safety and mission assurance program in order to complete taskings and other requirements.
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.
If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
Military Spouse Preference:
If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist, save the document and attach it to your application package.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process
The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).
Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
For additional information see:
What to include in your resume.
If this position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript
College transcript(s), required if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned.
3. Veteran's Documents
If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
All U.S. Citizens