Program Analyst

US Federal Acquisition Service
Seattle, WA
30+ days ago

Job Description



As a Program Analyst, you will assists in the implementation of the GSA and FAS Supply Chain Risk Management plan, as well as the ongoing identification, assessment, mitigation and monitoring of risks to critical FAS acquisition functions.

This position is located in the Office of Policy and Compliance, in GSA's Federal Acquisition Service. The duty location will be determined upon selection.


This position supports supply chain risk management (SCRM) programs and projects for all FAS portfolios, categories, and business lines that are essential to the mission of GSA and other federal agencies.

As a Program Analyst, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Serves as an advisor for assigned program activities, obtaining appropriate resources to facilitate accomplishment of objectives.
  • Supports the implementation and monitors status of assigned programs and initiatives.
  • Develops recommendations for additional initiatives, operating policies and procedures as needed.
  • Researches, develops plans, and provides input to supply chain risk management initiatives and implementations across FAS.
  • Supports coordination with external agencies as needed, to include customers, industry or other Agency stakeholders on research and analysis that could impact the cyber security of the federal supply chain and infrastructure, as well as issues of national concern in regard to risk of malicious actors penetrating the federal supply chain.
  • Makes recommendations for improvements in a wide variety of areas, including changes in organizational structure, reallocations of resources, needs for additional and/or refresher training, increases in delegations of authority and changes in policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and supports briefings for higher level management to explain the specific analysis of subject matter, as well as to provide recommendations or action plans and to provide guidance and direction for implementation.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed for other GSA organizations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0343 Management And Program Analysis

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  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
    • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
    • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
    • Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
    • Must participate in direct deposit of pay

    If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 5 investigation level). You must be granted this clearance before you can start the job.


    For each job on your resume, provide:

    • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here.

    The GS-14 basic salary range starts at $93,907 per year.

    • This position will be located at a GSA satellite office within the United States
    • Location will be determined at the time of selection
    • This salary does not include locality pay.

    • Locality pay will be determined at the time of selection.

    • To view a list of locality rates, click here.

    To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service.

    For this position, specialized experience is defined is defined as analyzing and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of administrative or technical programs; overseeing workforce and other related studies, coordinating and analyzing findings and making recommendations on substantive programs; identifying or developing metrics to measure success of initiatives and using quantitative and qualitative data to determine if success has been met.

    • There is no education substitution at the GS-14 grade level


    Additional information

    Bargaining Unit status: NA

    Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

    • Knowledge of administrative program support functions, program operations and related policies along with a knowledge of mission programs, and management processes to plan, direct, coordinate and execute mission-oriented projects and studies
    • Skill in negotiating with management to accept and implement study recommendations, where the proposals involve substantial agency resources or require extensive changes in established procedures
    • Knowledge of FAS structure, missions, program and participating organizational relationships to develop and support the establishment of programs, procedures and policies, and management techniques and practices.
    • Skill in oral communications sufficient to lead meetings and make technical presentations; provide authoritative clarification and interpretation and to explain, defend and justify recommendations as needed

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

    GSA OIG Employees: Submit latest SF 50 (other than award SF 50)

    Current GSA Employees: Submit latest non-award SF-50

    If you are CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    You will have access to many benefits including:

    • Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
    • Life insurance coverage with several options
    • Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
    • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
    • Flexible work schedules
    • Transit and child care subsidies
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Long-term care insurance
    • Training and development

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

  • Internal to an agency

    Current federal employees of this agency.

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

Clarification from the agency

Your application will be considered if you are a: • GSA employee (Must be a current FAS employee) • GSA surplus or displaced employees in the local commuting area who qualify for the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) You must be serving on a career or career-conditional appointment, or under a noncompetitive Special Appointing Authority which provides for conversion to a permanent position in the Competitive Service.


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