Senior Program Analyst

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary

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This position is in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, in the Office of Budget and Resource Managementat the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Duties

  • Translate foreign policy and development priorities into budgetary allocations, guidance, negotiations, and trade-offs that ensure the success of unique foreign policy initiatives and the annual budget cycle.
  • Manage strategic budget functions within the program cycle for a specified Pillar and/or Regional Bureau, and support global budget formulation or execution functions.
  • Formulate resource requests and determine how to strategically align resources that are appropriated with the priorities of the Administration and USAID leadership.
  • Coordinate with USAID’s Bureaus and field Missions, the DoS Office of Foreign Assistance, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, and the Congress.
  • Make recommendations for program budget requests and program budget allocations for the USAID leadership, and report on and analyze program budget execution.
  • Apply understanding of development strategies, the budget cycle, resource management, and legislative and regulatory requirements, to optimally align program-budget resources with development and foreign policy priorities and strategies.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
  • Time in grade must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

Qualifications

Specialized Experience:
GS-13:
 You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. One year of specialized experience refers to full-time work; we consider a part-time job on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes(a) experience in managing budget tables and data systems (EXCEL spreadsheets) for multiple fiscal years, accounts, and sources(b) experience in developing and analyzing budgetary tradeoffs and presenting funding options for leadership; AND (c) experience in managing intra- and interagency discussions, coordinating flows of information, and deconflicting divergent points of view, as needed.

GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. One year of specialized experience refers to full-time work; we consider a part-time job on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes(a) experience in managing budget tables and data systems (EXCEL spreadsheets) for multiple fiscal years, accounts, and sources; (b) experience in developing and analyzing budgetary tradeoffs and presenting funding options for leadership, (c) experience in managing intra- and interagency discussions, coordinating flows of information, and deconflicting divergent points of view, as needed; AND (d) developing related justification materials, presenting and defending foreign assistance budget requests to senior leadership and interagency counterparts.

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 relevant to the position’s duties to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities that clearly exceed the position’s minimum requirements. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. Selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations in the absence of selective and quality ranking factors.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore, no transcripts are required.

Additional information

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy announcement.

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries worldwide, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes, when rights are repressed, when hunger, disease, and poverty rob people of opportunity, USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world’s most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse, and adhere to USAID’s Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP’s) under the Agency’s approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

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EEO Policy: EEO Policy Statement.

Veterans’ Information: Veterans Information.

Telework: https://www.telework.gov/.

Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy:
USAID is committed to equal employment opportunity; therefore, reasonable accommodations are available to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodation Division in the Office of Civil Rights at reasonableaccommodations@usaid.gov. Reasonable accommodation decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about the Reasonable Accommodation Division, please visit our website at: https://www.usaid.gov/careers/reasonableaccommodations.