Program Analyst

U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 11

Position description

This position is part of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). DSCA's mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners. DSCA administers security cooperation programs that support U.S. policy interests and objectives.

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As a Program Analyst at the GS-0343-12, some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Serves as the Internal Communications Point of Contact for the organization, ensuring the organization is apprised of ongoing activities and that Outreach has sufficient knowledge and understanding of Agency wide activities. 
  • Support all functions as they relate to the day to day activities of the program office and long-term strategic program and workforce goals.
  • Represent the organization at meetings or briefings regarding assigned programs or projects.
  • Provide advice and guidance to representatives of other organizations concerning program issues.
  • Develop program reports using data gathering, analytical techniques, and evaluation methodology to communicate results clearly.
  • Conduct studies, evaluations, and analyses to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential




Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply).
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Work Schedule: Full Time.
  • Overtime: Occasionally.
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible.
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt.
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required.
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible.
  • Drug Testing: Required.


You may qualify at the GS-12, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service: Creditable specialized experience includes:

  • Assist with research and the ability to analyze using evaluative methods in fact-finding and presents outcome.
  • Develops communication and status reports for management; reviews, writes, and/or interprets the organization documentation to develop and recommend efficiencies and improvement of performance.
  • Knowledge of administrative operations to address management actions.
  • Ability in organizational planning, using IT tools (e.g. SharePoint; Office 365 etc.) to improve effectiveness and efficiency for the organization.
  • 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.

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