Program Analyst (Strategic Planning)

U.S. Department of the Army
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Mar 09

Position description

This position is with Headquarters, US Army Europe, G-3, with duty station in Arlington, VA.

Although there is no limitation on the number of pages that your resume may contain, it is highly recommended that you limit your resume to 5 pages or less. Exceeding 5 pages will not affect your qualifications or eligibility for this position.


  • Serve as the Command Liaison Officer Headquarters (HQ), United States Army Europe (USAREUR), Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3.
  • Formulate strategic plans, develop policy briefings and itineraries for official visitors to HQ USAREUR, and preparing the Commanding General (CG) and Deputy Commanding General (DCG) for meetings, testimony, and briefings.
  • Maintain strong and effective liaison and relationships between USAREUR and the US Congress, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Army (DA), other government agencies, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and other partner nations.
  • Analyze, research, and formulate official responses to requests from members of Congress, Congressional Committees and high ranking staff within DoD.

Travel Required

50% or less - Travel in Temporary Duty Status of up to 30% of the time may be required, stateside and to overseas locations.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • A pre-employment Drug Test and periodic testing thereafter is required.
  • Travel in Temporary Duty Status of up to 30% of the time may be required, stateside and to overseas locations.
  • Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually thereafter.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities

  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) understanding of European military operational and strategic environment; 2) analyze/review legislative actions for possible impact on military planning/programs; and 3) knowledge of international relations and political/military issues.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-14).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Partnering
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Strategic Thinking

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-14).

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