Program Analyst

Department of Defense Chantilly, VA
* Duties

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Mission Statement

The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. The NRO provides reconnaissance information to the Intelligence Community and the DoD warfighters. For more information see:

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As a PROGRAM ANALYST you will be responsible for the following duties:

* Manages daily GEOINT/Imagery programmatic functions, interfaces with mission partners across the IC and DoD, reaches out to operational users to ensure proper program support.

* Evaluates the effectiveness of new and on-going system engineer program operations and objectives.

* Advises key staff on the impact of internal and external factors for decisions on programs, program development, cost, schedule, and performance of mission and projects.

* Oversees work effort of assigned FFRDC and SETA staff.

* Provides extensive coordination and guidance to a wide range of government, military, and contractor personnel on methods, processes, practices, lessons learned and risk mitigation.

* Develops, maintains and manages updates to program documentation, performing evaluations as required.

* Develops, prepares and conducts oral and/or written presentations to report monthly analysis of project or program status in order to identify and isolate potential problems.

* Determines course of action necessary to address deficiencies and recommend remedial action.

* Responsible for performing various technical and advisory functions relative to the personnel assigned to the particular project segment.

* Provide NRO Space systems and NRO Enterprise support.

* Provide system design and development testing in space systems.

* Provide advice and recommendations regarding program planning and funding management issues.

* Interprets broad policy and program directives; and makes recommendations of time-phasing of planning actions along with acquisition management actions.

* Provide analytical support related to satellite Imagery science.

* Identify and specify collection capabilities to fulfill Space resiliency requirements.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0343 Management And Program Analysis

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a US citizen

* Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

* Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered

* This is a Drug Testing designated position

* Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601

* Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph


* OVERTIME: Occasionally

* TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible

* PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized



* TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is Not telework eligible

* SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit:


This position is a Senior Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Senior level positions include GG-14. The NRO is ONLY accepting applications from current GS/GG-14 or equivalent Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who are currently at a GS/GG-14, or equivalent may ONLY apply for a lateral assignment at their current grade level, and step.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel

Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized

experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and

QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 06/20/2018

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

Specialized experience required for this position is:

1. Complex system design, development and testing of spacecraft systems.

2. System performance modeling and assessment of spacecraft systems.

3. Providing analytical support related to GEOINT/Imagery.

4. Providing analytical support related to satellite science Imagery; Providing technical performance measurements related to space resiliency.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

1.Organizational Awareness

2.Technical Competence

3. Program Management

4. Communication

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: DOD GEN APP INFO

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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