Program Analyst

US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations Washington, DC
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Earth Day is every day at EPA! At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you'll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.

This position is located in Office of Water, Office of Science and Technology, Standards and Health Protection Division, Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: OW Webpage.

If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.

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You will:

* Design and conduct comprehensive management studies to identify and propose solutions to complex or controversial management problems with far-reaching scope or impact to a broad range of program operations.

* Develop and apply analytical approaches, methodologies, concepts and techniques to plan and carry out studies/projects to lead the organization in program planning, measurement, or progress evaluation.

* Revise current or proposed policies, laws, regulations or administrative procedures with far-reaching scope and impact and make decisions and recommendations which significantly change, interpret or develop important Agency programs.

* Gather and evaluate programmatic data to develop complete decision packages, staff studies, recommendations, and special reports and prepare executive briefings and similar materials for use by management in carrying out and reporting on program accomplishments.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to…

If you are an EPA internal employee in the commuting area of Washington, DC and are:

* Current permanent Office of Water EPA employee with competitive status

* EPA Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) eligible

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

* Job family (Series)

0343 Management And Program Analysis

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* Analysts, Program

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.

* You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).

If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.


You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as experience serving as a project officer on contracts and experience implementing operating plans for work units.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

* Ability to evaluate program performance results.

* Skill in developing recommendations to increase program efficiency.

* Ability to analyze programmatic data.

* Skill in applying performance based management.

* Ability to use analysis to make recommendations to management.

* Skill in written communication.

* Skill in oral communication.

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.


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