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Job Title:  Management and Program Analyst
Agency:  U.S. Agency for International Development
Job Announcement Number:  13-0039-DM

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Friday, November 30, 2012 to Monday, December 10, 2012
Full-time - Permanent
2 vacancies - Washington, DC, US  View Map
Only current USAID Agency employee's who are on Federal career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service may apply. 


"Since its founding in 1961, the US Agency for International Development has invested in innovative, cost-effective solutions that save millions of lives..."

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. For more information on USAID please click on the link:

The Office of the Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Management (AA/M) is recruiting two senior level Management and Program Analysts to serve as senior advisors and expert consultants on matters relative to management information, coordination and program oversight.   In this position you will develop and implement methods to improve the efficiency of the Bureau by developing new and precedent setting approaches to management.  You will exercise full responsibility for carrying out all policy, programmatic and managerial matters within your purview to assure the effective and efficient operations of the Bureau.    

The two positions represent opportunities to make a difference at an Agency that makes a difference in the world.  If interested, you are encouraged to apply by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of this announcement. 


  • Must meet time in grade by the closing date of this announcement.
  • If born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Services
  • Must be able to maintain a SECRET level security clearance
  • May require a 1-year probationary period


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  • Plans, establishes, and directs a quality improvement program encompassing extremely large, difficult, and diverse projects for the Bureau for Management; analyzes and evaluates long-range activities, and provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness of operations in meeting mission-critical goals and objectives.
  • Computes and estimates the effect of proposed changes in legislation or regulations to determine impact on management or agency goals; provides broad analysis and develops appropriate cost-sharing mechanisms, full cost methodologies, and consumption data.
  • Develops and implements procedures and systems for establishing, operating, and assessing the effectiveness of administrative control systems, such as those designed to prevent waste, loss, unauthorized use, or misappropriation of assets; coordinates the development and integration of management processes and business systems documentation.
  • Evaluates and analyzes agency-wide programs, functions, and organizations to determine whether the management systems in current use efficiently accomplish the objectives sought, and whether they provide the controls necessary for sound management.
  • Conducts program effectiveness or the improvement of complex program and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of the major programs of the M Bureau and/or USAID.
  • Reviews productivity in all areas, monitors problem areas, and oversees implementation of solutions that will eliminate them; recommends actions necessary to maintain or improve the quality and quantity of operational services that involve the introduction or refinement of automation, reorganization of operating sections and units, reassignment of personnel, development of proposals to increase the organization's resources, or other actions. 
  • Researches, analyzes, and provides expert technical advice and assistance on complex program issues, such as issues or problems which impact substantive, mission-oriented programs.


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In order to qualify at the GS-15 level you must meet 1-year of specialized experience in the Federal service equivalent to the GS-14 grade level.  Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:  Provided advice and guidance to senior management, established managerial policies and procedures for an organization or for agency-wide programs, analyzed existing programs and projects and provided needs assessments and made recommendations for improvements, assessed the effectiveness of administrative control systems, used complex analytical and evaluation techniques to interpret internal management studies results conducted by other offices or overseas missions or contractors to assess the validity, effectiveness and possible application; provided expert consultative serves by to senior management on major mission or organizational issues. 

Time in grade must be met by the closing date of this announcement.  This means applicants must have served 52 weeks of service at the GS-14 grade level to be considered for this position. 


BASIS of rating:  Once the job announcement closes, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your assessment questionnaire responses to determine if you meet the basic qualification requirements for the job.  Those candidates deemed most highly qualified will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.  If after a review of your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be eliminated from further consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Your SF-50, and the most recent copy of your performance appraisal must be submitted with your application materials by the closing date of this announcement.  If these documents are not submitted by the closing date, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will not be eligible for further consideration. 

This position requires the following core competencies:

  • Administration and Management
  • Planning and Evaluating 
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Oral Communications
  • Written Communication  

Note:  Your answers to the assessment questions, that attest to your work experience, must be supported in your resume. 

To preview questions please click here.


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Working for USAID offers a comprehensive benefits package You may explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at by clicking on the link: Federal Benefits

METRO ACCESS:  Ronald Reagan Building (RRB), 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20523, within close proximity to the Federal Triangle metro station.



DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

SELECTIVE SERVICE:  The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit

TESTING DESIGNATED POSITIONS: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) 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. 

Additional selections may be made from any certificate of eligibles that result from this announcement.

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Applications for this position are being processed through this on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for US Agency for International Development applicants. To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Online" button to the right. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors. USAID provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS ( - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the USAID's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on USAID's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. Or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen.  Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions.  The fax number will be on the coversheet.


  • Resume showing relevant experience
  • Most recent copy of your SF-50 (notification of personnel action)
  • Most recent copy of your performance appraisal


Deborah Melton
Phone: 202-712-0949
Fax: 202-216-3345
Agency Information:
United States Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
RRB/ITC, Room 2.07-.33
Washington, DC
Fax: 202-216-3345


Applicants are evaluated using an automated applicant assessment system. After determining basic eligibility and qualifications, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to identify the gold category applicants who will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews.  We will notify you of the outcome after each of the necessary steps has been completed.

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