Job Overview

Summary

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

As a result of sequestration and budget shortfalls, Army is furloughing most of its employees for some amount of time during fiscal year 2013.  An employee in this position MAY be subject to furlough.  If applicable, specific information regarding the administrative furlough will be provided to the individual selected for this position.

About the Position:

The U.S. Army Information Technology (ITA) is responsible for providing telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) services for Department of Defense customers in the National Capital Region. The incumbent will be assigned as a Developmental Program Analyst with the Acquisition Services Division which  executes an annual budget of $428M to procure the supplies and services necessary for ITA to carry out its mission, and includes the oversight and management of some of the most important IT service contracts within the Department of Defense.

This position is part of a formalized management development program designed to provide recent graduates with the training and experience necessary to become part of the Army Acquisition Workforce. The incumbent will be primarily assigned to Alexandria, VA near the Eisenhower Avenue Metro station, but will complete developmental rotations with other ITA divisions located at the Pentagon and in Crystal City. In addition, the incumbent's training plan will include formal training during duty hours at the Defense Acquisition University at Ft. Belvoir, VA.

Click here  for more information on Pathways program participants.

Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army  Recent Graduates Program. 

The Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.  

After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

·   Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.

·    Demonstrate successful job performance.

·   Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted

To learn more, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/.

Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program Eligibles 

Positions are open to:

  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

  • All applicants must be within the local commuting area of Alexandria, VA. This position is paid for by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund. Individuals who have been employed as a civilian with the Department of Defense within the previous 12 months are not eligible to apply.

    Duties

    As a Developmental Program Analyst you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

    ·         Responding to customer procurement requirements below $2,500 by making purchases under the guidelines of the Agency’s Government Purchase Card program.

    ·         Assist with formulating improvements to policies and procedures for the acquisition of goods and services.

    ·         Developing and administering surveys to monitor customer satisfaction with services provided by current vendors, quantitatively analyzing survey results, developing recommendations to improve service delivery, and presenting your analysis and recommendations in both formal and informal settings.

    ·         Identify service delivery gaps between what customers expect and what vendors are being asked to provide under existing contracts.

    ·         Responding to customer procurement requirements below $2,500 by making purchases under the guidelines of the Agency’s Government Purchase Card program.

    ·         Assist with formulating improvements to policies and procedures for the acquisition of goods and services.