This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-13. At the GS-12 grade level, the incumbent performs assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. The incumbent will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-13. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds. Promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
The Program Analyst positions are located at the Enterprise Acquisition Systems (ESA) located in Frederick, MD. The Enterprise Acquisition Systems is responsible for managing and overseeing scope initiatives that impact VA-wide acquisition systems. These initiatives are developed in many forums that include the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, government Accountability Office, VAs Inspector General, VA and Civilian Agency Acquisition Council. These positions support Federal and National VA acquisition initiatives and involve working with Federal agencies to develop and oversee the implementation of specific Government-wide acquisition initiatives as assigned, such as Performance Based Service Acquisition as well as the development of Federal and VA acquisition policy. The Program Analysts participate in special projects, review and analyses of broad, complex, unique and sensitive procurement and contracting issues and problems involving the full spectrum of functions for which EAS is responsible such as Software Requirements Development, Release Management, Compliance, Budget Management, Configuration Management, and project Schedule Oversight. Duties include:
· Analyzes and evaluates the economic impact, feasibility, practicality, and effectiveness of existing and proposed standards, regulations, programs, and policies.
· Participates as a member on cross-functional project teams to ensure organizational objectives are achieved.
· Reviews for accuracy, manuals, technical guides, and other documents required by the Software Development Lifecycle.
· Performs work in several major support services program areas such as Software Requirements Development, Release Management, Compliance etc.
· Participates in planning conferences to advise managers on the ways in which new or revised support services or equipment will facilitate the work of the organization.
· Serves as technical expert providing advice and guidance in areas such as Software Requirements, Budget Management, and Configuration Management etc.
· Assists with developing training programs for users of software products developed by EAS.
· 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 the management systems in current use efficiently accomplish the objectives sought.
· Participates in developing agency standards and instructions relative to survey activities.
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