Job Overview


This position is located in Alexandria, VA (approximately 6.4 miles outside of Washington, DC).

The mission of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is to increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people with access to food, a healthy diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.

Be a part of America's nutrition assistance safety net.  Food Distribution Division is a great place to work, offering a rewarding career where each analyst positively impacts the lives of individuals in need of nutrition assistance. 

Food Distribution Programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), a food package program serving low-income seniors, women, infants, and children; the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), which provides nutritious USDA Foods to eligible low-income households, including Tribal households, living on or near Indian reservations and in Oklahoma; and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which makes both foods and administrative funds available to States for further distribution to local agencies, primarily food banks.  Food Distribution Division also administers the distribution of healthy USDA Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, such as the National School Lunch Program.   For further information about our programs, go  

FNS provides excellent opportunities for specialized training through its own facilities and outside resources. Career guidance and on- and off-the-job training programs are tailored to an individual employee's needs. If you want to apply your knowledge and skills to food program activities that seek to strengthen America, there is a challenging and rewarding career waiting for you with FNS!

Key Information: 

  • One or more vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
  • FNS offers alternative and flexible work schedules.
  • Depending on a variety of circumstances, Telework may be available. 
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As a Program Analyst, you will: 

  • Develop legislative proposals, regulations, handbooks, FNS instructions, and guidance material for use by State and local program administrators responsible for the administration of food distribution programs.
  • Participate in discussions with senior managers for the purpose of establishing priorities for operation of the food distribution programs, to discuss recommendations for policy or procedural changes or technical assistance resulting from operation of the program, and to develop positions for negotiations with outside agencies, and similar matters.
  • Provide guidance to regional offices regarding the awarding and use of program grants for food distribution programs.
  • Serve as a project manager, leader, or coordinator for groups within the Division or Agency to carry out developmental projects or develop solutions to complex policy and operational issues.
  • Represent the Division or Agency as a speaker or panel member at conferences and meetings.