National Protection and Programs Directorate Management and Program Analyst in Arlington, Virginia

Job Overview

Job Overview

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

Joining the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) means leading the coordinated national effort to reduce risk to our critical infrastructure posed by acts of terrorism, natural disaster, or other emergency. This Management and Program Analyst position starts at a salary of $79,720 (GS-12 grade level). In this position, you would be responsible for providing leadership with objectively based information for making decisions on the administrative and programmatic aspects of agency operations and management.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Who May Be Considered:

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Status Candidates
  • View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Merit promotion and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.


Duties of the Management and Program Analyst, GS-0343-12 include, but are not limited to:

  • Review, analyze, evaluate, and advise on organizational programs, policies, and procedures relating to security and resilience in the Chemical industry and associated inter-dependencies.
  • Build and maintain working relationships with Federal, Regional, State, and Local level departments and agency public-stakeholders and chemical private-industry partners that make up the public-private partnerships in the Chemical Sector.
  • Builds and maintains key working security partnerships with Department Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) and Federal stakeholders; participates in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) development, proliferation, reduction, and mitigation activities, working groups, and other collaborative forums.
  • Builds and maintains working level relationships with Federal and industry science and technology (S&T;) and research and development (R&D;) stakeholder and partners in the Chemical Sector; coordinates and facilitates collaboration to identify gaps and promotes cooperative efforts that develop programs and projects that match strategic/operational priorities and provide capabilities to mitigate/reduce security and/or resilience risks.
  • Supports and provides liaison between Federal CBRNE and WMD stakeholders and the Chemical industry to promote improved public-private collaboration and security awareness; leverages existing expertise in homeland security, non-proliferation, counter-proliferation, threat reduction activities, chemicals, chemical threat agents, biological threat agents, infectious diseases, pandemic planning, medical countermeasures, and associated national level policies and international conventions.
  • Participates and contributes to the strategic planning and activity prioritization of the Chemical Sector, Sector Stakeholders, Industry Partners, and the Office of Infrastructure Protection to align strategic and operational priorities and goals that mitigate and/or reduce security and/or resilience risks.
  • Provides subject matter expertise and serves as an expert analyst in risk assessment and critical infrastructure protection activities as they pertain to Chemical industrial facilities, their associated operations, and sector interdependencies.
  • Coordinates and conducts critical infrastructure protection activities, analysis, and studies associated with the implementation of the goals and objectives of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), the Chemical Sector Specific Plan (SSP), and the Chemical Sector Specific Agency (SSA) fulfillment of Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) - 21 directed responsibilities.
  • Administrate, facilitate, and participates in meetings, conferences, outreach, training, and exercises that implement the Chemical Sector Specific Agency (SSA) Sector Specific Plan (SSP) prioritized activities.
  • Develop and deliver reports, written correspondence, response to tasks, program management documentation, substantive memoranda, and presentations.
Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates (this includes Merit Promotion, Status Candidates, Former Overseas Employees, CTAP, ICTAP, VRA, VEOA, 30% or More Disabled, EVHO, Schedule A, Military Spouses, Americorps, Peace Corps, Vista, Interchange Agreement Eligibles, Land Management, and National Guard).

Questions? This job is open to 9 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required
  • Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret/SCI clearance

You qualify for the GS-12 grade level (starting salary $79,720) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level performing duties such as:

  • Planning and conducting a variety of projects and studies using standard techniques and analytical methods to analyze and evaluate the distribution of work among positions and organizations.

  • Evaluating the potential benefits/uses of automation and processes to improve increase the efficiency of administrative support or program operations.

  • Gathering information, identifying and analyzing issues, developing recommendations to resolve substantive problems of effectiveness and efficiency of work operations in a program or program support setting.

  • Performing evaluations of projects and studies that require analysis of interrelated issues where precedent from past studies are available.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Qualifications Must Be Met The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-Grade Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by closing date of this announcement.

Submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc.

Education will not be considered as a substitution for experience to qualify for this position.

New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

Essential Personnel: This position is designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).

Drug Testing:This position may require a random drug test.

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best-qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a job offer within 30-60 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate!


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Other Information

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

E-Verify DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, persons with disabilities, and those covered under the Interchange Agreement possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links in Who May Be Considered section or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-08-22

Salary: $79,720 to $103,639 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Series: 0343 Management And Program Analysis

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: PH-17-KK-10016613-DEMP

Control number: 474475800