EXBS Program Analyst - Personal Services Contract
The Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program promotes cooperation with foreign governments to ensure their strategic trade controls system meets international standards and to help build partner countries’ capabilities to detect, interdict, investigate, and prosecute illicit transfers of weapons of mass destruction, dual use components, and conventional arms.
THIS IS A NON-PERMANENT POSITION. YOU DO NOT ACQUIRE COMPETITIVE OR EXCEPTED SERVICE STATUS FROM THIS POSITION.
This is a personal services contract position located in the Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC), U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC. The individual supports the EXBS program implementation and management by serving as a Program Analyst responsible for facilitating and monitoring the planning, funding, and delivery of EXBS program assistance. Specifically, the individual shall:
- Coordinate the Office’s input into the preparation and presentation of program budget requests and supporting materials, including drafting Congressional Budget Justifications
- Draft and process action memoranda and notifications to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Foreign Assistance and Congress related to the early release request, reprogramming notification, and planned obligation of EXBS program funds
- Draft and coordinate presentations for U.S. Department of State, Office of Foreign Assistance and Congressional staff and responses to any Congressional inquiries related to EXBS program funding plans
- Draft and coordinate policy papers, cables, briefing and background materials, talking points, press releases, speeches/remarks, reports to Congress and other documents for office management and senior officials
- Assist Office Management with the review of three year country strategies and annual action and spend plans for each program country, taking into account information contained in the annual progress reports
- Conduct analysis of program data to help office management assess program performance and improve decision-making on the best use of resources, such as through analysis of obligations, pipe-line activities, expenditure rates, implementer capacity to deliver timely results, and performance feedback
- Travel periodically, and as needed
- Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance;
- Superior written communications skills, particularly the ability to draft and edit documents to present information in a grammatically correct, clear, concise and compelling manner;
- Superior knowledge of the U.S. Department of State appropriation process and funding through the foreign assistance processes;
- Strong ability to plan, organize, coordinate, implement, and evaluate program activities and policies, as well as anticipate, communicate, and address project risks;
- Flexible and adaptive to shifting requirements of the EXBS Program;
- Proven analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual thinking skills;
- Excellent time management skills, collaborative work style, and strong interpersonal and team skills; and
- Strategic planning and long-range program development skills.
- Working with U.S. Department of State nonproliferation programs and with foreign governments
Annual & Sick Leave
The individual selected will earn annual and sick leave in accordance with OPM regulations and will be paid for federal holidays that fall within their regularly scheduled tour of duty. Those entering on duty with prior military service and/or federal civilian service can credit their years of service for higher annual leave accrual rates.
Health & Life Insurance Reimbursement
Personal Services Contractor may be provided a maximum of up to seventy-two percent (72%) against actual costs of their annual health insurance premiums and up to fifty percent (50%) of life insurance premiums. Eligibility for reimbursement requires evidence of enrollment in a qualifying health insurance plan and proof of actual payment of the associated health insurance premiums.
Relocation Assistance Available: None
How to Apply:
Please apply through Monster and submit the following as a single attachment:
- Cover letter
- A list of at least three professional references
Failure to submit a complete package may disqualify the applicant from consideration.
You will be evaluated against the requirements outlined in this announcement, so your resume and cover letter should demonstrate that you meet the required qualifications above to undertake this position. Your references will only be contacted after your permission following an interview. You may also be asked to provide a writing sample.
State/ISN/ECC expects to screen and interview candidates within 45 days of close of announcement. ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONTACTED. Offers of employment will be dependent on ability to obtain security clearance through the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security bureau, as well as a medical clearance through State/MED.
There may be unanticipated vacancies that occur during the period of this job posting or soon after its close. Candidates that apply to this announcement will also be provided the same consideration for these vacancies.
Note: This is a Personal Services Contract. This is NOT a federal direct-hire position.
Vacancy announcement will close at midnight, December 17, 2018