Program Analyst


This is a public notice for FAA-authorized Program Analyst (0343) positions open to U.S. Citizens. Positions may be announced for FV-F through K or grades FG-7 through 15 to support the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 2021.


The individual will assume the role of a program analyst and/or advisor to managers, focusing on evaluating the effectiveness of government programs and operations, as well as the productivity and efficiency of such programs. These positions necessitate a deep understanding of the agency’s mission, policies, and objectives, along with proficiency in management principles and processes. Additionally, expertise in analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing program development or execution, and enhancing organizational effectiveness and efficiency, is essential.

Certain positions may also require familiarity with basic budgetary and financial management principles and techniques, particularly concerning the long-term planning of programs and objectives. The work entails adeptness in fact-finding and investigative techniques, effective communication skills, and the ability to develop compelling presentations and reports.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Successful completion of security investigation may be required.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Please Review Required Documents & Additional Information.
  • Duty location may be negotiable upon request.
  • Positions may be filled at any pay band level.


Qualifications Reference: HRPM, EMP-1.7 Qualifications and OPM General Schedule Qualification Standards.

FV-F level you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least three years of progressively responsible general experience that demonstrates the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions, plan and organize work and convey information, with at least one year equivalent to the FG/GS-4.


Successful completion of 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree, gained from an accredited college or university.

OR Combination of education and experience may be qualifying for this position.

FV-G. Possession of at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to FV-F, FG/GS-5 thru 9 level. Examples may include: work that involved analytical research and evaluation of diversified programs, project life cycle development, developing statistical reports, and administration and control of assigned projects.


Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Education must be directly related to the position.

OR Combination of education and experience may be qualifying for this position.

FV-H. Possession of at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to FV-G, (FG/GS-10/11) level. Examples may include: experience analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of programs and operations; tracking and analyzing data to ensure compliance with policies and procedures; identifying program deficiencies; recommending solutions and improvements to assigned programs; performing cost-benefit analysis of current and projected programs; compiling, evaluating, and analyzing data; experience working with internal/external stakeholders; experience with budget processes (formation/execution/procurement/reconciliation); experience with accounting systems and travel management.

FV-I. Possession of at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H, FG/GS 12 level. Examples may include: experience using a wide range of qualitative and quantitative assessment methods for evaluation and improvement of critical programs; reviewing new or proposed policy changes to determine process, program and organizational impacts; collecting, analyzing and preparing factual information, project papers, briefings and staff reports to senior management; identifying, analyzing, providing process or program improvement recommendations to higher level officials; experience compiling data and analyzing data or information from various sources; experience planning, scheduling, and conducting analyses or studies of proposals.

FV-J. Possession of at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS 13 level. Examples may include: experience facilitating process improvement activities, gathers and presents information to management; plans, schedules, and tracks projects/task; leading or coordinating the tracking, analysis and implementation of quality management programs, systems and standards; experience with compiling, analyzes, and evaluating a variety of resource data in order to prepare reports, charts/graphs, status updates, or analysis in support of organizational goals and objectives; and development of operating instructions.

FV-K. Possession of at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to FV-J, FG/GS 14 level. Examples may include: experience leading teams analyzing process improvement; developing resource (staffing and funding) guidance/objectives for subordinate activities and programs, and overseeing or leads teams tasked with conducting continuous assessments of resource utilization in accomplishing program objectives; establishes metrics for measuring cost reduction and quality improvement; and providing technical direction in process improvement and analysis.

Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

Leave Enhancement: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants’ prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. On-the-Spot will be used to fill this position. The ‘Rule of Three’, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.


1) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.

2) Some, none, or all candidates may be interviewed.

3) If qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your transcripts.

4) Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.

5) Please upload supporting documents into USAJOBS or and reference the announcement number. To confirm receipt of documents, please email

6) This Public Notice will serve as a resume repository – positions may or may not be filled from this announcement.

7) Duty Location may be negotiable upon request.

8) Bargaining and non-bargaining positions may be filled.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay COLA

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