Management and Program Analyst

Management and Program Analyst

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Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type
Organization Type
Government Agency/Public Sector
Professional Level
Non-Competitive Eligibility
Advanced Degree Required

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Management and Program Analyst
U.S. Department of Education

Job Posting Date July 3, 2014
Application Deadline August 2, 2014


The mission of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) is to promote academic excellence, enhance educational opportunities and equity for all of America’s children and families and to improve the quality of teaching and learning by providing leadership, technical assistance and financial support. OESE’s vision for success is that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career. The position is located in Washington, DC, which is the headquarters’ location. The position is classified as one of ED’s Mission Critical Occupation This position is located in the Management Support Unit within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education.

Basic candidate requirements:

  • Reviews regulatory and grant documents for readability, completeness and conformity with Federal requirements and Department guidance.
  • Provides basic edits and constructive comments on program office grant documents within the timeframe set out in office standard operating procedures.
  • Develops knowledge of Department clearance processes and policies and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Reports grant schedule and clearance process issues to senior staff in order to resolve issues in a timely fashion and mitigate issues impacting the award of grants on time.
  • Responds to inquiries from program office staff and provides technical assistance.
  • Routes clearance requests from other offices to experts in OESE and submits comments to requesting office.
  • Presents and prepares materials for training staff on Department clearance processes and other processes related to grant-making.
  • Develops knowledge of office programs and related regulations and statutes.
  • Stays abreast on all other policies (Department, OMB, OESE) related to grants management in order to provide resources, technical assistance, and referrals to program offices on request.
  • Keeps abreast of broad education policies related to OESE’s agenda for education reform, school improvement, and equality of educational opportunity.


  • Current noncompetitive eligibility.
  • Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade that has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience is experience performing data analysis, or other duties that require strong analytical and research skills.


Applicants may qualify based on education. Education may be substituted as follows:

  • You may substitute a Master's degree or two full years of graduate education leading to such a degree in any field or a J.D. or L.L.B. degree for experience required at the GS-9 grade level. Such education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours equate to two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester or 54 quarter hours.

Additional Information

This job is available to applicants with active non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status. NCE is a special federal hiring status applicable for certain federal jobs. For more information on NCE, visit


$52,426 - $67,787

Application Instructions

Additional Application Materials:

For more information and to apply, email your resume and short cover letter to Michele Miles at with the subject line, “Peace Corps Volunteer Employment Consideration.” Resumes must be received by midnight on One Month from Opening Date. You must include the following text, as appropriate, in your cover letter:

I closed my Peace Corps service on mm/dd/yyyy. Since that date was less than one year ago, I have noncompetitive eligibility.


I closed my Peace Corps service on mm/dd/yyyy. However, I was enrolled in a full-time graduate program at [university name] from mm/dd/yyyy until mm/dd/yyyy. I therefore have X months of noncompetitive eligibility left.


I closed my Peace Corps service on mm/dd/yyyy. However, I was a member of the U.S. military from mm/dd/yyyy until mm/dd/yyyy. I therefore have X months of noncompetitive eligibility left.


I closed my Peace Corps service on mm/dd/yyyy. However, I was a full-time volunteer with [organization name] from mm/dd/yyyy until mm/dd/yyyy. I therefore have X months of noncompetitive eligibility left.

Note: This is an invitation to submit a resume only if you have existing noncompetitive eligibility, and is not a guarantee of employment.


About Your Noncompetitive Eligibility (NCE)

  • RPCVs are awarded one year of noncompetitive eligibility that begins the day after their COS date. It can only be extended by the hiring agency (not Peace Corps) if an RPCV is in graduate school full-time, enters the military, or undertakes a full-time volunteer position such as Teach for America, Peace Corps Response, or AmeriCorps. NCE can be extended for two years beyond the initial one-year period, for a grand total of three years.
  • RPCVs who have completed less than one year of service (including training time) will not receive NCE. However, the Country Director may issue certification to a Volunteer who has satisfactorily served for twelve consecutive months, including training, and whose termination is determined to be for reasons beyond the Volunteer’s control.

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