National Reconnaissance Office
$96,970.00 to $126,062.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$96,970 to $126,062 per year
Pay scale & grade
Permanent - Excepted Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
This announcement is open to: US Citizens
The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. The NRO provides reconnaissance information to the Intelligence Community and the DoD warfighters. For more information see: http://www.nro.gov
VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.
Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
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As a Management and Program Analyst you will be responsible for the following duties:
Provides managers with objectively based information for decision-making on the administrative and programmatic aspects of organization operations and management, through accomplishment of a wide variety of assignments concerned with effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations.
Assign activities requiring regular interactions with mission management, contracting staff, NRO Directorates and Offices (Ds&Os), mission operations and private industry.
Development of major aspects of administrative or scientific programs or missions.
Manages daily programmatic functions, interfaces with mission partners across the IC and DoD, reaches out to operational users to ensure proper program support.
Oversees work effort of the assigned Federally Funded Research and Development FFRDC and Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) staff.
Provides extensive coordination and guidance to a wide range of government, military, and contractor personnel on methods, processes, practices, lessons learned and risk mitigation.
Develops maintains and manages updates to program documentation, performing technical evaluations as required.
Develops and reviews Statements of Work and Request for Proposals.
Drafts and executes instructions, teams with Contracting Officers to perform contract modifications, leads program competitive selection(s), assists Program Managers to manage/monitor program expenditures, produces monthly program status reports, works with industry counterparts to ensure contracted deliverables are within cost, schedule and performance constraints.
Develops, prepares and conducts oral and/or written presentations to report monthly analysis of project or program status in order to identify and isolate potential problems.
Determines course of action necessary to address deficiencies and recommend remedial actions.
Occasional travel - May travel CONUS and OCONUS in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty.
Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
Conditions of Employment
Must be a US citizen
Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
This is a Drug Testing designated position
Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Required
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is NOT telework eligible
MOBILITY AGREEMENT: Required NOTICE: Selectee will be required to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment.
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: https://www.sss.gov/
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards
for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 04/25/2018
Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.
Specialized experience required for this position is: Applies Intelligence Community Information Security Procedures for the purpose of auditing Information technology systems and controls.
Knowledge of DoD and Intelligence Community organizations, missions, relevant policies and processes.
Utilizes of a variety of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to audit, assess and improve processes and systems.
Coordinates with a wide range of government, military, and contractor personnel on methods, processes, practices, lessons learned and risk mitigation.
Audits the full range of Information Technology or system controls involving intelligence systems.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies: Organizational Awareness
Engineering and Technology
Program Planning, Review and Evaluation
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: DOD GEN APP INFO
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at the time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: General Application Information
Other Notes: Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS Excepted Service positions.
If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.
Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Background checks and security clearance
Résumé: If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible.
Current or former civilian federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment. Additional documents you may be required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying for one of the categories such as a veteran, a current or former permanent Federal employee).
PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide or refer to the eligibility you select in the application process. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits
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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package as described in REQUIRED
Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
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2. Click Application Status within your profile to expand your application.
3. Locate the job announcement and click the more information link under the Status column for this position. You
will be routed to Application Manager. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive
information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting
documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
Agency contact information
NRO Servicing Team NRO Servicing Team
National Reconnaissance Office
14675 Lee Road
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Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.
The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
*NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. Note: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.
The National Reconnaissance Office provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the point of contact for this job announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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National Reconnaissance Office
Website : http://www.nro.gov/
When the United States needs eyes and ears in critical places where no human can reach – be it over the most rugged terrain or through the most hostile territory – it turns to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites. Whether creating the latest innovations in satellite technology, contracting with the most cost-efficient industrial supplier, conducting rigorous launch schedules, or providing the highest-quality products to our customers, we never lose focus on who we are working to protect: our Nation and its citizens.