Public Notice for Program Analyst (Direct Hire 2024)

Public Notice for Program Analyst Federal Aviation Administration

Public Notice for Program Analyst Thanks to the work of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), over the past 60 years, aviation has become central to the way we live and do business, linking people from coast to coast and connecting America to the world. In fact, FAA has created the safest, most reliable, most efficient, and most productive air transportation system in the world. The FAA operates from locations across the U.S. and around the world.

The agency is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and maintains nine regional offices, Air Route Traffic Control Centers and Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities across the nation, and other key facilities. In addition, the FAA maintains a presence in every major and regional airport in the United States and has several international offices around the globe.


  • Open & closing dates 10/04/2024 to 10/03/2024
  • Salary$38,503 – $146,757 per year
  • The salary listed does not include locality. Locality will be determined on the duty location of the selectee.

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 grade.


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

FG-7. Possession of at least one (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent the FG-5 grade level. Examples may include: utilizing database systems and other electronic media to enter, revise, track and store information; composing non-technical correspondence and reports; and preparing responses to inquiries OR one full year of graduate level education OR equivalent combination of specialized experience and education.

FG-9. Possession of at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the FG-7 grade level. Examples may include: Ability to utilize database systems and other electronic media to enter, revise, track and store information; conducting research and collecting data and information concerning work processes, administrative programs or procedures from various sources, such as database systems, manuals, policies, procedures, and other means to prepare reports and papers and respond to inquiries; prepares responses to technical and non-technical requests for information. OR Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related OR equivalent combinations of specialized experience and education.

FG-11. Possession of at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the FG-9 grade level. Examples may include: analyzing programs and /or activities to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, identify problems, and develop recommendation for improvement; planning and organizing studies of work procedures/processes; tracking statistical information for assigned programs and conveying information through presentations and correspondence; OR 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; OR equivalent combination of specialized experience and education.

FG-12. Possession of at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the FG-11 grade 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.

FG-13. Possession of at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the FG-12 grade 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.

FG-14. Possession of at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the FG-13 grade level. 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.

FG-15. Possession of at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the FG-14 grade level. Experience leading teams conducting analysis for process improvement; develops resource (staffing and funding) guidance/objectives for subordinate activities and programs, and oversees 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.

Preview Job Questionnaire

Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

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. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

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 9-ACT-HR-Questions@faa.gov and reference the announcement number. To confirm receipt of documents, please email 9-ACT-HR-Questions@faa.gov.

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

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of “Received” by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of “Received” each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.


We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
  • Employer’s name and address
  • Supervisor name and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

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