Program Analyst, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Science and Technology Directorate (Vacancy Reference: 17/15)

Open To:
U.S. Citizens Only / All Sources

Position Title:
Program Analyst, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Science and Technology Directorate,

Reference:
17/15

Opening Date:
May 12, 2017

Closing Date:
May  26, 2017

Work Hours:
Full-time, 40 hours/week

Salary:
£34,496 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £29,905, London weighting £2,100 and bonus £2,491). Plus discounted health care plan.

 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the Embassy of the United States of America, London, is in search of a Program Analyst to join their Science and Technology Attaché Office.

The DHS S&T Attaché Office coordinates with foreign government authorities and U.S. mission officials to identify, negotiate and oversee the implementation of joint research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) activities in support of DHS’s mission in accordance with Title 6 U.S. Code, Section 195c (“Promoting antiterrorism through international cooperation”).

As the DHS S&T Program Analyst you will be required to perform a number of critical duties to establish and maintain the infrastructure necessary to achieve strategic and operational objectives of the DHS S&T Attaché Office. Such duties will include:

  • establishing and sustaining effective cooperative programs and catalyzing S&T’s connectivity among foreign government science and technology communities, Department of Homeland Security operational components, and the homeland security public/private research enterprise;
  • budget and fiscal management;
  • office management and administration;
  • coordinating travel and operational schedules for high level DHS, S&T and other visitors to include agendas, hotel reservations and support logistics;
  • supporting S&T’s Europe Engagement Program.

Please note, in order to undertake the full duties and responsibilities of the position, you must obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

The following qualifications are also required. It is very important that you address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in your application and resume/CV. This will help you in our short listing process.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

EDUCATION:
University degree in Management, Business Operations or International Affairs is required.

EXPERIENCE:
Project management, data management experience involving analysis is required.

LANGUAGE:
English Level 4 is required. 

JOB KNOWLEDGE:
Strong knowledge of office management procedures and practices is required. A solid working knowledge of maintaining and monitoring budgets is required. A general knowledge of protocol and procedures within the United Kingdom, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Science and Technology Directorate is required. An understanding of analyzing, designing, and implementing research, development, test and evaluation programs is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and Word, and basic computer skills in Microsoft PowerPoint and other tracking databases is required. Incumbent requires excellent verbal, writing and editorial skills. Must have the ability to use initiative and judgment to interpret guidelines and to apply them to new and changing situations. Ability to analyse qualitive and quantative data, and filter  information accurately and succintly into reports/memos for the S&T Attaché is required. Ability to interpret and use independent judgment to analyze content of legal and technical documents to inform the S&T Attaché of important issues and emerging trends is required. Employee must be able to relate financial activities (funding, obligations, liquidations, strip codes, etc.) to financial plans and budgeting requirements for prior and current years. Must be able to analyze and project future budgetary requirements for assigned operating allowances. Must be able to analyze complex issues or changes in S&T programs, relate them to S&T or financial requirements, and explain their ramifications (see below). Incumbent must demonstrate a high level of initiative and resourcefulness, and be able to work highly independently. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to initiate and maintain working level contacts with all S&T relevant contacts is required. Tact and discretion are essential. A high degree of flexibility is required. Ability to research is required.

Interested candidates for this vacancy MUST submit the following for consideration of their application:

  • The London DS0174 Application Form – This is our preferred form of application, as it aims to focus the candidate on the essential criteria of an advertised vacancy.

OR

Please reference our instructions on how to complete the UAE/DS-0174 form.

You must ALSO include the following information in your application for employment:

  • Your current curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Evidence of your legal right to work in the U.K. such as a copy of your passport biographical page, work visa page and, or, birth certificate. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, original documentation in support of their legal right to work in the U.K.
  • Evidence of Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM) Preference (such as a copy of your sponsor’s orders), if applicable. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable.

PLEASE NOTE: WHETHER YOU ARE AN INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL CANDIDATE, IF YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE IS INCOMPLETE, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FURTHER FOR A VACANCY.

Submitting your Application
As an environmentally aware employer, our preference is for you to submit your application by email to LNDRecruit@state.gov

Please ensure documents are in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat. JPEG, TIFF or SkyDrive files will not be accepted and your application will be determined invalid.  Similarly, if your application exceeds 5MB, your application will be determined invalid.

Alternatively, your application can be mailed to:

Recruitment
The Human Resources & Development (HRD) Office
Embassy of the United States of America
24 Grosvenor Square
London
W1K 6AH