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Job opening: Lead Program Evaluator

Salary: $139 395 - 181 216 per year
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This assignment is a 1-year non-reimbursable assignment. This assignment is within Science and Technology Directorate We encourage you to read the entire announcement prior to submitting your application. Position Title: Lead Program Evaluator This is not a Virtual/Remote JDA Series Requested: 0301 Security Clearance: None Assignment Location: Washington, DC This is a Detail


The assignment involves supporting evidence-building and evaluation activities across DHS's Science and Technology division. S&T coordinates research and development efforts across all of DHS and maintains the largest R&D budget within DHS, supporting operational and mission support components. It also owns and operates programs and is responsible for managing aspects of departmental acquisition.


  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required: The Office is seeking a senior analyst who can manage both evidence-building and capacity-building activities in support of the Directorate and the Chief Evaluation Officer. The analyst would report directly to the Chief Evaluation Officer, and be responsible for the following activities: Collaborating with a team of program evaluation experts to develop and/or review multiple evidence building efforts, to include designing, overseeing, implementing, and conducting program evaluations. Activities include developing logic models, theories of change, and planning data collection, as well as participating in differing types of programmatic evaluations including process/implementation evaluations, outcome evaluations, impact evaluations and efficiency evaluations. Lead teams dedicated to examining the S&T strategic and operational environment for areas in need of evidence-building. Determining appropriate policies, directives, procedures, and processes required to enhance evidence-based decision-making. Ensuring S&T is responsive to Evidence Act requests, issues and problems brought to S&T's attention by the DHS EO and Evaluation Officer Council (EOC) to ensure appropriate actions are taken in support of the Directorate's evaluation activities. Developing and facilitating an S&T Community of Interest (COI) in evidence-building and evaluation activities, to include establishing, chartering, and operating the COI. Working in tandem with the Chief Evidence-Building and Evaluation Officer to integrate evidence and evaluation into other strategic and operational efforts. The ideal candidate for this position must have excellent analytical skills, strong leadership skills, and the ability to manage several disparate efforts. The candidate should be comfortable enforcing rigorous evaluation standards but communicate those with diplomacy and tact. The candidate should be familiar with evaluation types and methods and be able to match learning questions and problems with methods, approaches, and data. Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application: It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement. Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume. Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information: Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job) Duties (Be specific in describing your duties) Name of Federal agency Supervisor name, email, and phone number Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)


EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.


  • Address Department of Homeland Security Headquarters OCHCO/HRMS/MS #0170 6595 Springfield Center Drive Springfield, VA 20598-0170 US
  • Name: DHS Joint Duty Program
  • Email: [email protected]


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