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Program Analyst I

Washington, DC
Competitive Innovations, LLC (CI) is seeking a junior-level Program Analyst role located in the Department of State’s Office of the Assistant Secretary, Bureau Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES/FO).  The primary responsibilitiy is to plan and assign tasks, coordinating taskings with relevant offices, to ensure a smooth workflow and that task deadlines are managed.  The position engages in a diverse span of functional responsibilities and complex issues, including communication of decisions and/or recommendations which have broad impact throughout Bureau operations.  The position requires high-level administrative support and effective task management from planning through to completion.
  • Supports the Assistant Secretary, the Deputy Assistant Secretaries, and Senior Advisors, coordinating and assisting in the accomplishment of administrative and operational issues, processes, and business needs.
  • Arranges travel for team members, including preparing travel authorizations, obtaining visas and making reservations; working with the OES-DRL/EX Travel Team in closing out travel vouchers and uploading receipt.
  • Maintain calendars and schedule meetings.
  • Liaise with OES offices to ensure that deadlines are met for the work tasked by S/ES, the Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, or the Senior Advisors. 
  • Coordinate with the OES Staff Assistant(s) and support staff in bureau offices to track and monitor correspondence within the Bureau. 
  • Makes necessary corrections or returns documents to originator for changes.
  • Determines the feasibility of meeting deadlines on specific documents and notifies originator if an extension is required.
  • Takes action to avoid, minimize, or eliminate these problems in the short and long-term.
  • Exercise independent judgment in performing and executing duties.
  • Make recommendations to promote efficiency and productivity and fulfill mission requirements.
  • Schedule meetings and ensuring appropriate calendar accuracy.  General word-processing and other office support functions.
  • Monitor business processes to improve OES administrative operations to better meet Bureau goals and objectives. 
  • Provide advice and assistance in the control and administration of OES operations and the establishment and application of administrative criteria to achieve mission objectives. 
  • Provide courteous and responsive service to the Bureau personnel.
  • Foreign and domestic travel as required.
  • Secret level security clearance
  • HUBZone residents, preferred (check status here:  https://maps.certify.sba.gov/hubzone/map#center=39.828200,-98.579500&zoom=5)
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent years of experience
  • Experience scheduling, planning, and organizing both internal and external meetings; calendar management; and travel arrangements/processing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; with strong proof-reading/editing skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, exercise sound judgment and work independently
  • Possess strong Microsoft Office (or equivalent) skills with an ability to review and edit presentation materials, documents, and materials.
Competitive Innovations (CI) is a technology partner and trusted advisor to government and industry customers with critical demand for information technology, program management, cyber security, mission support, and secure high integrity web-based solutions. Founded in July 1999, CI’s dedicated professional team is committed to excellence, persistence, and agility in solving complex challenges and delivering innovative solutions.  CI is a SBA HUBZone certified small business concern, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner/CSP, Kentico Gold Partner, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) prime and Navy SeaPort-NxG prime contractor.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or military/veteran status.

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