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Program Assistant – DOS Budget, Washington, DC, VA US ID# 16266

Program Assistant Budget DOS, Washington, DC, VA  US ID #16266

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The PROGRAM ASSISTANT BUDGET will provide support for planning, budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation for the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs (EAP) under the Department at State.


  • Supports the annual budget cycle processes and assists in preparing key documents including Performance Plans and Reports and Operational Plans and Spend Plans. Regularly monitors spending under this contract.
  • Supports program and initiative evaluations at specific intervals, determined by EAP colleagues, to verify achievement of program requirements. Collaborates closely with the EAP Bureau Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to design evaluations and to manage and report evaluation results.
  • Compiles, analyzes and updates reports on the status of grants and trends in the bureau’s foreign assistance funds. May develop, design, and perform needs assessments to ensure program content achieves broad policy objectives and supports key policy and resource decisions.
  • Assists with design, procurement, and implementation of multi-million-dollar foreign assistance programs.  Interprets government-wide legislation and regulations as well as Departmental policies affecting areas of responsibility and provides advice to officers and managers, regarding all aspects of the foreign assistance regional funding process and drafts foreign assistance related memorandum for approval as required.  
  • Creates regular opportunities for EAP, the Interagency, and other stakeholders to share best practices, ideas, suggestions, and other knowledge on outcomes from programming and ensures those are incorporated into future program design.
  • Supports coordination and communication between the team at State, the Interagency, implementing partners, Posts in the EAP and SCA region, and others with regard to planning, coordinating, and implementing programs.
  • Travel, including to East and South Asia and the Pacific, as required



This position does not have any supervisory capacity and/or managerial authority



  • Candidates must be US citizens.
  • Candidates with an active and current SECRET US government security clearance at the time of applying to this position will be preferred.
  • Candidates will be required to undergo a US federal government background investigation and favorably pass a drug screen.
  • Candidates must have a current and valid US Passport whose expiration date is more than (1) one year from the date of hiring.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and/or college in Finance and/or Accounting with an emphasis in budgetary functions and Monitoring and Evaluation preferred.
  • A minimum of two (2) year of experience in performance management, federal budget formulation and execution, requiring interpersonal and customer service, problem solving, and computer skills (or equivalent).
  • Expected travel is minimal, but some domestic and international travel may be required.


  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office, ideally familiar with Tableau.
  • Ability to write clearly and succinctly under time pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to deliver on multiple priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to operate significantly under own initiative, crafting proposals and policy recommendations with minimal guidance.
  • Academic background and experience in public policy, economics, and environmental and/or energy issues.
  • Strong team player who is eager to jump in to take care of crises as they emerge.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of actors, including policymakers, representatives of other governments, business and the non-governmental community


  • Work will be performed primarily in a climate-controlled office environment and/or US government facilities CONUS and/or OCONUS.
  • Location of job is in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area
  • May require occasional lifting or moving of items up to 25 lbs.
  • Candidate can be expected to stand in line for extended periods of time when travelling through domestic and international airport security checkpoints and in airline terminals.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may email “[email protected]” for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

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We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “[email protected]” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.


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