Program Examiner (Defense Operations)

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description

Program Examiner (Defense Operations)



The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the largest component of the Executive Office of the President, located next to the White House. The Director of OMB is a member of the President's cabinet and reports directly to the President. OMB has about 550 professional and administrative staff. Due to the flat organizational structure, this role offers opportunities to directly support NSD's Associate Director of National Security Programs (NSP), equivalent to a Deputy Secretary.


The Program Examiner will work in OMB's Defense Operations, Personnel, and Support (OPS) Branch. The Program Examiner typically serves as the lead in OMB for issues and programs within their portfolio. OMB's OPS Branch oversees over $450 billion in DOD resources, including operations, maintenance, and training for the military services, Defense agencies' operations, military and civilian personnel policy, Combatant Command activities, defense support to civil authorities, security cooperation, and DOD's environmental and humanitarian programs.

As a Program Examiner (Defense Operations), GS-0301-12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Reviewing, commenting on, and leading negotiations on policy issues. Resolving major policy issues, and rendering advice and assistance in communicating policies and priorities.

Assists the President in overseeing the preparation of the Federal Budget for defense and related policy work.

Presenting the need for new legislation and changes to current statute.

Performing legislative, economic, management, financial management, and procurement analyses. Pointing out issues and problems that require attention.

Reviewing and analyzing agency submissions, studies, research materials, and other information related to assigned areas. Synthesizing highly complex and voluminous materials.