Program Analyst

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Overview: Catalyst has multiple openings in support of fast-paced, high-priority, Marine Corps programs and strategic initiatives. Among those positions, we are looking for several qualified mid-level Analysts. This position requires a person who is driven to excel in a dynamic project-oriented environment collaborating with a team of multi-disciplinary professionals. This analyst will have a decisive influence on project success by conducting research and analysis, problem-solving, critical thinking, and strategic planning in support of program objectives.

Job Tasks:

Champion the planning and performance of critical tasks to achieve project goals

Research and develop an understanding of project needs; take actions to ensure needs are met for success

Anticipate requirements and initiate actions to accomplish project goals

Study program practices, document findings, and prepare recommendations for new solutions or procedures

Explain proposed solutions to clients, supervisors, or other parties through effective written proposals, oral presentations, and visual graphics/diagrams

Plan, lead, and support team activities during planning, milestone preparation, proposals and other surges

Interface and build relationships with clients and team members to understand requirements

Technical Tasks:

Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of project goals across all performing disciplines

Translate project goals and planning guidance into planning products such as an Integrated Master Plans (IMP), Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), project schedule, and plan of action and milestones (POA&M)

Develop, identify, and evaluate multiple courses of action. Provide recommendations for action with rationale.

Study program practices and publish reports identifying problems and solutions for review by supervisors

Formulate innovative solutions that improve efficiency, drive down costs, and address program weaknesses

Synthesize study and research findings into clear memos and reports

Create and give effective visual and oral presentations identifying program weaknesses and improvements

Break down and analyze large-scale program practices in various areas of operation

Formulate ideas and concepts into clear visual graphics, PowerPoint slides, and diagrams for presentations

Translate plans into professional documents with narrative, supporting figures, and compliant formatting

Identify mission goals on projects, and review practices to ensure appropriate goals are prioritized and met

Review, understand, and implement organizational policies and guidelines on projects and proposals

Facilitate meetings among stakeholders to achieve meeting objectives

Work Activities:

Communicate with supervisors and teammates

Translate meetings and conversations into cohesive narrative as a reference for planning and follow-up

Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time

Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish goals.

Regularly assist other team members and perform other work as assigned


Ability to read, synthesize, and apply a high volume of information in a short period of time

Ability to adapt and learn something new overnight

Ability to listen to client and team needs

Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills

Professional conversation, writing and presentation skills

Ability to manage multiple, concurrent assignments

Ability to learn from constructive criticism in a quality focused environment

Professional manner and strong work ethic

Ability to manage work/track deadlines

Ability to work successfully both independently and collaboratively

The above list is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the position. It is NOT an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required

Preferred Experience and Other Qualifications: Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance required. Ability and willingness to surge in support of team and program needs and consulting skills or experience preferred.

DAWIA training preferred

Career Level: Mid-career

Years of Experience: 5+

Residence Location: U.S. Virginia

Citizenship: U.S.

Degree: Bachelor’s Degree

Certificates or Other Education: N/A

Substitutions: N/A

Job Location: Stafford, Virginia, USA

Company Industry: Professional services and consulting in support of government agencies and private industry

Employment Status: Full-time, Onsite (Client & Company Locations)

Joining Date: February 2021

Number of Vacancies: 1

Supervises Others: TBD

Tools and Technology: Microsoft Office Suite software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint & Microsoft Project

Web-based collaboration tools including Skype, GoToMeeting, and equivalents

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