How to Hire a Program Analyst

Does your growing business need a program analyst? A program analyst is responsible for employing qualitative and quantitative techniques to help improve the business operations of a company.

Here are some tips to help you find great program analyst candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $28.48 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $12.00$87.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Program Analyst?

An efficient Program Analyst helps in evaluating the programs of the company to make them more productive. They strive to utilize all resources and make them work together to result in smooth functioning of company processes.

• Utilize data analysis and management to review and do record keeping for assigned projects
• Responsible for using diverse data sources to determine programmatic needs
• Collaborate in strategic planning to perform program development

Skills to look for in a great Program Analyst

Program Analysts are an essential part of a program team. It is important to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Program Analyst.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business, or related field
• Above 3 years of project management experience
• Proficient in industry best practices and quality standards such as CMMI, ITIL and PMI
• Proficient in MS Office and Program software knowledge and operations
• Excellent analytical and data reviewing skills
• Exceptional team player with good organization and problem-solving skills

Writing a Program Analyst job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Program Analyst candidates. A Program Analyst job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Program Analyst jobs, such as:

• Program Analyst (with PMP certification)
• Program Analyst (Part-Time)
• Program Support Analyst

Interviewing Program Analyst candidates

To hire a suitable Program Analyst, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Perform data analysis using advanced qualitative and quantitative methods
• Previous experience in a similar program analyst role helping the company to improve the existing programs while introducing new programs
• How they’ve contributed to achieving smooth business operations by efficiently collaborating with all team members to design efficient programs

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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