Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jun 24, 2022
Jul 04, 2022
Full Time

You will:

- Prepare and present written and/or oral briefings, reports, and analyses to senior management and other stakeholders on audit findings, discovered issues, alternative approaches, and recommendations for corrective actions. Prepare all responses to requests for information from auditors (e.g., OIG and GAO).

- Ensure that Office of Water (OW) offices and programs are in compliance with applicable government-wide and Agency policies and regulations. Serve as an advisor to OW program offices and provides high level technical support related to programmatic compliance and related corrective actions.

- Oversee meetings to ensure appropriate interests are represented, functional requirements are included in program/project analyses and designs and that feedback is incorporated into program/project plans and execution. This includes helping to identify budgetary and other resource management issues, program policies, and procedural issues and bringing them to the attention of others in the decision-making process, and negotiating consensus based on overall programmatic goals when needed.

- Oversee and coordinate Office of Water's (OW) responses to activate EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) and U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) audits and evaluations of financial and programmatic activities. Once such audits are completed, they oversee the development and implementation of corrective action plans to respond to audit findings.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must submit a resume and required documents--see How to Apply section.
  • This is a temporary position (see Other Information on assignment limits).

If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.


To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.


We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-13 level defined as developing, analyzing, and recommending synthesizing large volumes of materials into briefings for Agency decision-makers; AND experience in working collaboratively with external customers and internal team members to accomplish organizational goals through preparing documents, planning meeting, and other activities.

Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

1. Ability to communicate orally to a variety of audiences.

2. Ability to communication in writing to a variety of audiences.

3. Ability to synthesize and summarize information from multiple audits to brief management and tee up decisions.

4. Ability to read, comprehend, and apply laws, regulations, procedures, and SOPs.

5. Knowledge of environmental laws and the applicability of those laws.

6. Ability to bring diverse parties together to reach agreement.

7. Knowledge of organizing, conveying, and following up on actions associated with meeting both internal and external parties.

8. Ability to advise programs on audit procedures and protocols.

9. Ability to improve processes to increase accuracy, efficiency, and quality.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at EPA. Our excellence can only be fully realized by staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in the Agency's workplace and mission. We encourage applications from candidates with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. At EPA, diversity is a vital element in bringing a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce because we know that the individual strengths and abilities of our employees make us a stronger organization. The more inclusive our employee base is, the greater the variety of ideas that are generated, and the more representative we are of the nation we serve. To learn more about how EPA values and supports our diverse workforce, visit Equal Opportunity Employment at EPA .

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

If you are selected, you will serve in either a temporary promotion or a detail.

If this position is at a higher grade than your current grade, the assignment will be a temporary promotion which will be processed for a period not to exceed one year.

If you are already at the same grade as this position, your assignment will be a detail which will be processed for a period not to exceed 120 days, and may be extended in 120 day increments. While on the detail, your salary will not change.

You may be returned at any time to the position from which you were temporarily promoted or detailed, or to a different position of equivalent grade and pay.

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