Management and Program Analyst

Arlington, Virginia
Jun 21, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
Analyst, Management
Full Time

About the Agency

The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to promote integrity and accountability to minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.

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Do you have excellent organizational and project management skills? Do you enjoy working in a highly dynamic environment alongside colleagues with a wide range of skills and backgrounds? The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Management and Program Analyst position in the Risk Analysis Research Center (RARC) located in Arlington, VA. RARC is a research group within the USPS OIG that evaluates strategic opportunities to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Postal Service. RARC's staff includes experts in economics, public policy, business research, data analysis, and other fields. The Management and Program Analyst will support core functions of RARC, including reports processing, reviewing and editing draft reports, communication with Postal Service officials, budgeting, contract management, and more.

The successful candidate must specifically demonstrate experience in analyzing, evaluating, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of internal administrative operations, processes and procedures, and/or management. Successful candidates also should have the basic budgetary and financial management skills and knowledge to support long range planning of programs and objectives.

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on 07/17/2017 will be considered.

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

This position is being advertised at the Journey Band level, equivalent to a GS-9 to a GS-13. The salary range for this position is $54,972 - $123,234. The salary figures include locality pay. Promotion potential to a GS-13 equivalent at management's discretion.

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  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and physical examination
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain moderate backgound investigation
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card
  • May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period
  • May be required to take a writing assessment
  • Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.


    You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.


    At least four years of specialized experience in performing and supporting administrative functions like editing reports or other work products, records management, financial and budgetary analysis, and management assistance.


    • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Skills
    • Highly organized and efficient
    • Strong project management skills

    Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit:

    You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration.
    Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your STATEMENT ADDRESSING EVALUATION FACTORS. You must include and upload a separate statement of no more than two pages showing how your skills, experience, education, and/or training address the evaluation factors for this vacancy. Failure to submit the statement will result in an ineligible status for this vacancy announcement.

    • Ability to apply best practices of project management to accomplish office-wide objectives and goals.
    • Experience in conducting administrative functions to support an organization, such as reports processing, budgeting, and contract management.
    • Skill in editing and formatting research papers, analytical reports, or other written documents.
    • Skill in the use of personal computers and software programs in an office environment to extract, revise, or sort information from files, records, or databases.



    Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

    • Support teams in the production and publication of research white papers.
    • Review and edit draft reports and other documents.
    • Analyze and evaluate OIG administrative operations, processes, and procedures, and recommend solutions to improve their effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Help to create and revise presentations for internal and external audiences.
    • Serve as a point-of-contact for communications between the USPS OIG and Postal Service officials.
    • As needed, assist with budget and contract management functions.
    • Analyze and prepare administrative status reports for review at all levels.
    • Establish priorities and adjust schedules to accomplish the work as timely as possible.
    • Establish and maintain files and/or assist others in maintenance and preparation of files.

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