Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jul 17, 2019
Closes
Jul 24, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of the Inspector General is ranked number 1 in the best places to work in the Department of Justice and is one of the premier inspector general offices in federal government. We are seeking a highly-motivated professional employee with experience in providing superior customer service in support of our mission to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct is DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.
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Responsibilities

The duties listed are at the GS-11 performance level.

As a GS-11 Program Analyst, the incumbent serves as a fully functioning member of a review team and participates in the full range of duties to support evaluation engagement execution, including responsibility for engagement stages through design, data collection and analysis, message development, and drafting segments of products that are technically complete and appropriately targeted to the audience. Specific responsibilities include:
· Providing ideas about possible review topics in keeping with the DOJ and the OIG's strategic plan. Participating in the proposal planning and helping to develop the review objectives and the questions that the review is expected to answer. Helping to lay out the framework of the review, such as methodology, time frame, and benefits of the audit to provide higher-level managers appropriate logic for authorizing the review.
· Participating in developing the more detailed review guide, developing the steps for a particular portion of the review. In addition, the employee does survey work, looking at the broad picture to be studied as well as the specifics of the particular program. The Program Analyst determines which issues need further study/research/pursuit. The incumbent also participates in developing the verification guide, including factors such as determining the data that is necessary, where the information may be found, and who needs to be interviewed.
· Conducting their part of the review by conducting research and interviews, analyzing documentation, coordinating with technical experts where necessary and appropriate, composing work papers and summaries for reviews, performing data analysis, developing finding sheets that clearly identify the logic flow. All information is input into the electronic file system, so that it is available and useful for all members of the team. The incumbent is expected to analyze the information obtained in light of the objectives, standards, laws, rules, and regulations and make recommendations that respond to the detailed questions and overall objectives of the review.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 40% for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You must successfully pass and are subject to random drug screenings.
  • You must provide a valid copy of your Certification of Service and/or Description of Service to be considered for this position.


Qualifications

You must be an AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni with a Certification of Service letter following the completion of their 12-month assignment. You have 1 year from the time that you have completed your program to apply for federal positions.

OR

Be a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) who have successfully completed their service are granted one year from the completion date of service to apply for federal appointments, with a valid Description of Service document (DOS).

OR

Be a Peace Corps staff member who have successfully completed 36 mths of continuous service without a break in service of three days or more may apply for federal positions with a valid DOS within 3 years from the separation date from Peace Corps.


In addition to meeting the Peace Corps/AmeriCorps eligibility requirements listed above, you must meet the qualification requirements for this position listed below:

GS-9 : You must have successfully completed a masters or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D
OR
Have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS 7 level participating in operational or planning meetings to discuss program or project milestones or activities and performing research and data analysis. OR

Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as defined above which equals 100%. For example, 12 months of specialized experience and one year of graduate level education.

GS-11: You must have successfully completed a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
OR
Have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS 9 level determining issues for further review and study, analyzing documentation, and composing summaries OR

Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as defined above which equals 100%. For example, 12 months of specialized experience and one year of graduate level education

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

*NOTE: You MUST submit your certification of service documents with your application and please mention your non-competitive eligibility status on your resume.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify at the various grade levels. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) . The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the below competencies. You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the competencies identified below:

-Knowledge of Auditing and Program Evaluation Principles, Procedures, and Techniques
-Knowledge of Management, Policies, Procedures, and Program Goals
-Ability to Communicate in Writing
-Ability to Communicate Orally

Your application will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, will be referred for consideration in accordance with the OPM Peace Corps/VISTA Guidelines

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

  • Current resume showing relevant experience and beginning and ending dates the experience was obtained. 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, and 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.
  • A cover letter (optional).
  • A copy of two (2) most recent Performance Ratings and three (3) Professional References.
  • A valid copy of your Certification of Service and/or Description of Service.
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation (if applicable)
  • Schedule A documentation (if applicable)
  • An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)
  • Your Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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