Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Oct 11, 2019
Closes
Oct 16, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

USAID Office of Inspector General (OIG) audits and investigations lead to significant recoveries, the identification of cost-savings opportunities, and program improvements that directly enhance the U.S. Government's ability to extend development assistance; support economic growth; combat the spread of disease; promote democratic reform; and address food insecurity to countries around the world.

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Responsibilities

As a full performance Program Analyst assigned to Office of Audits, Global & Strategic Audits Division (GSAD) or the Office of Audit, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Audits Division (MCC/A) you will:
  • Conduct high quality performance audits in compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and professional audit standards and Inspector General audit policies and procedures.
  • Determine efficiency and effectiveness of agency programs and operations, achievement of program objectives to prevent the occurrence of waste, fraud, and abuse.
  • Formulate conclusions and prepare written reports or segments thereof containing recommendations for corrective actions required on the part of program officials.
  • Perform quality reviews of audit reports, surveys, and special studies conducted by IG audit staff.
  • Brief audit mangers on progress of audits; identify significant audit areas which require decisions and presents recommendations and options on directions audits should take, including expansion or curtailment of initial audit efforts.
  • Communicate with Agency representatives/internal stakeholders in order to acquire and/or disseminate information.
  • Analyze whether audit recommendations have been successfully implemented, recommends changes and modifications as necessary and prepares summaries of analyses for Congress.
  • Analyze and evaluate narrative, financial, and statistical reports and program data using quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques, such as questionnaires, interviews, and reviews of computer data to assess the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals and measure applying relevant criteria.
  • Prepare and maintain audit working papers including analytical summaries, in accordance with GAGAS.
  • Assist senior staff in a full range of analytical steps, from planning and designing the audit through implementing the audit, to reporting results orally and in writing.
  • Work with team members to establish relevant facts, determine if evidence collected is sufficient and appropriate to support findings, and link those findings to the appropriate solution.
  • Participate in and lead interviews with federal agency officials and program recipients to collect information, conduct inspections, and/or present findings, conclusions, and recommendations.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Designated and/or random drug test required
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid
  • •International/overnight travel required


Applicant must meet all eligibility, education, and qualification requirements.

Qualifications

Specialized experience required for GS-09: To qualify for the GS-09 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-07 level in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) participating in the planning, preparation and execution of performance audits in accordance with GAGAS; (2) applying a variety of audit techniques to conduct an audit operation; and (3) participating in the analysis and reviews of information to develop audit recommendations and present reports of findings.

GS-09 grade level applicants may also qualify based on education or a combination of specialized experience and education: To qualify based on education, applicants must have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. A combination of specialized experience and graduate education may also be qualifying. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

Specialized experience required for GS-11: To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) participating in the planning, preparation and execution of performance audits in accordance with GAGAS; (2) planning and developing and/or modifying techniques and methods, conducting analysis, and interpreting the results for audit reviews; and (3) developing specific and unique audit/review plans to correspond to operating programs and/or control systems with generalized and/or nonspecific guidelines.

GS-11 grade level applicants may also qualify based on education or a combination of specialized experience and education: To qualify based on education, applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, if related. A combination of specialized experience and graduate education may also be qualifying. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

Specialized experience required for GS-12: To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) planning, preparing and executing complex performance audits in accordance with GAGAS; (2) interpreting complex policies and regulations in support of audit reviews; and (3) developing methods and procedures to resolve problem areas identified during audit operations.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100. You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the competencies listed on this vacancy announcement. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checks from previous employers may be disqualified. This position requires the following core competencies:
  • Auditing
  • Data Analysis
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Problem Solving


Note: Your answers to the assessment questions, which attest to your work experience, must be supported in your resume.

Education

Submit copy of transcripts listing courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average if you are qualifying on the basis of education. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States when you apply.

FOREIGN DEGREE EQUIVALENCY EVALUATIONS: If you are applying and using education completed in foreign colleges or universities, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For more information on determining foreign degree equivalency, click on the following link: http://www.naces.org/aboutnaces.htm

Additional information

The U.S. Agency for International Development is a part of E-Verify. E-Verify provides an automated link to Federal databases to help employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of the social security numbers.

Please note that travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.

Additional selections may be made from any certificate of eligibles that result from this announcement.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

TESTING DESIGNATED POSITIONS: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit: http://www.sss.gov/

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

BASIS OF RATING: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100 percent before veteran's preference points are applied (if applicable). You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education and training you report relevant to the duties of this position. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered. The rating will be based on information provided in your resume and answers to the job specific self-assessment questions which shows that you possess the competencies required for this position. The highly qualified candidates are then determined and referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

Applicants who meet the basic qualification and eligibility requirements for the position(s) to be filled will be placed into one of three quality categories as defined in the following:

Selections are made from the highest quality category on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical disability, age, or political affiliation.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Documents That Are Required for Verification Of Eligibility:
  • Copies of transcripts are required if qualifying based on education for this announcement; failure to submit will result in removal from consideration. If you are selected for the position, official transcripts are required before appointment to official duty.
  • Proof of United States Citizenship (birth certificate or other acceptable documentation, may be required upon request).
  • Proof of military service (DD214s or other equivalent documents).
  • Proof of government service providing reinstatement eligibility Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 or other equivalent document
  • SF15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference and appropriate documentation (for 10-point compensable or non-compensable disability preference, Purple Heart, disability pension, or preference based on service of spouse or child).
  • Proof of eligibility for priority placement consideration under Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); i.e., copy of appropriate documentation such as RIF separation notice, or other notice of eligibility.
  • Proof of eligibility for special appointment authorities for people with disabilities. Proof of disability from military service (i.e., letter from
    Veterans Administration or a branch of the armed forces indicating disability and the amount [%] of the disability, or certification from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or Veterans Administration).
  • Proof of government service documenting that you have met time-in-grade requirements.


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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