Supervisory Program Analyst

Arlington, Virginia
Mar 05, 2021
Mar 12, 2021
Full Time


The incumbent serves as the Office of Audits (AUD), Audit Operations, Quality, and Compliance Division (AOQC) Director, within the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of State (Department). OIG has statutory oversight responsibility for the Department and the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM).

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As the AOQC Director (Supervisory Auditor), under the broad direction and supervision of an Assistant Inspector General, the incumbent's duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Directing and administering the AOQC Division, including disparate activities that are vital to the success of AUD.
  • Leading AUD's compliance program. Specifically, AOQC tracks the status of recommendations, verifies that corrective actions have been taken to implement recommendations, assists in obtaining agreement (resolution) for recommendations, ensures that compliance correspondence is responsive to the subject of the recommendation and the intent of the report, and coordinates or performs follow-up reviews and evaluations as needed.
  • Reviewing the text of draft recommendations included in AUD written products and providing feedback to AUD teams on how the recommendations could be improved.
  • Overseeing the data collection and input that is related to compliance results for the mandated OIG Semi-Annual Report to Congress.
  • Establishing and maintaining a system of quality control that is designed to provide reasonable assurance that AUD complies with professional standards and applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinating and conducting external peer reviews of audit operations of other Federal OIGs.
  • Establishing and overseeing statistical and other technical methodological support (including data analytics) for AUD teams.
  • Establishing and overseeing administrative support for AUD, including editing services, procurement, and human resources-related support. In addition, the incumbent performs workforce planning and analysis for AUD, performs and/or supervises Contracting Officer's Representative duties, develops and manages budget information, and facilitates recruitment and hiring.
  • Carrying out a full range of supervisory responsibilities as expected of supervisors in the Federal government. For example, setting priorities and deadlines for work to be accomplished; making assignments based on established priorities; ensuring that work performed by AOQC is carried out in a timely and fully satisfactory manner; evaluating and preparing formal performance appraisals of the work performed by the Managers; identifying training and developmental needs of staff members; and carrying out all Equal Employment Opportunity requirements and policies.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 5% or less. Potentially 2 weeks or less.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • New supervisors must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.
  • This is a supervisory position.


Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement. Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must

demonstrate the following:
  • Experience in interpreting and applying professional auditing standards, to include the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
  • Experience with a range of qualitative and quantitative methods required for the analysis and improvement of programs, including statistics and data analytics.
  • Experience with quality control programs required for an Office of Audits.
  • Experience with compliance follow-up of recommendations made in written audit products.
  • Knowledge of Federal and Department requirements related to budgeting and procurement.
  • Experience in leadership and management functions such as balancing workloads and commitments, evaluating employee performance, supporting Equal Employment Opportunity initiatives, hearing and resolving employee complaints, and identifying employee professional training needs.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-15 position.

In addition, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities:
  • Ability to assign, review, and supervise the work of others;
  • Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;
  • Ability to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;
  • Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and
  • Capacity to "see the job through."


See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

Additional information

For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or .

If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:
  • Knowledge of professional standards, theories, practices, and techniques of performance auditing.
  • Skills in organization, managing, and leadership to effectively manage and professionally develop auditors and management analysts in the AOQC Division.
  • Skills in critical thinking and a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods required to analyze and improve programs and propose innovative solutions to deficiencies.
  • Ability to verbally communicate effectively to present briefings, lead meetings, and represent OIG internally and externally at functions or events.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing to develop clear, concise, and accurate documents that are appropriate to the type of audience using the product.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click here .

Qualified candidates are assigned a score between 70 and 100. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position and earn a score of at least 85 (when applicants are rated in a range of 70 to 100) to receive consideration for selection priority. If, after reviewing your resume and self-assessment questionnaire responses and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, a score will be manually determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lower score, which may also eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity. Your application package must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

1. Resume - your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section. Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.

2. A completed online job specific self-assessment questionnaire through the Department's automated system "Gateway to State".

3. Transcripts - if applicable, see the Qualifications section of the announcement. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.

4. If you are qualifying based on other criteria listed under the Qualification Section of this announcement, you must submit the required supporting documentation (certificates, certifications, etc.) with your application by the closing date.

5. Current eligible DOS employees (per 3 FAM 2315) including non-competitive applicants must submit a SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that shows the effective date, position title, series, grade, salary, tenure, position occupied, full promotion potential, AND submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal that includes the final rating. If a performance appraisal does not exist, is incomplete or unavailable, a Form DS-1812 (Applicant Appraisal) or equivalent form from another agency signed by the current supervisor is acceptable. Mid-year progress reviews will not be accepted.

6. CTAP eligibles must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation with their application. See link below:

CTAP Considerations

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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