Program Analyst (Risk)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 06, 2021
Closes
Apr 13, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Audit (OA), The Office of Policy and Reporting (OPR) in headquarters. OA is responsible for conducting and supervising audits relating to the
Department of Labor's programs and operations; recommending policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of the Department's
programs and operations; and preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in these programs and operations.

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Responsibilities

Also advertised as job # DE-21-OIG-OA-22 for non-status applicants; to be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.

1. The Program Analyst (Risk) is responsible for assisting OA Audit Directors in maintaining a risk-based approach to audit planning. The incumbent participates with, advises, and assists the OPR Manager, OPR Director, Audit Directors, DAIGAs, and AIGA in the development, execution, and review of policies and procedures in support of risk based audit planning.

2. Designs risk assessment process by defining and maintaining the DOL audit universe and developing risk inventories, scoring formulas, and custom measures to assess risk in DOL programs, activities, and functions; and developing protocols to ensure the risk database and other tracking material is continually updated (e.g., the results of risk assessments completed as part of audit assignments are captured to update the risk database).

3. Contributes to the development of policy in support of risk-based audit planning by researching policies, procedures, and methods adopted by other audit organizations that have successfully used risk-based planning; drafting OA policies and procedures on the effective use of risk based audit planning approaches; and providing relevant training, guidance, and technical assistance to OA staff.

4. Participates in ensuring risk assessments are properly considered in OA's strategic and annual work planning activities by:
  • Recommending areas and issues of highest priority for audit, based on risk assessment results.
  • Advising the AIGA, DAIGA, and OPR Director regarding new requests for audit work in consideration of existing priorities and risk assessments.
  • Representing OIG and OA in maintaining liaison with GAO, OMB, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and other Federal and non-Federal agencies and organizations that are concerned with risk in government programs .

5. Supports the OA management team and Audit Directors in encouraging staff participation in the risk identification process to include:
  • Developing, maintaining, and enhancing, as appropriate, mechanisms by which OA staff can communicate their assessments of risks identified in DOL programs, activities, and functions.
  • Developing policies to encourage staff in recognizing obvious risks, and using data analysis and critical thinking in identifying less obvious risks that threaten the achievement of DOL missions and objectives.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - May travel on occasion.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.
  • Probationary period may be required.


Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service.

Examples of specialized experience includes but is not limited to: experience in leading and developing risk assessments, developing risk-based audit work plans, assisting auditors in identifying, assessing and scoring risks during audit projects; drafting policies and procedures on the effective use of risk-based audit planning approaches; and providing relevant training, guidance, and technical assistance to auditors on conducting risk assessments.

- No Relocation or Permanent Change of Station Incentives will be offered

- This position is outside the bargaining unit.

- This position is telework eligible based on managements' determination.

- This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.

Education

There are no education requirements for this position.

Additional information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Technical Competencies:

Audit: Knowledge of government auditing standards (GAS) and generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) for conducting financial and performance audits, and attestations specified in GAS.

Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence: Knowledge of laws, government regulations, OMB circulars, executive orders, agency rules, and government organization and functions.

Technology Application: Uses machines, tools, and technical investigative equipment effectively; uses computers and computer applications to obtain, analyze, and communicate information in the appropriate format.

General Competencies:

External Awareness: Identifies and understands economic, political, and social trends that affect the organization and the audit universe.

Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Problems Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references, and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc.). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

Click here for Evaluation details.

INFORMATION FOR CTAP[/ICTAP] ELIGIBLE(S) ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under CTAP [or ICTAP], you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligible(s) will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation. Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password-protected documents.

The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step, and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

- Resumes are required - provide a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one from your computer and USAJOBS profile. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list the month, year, and the number of work hours worked for the experience listed on your resume. We also suggest that you preview the vacancy questions, and confirm that your resume supports your question responses.

- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

The following documents are required if applicable:

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.

- DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) , and showing the character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents

- Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):

(a) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A)

(b) 30% or More Compensable Disabled Veterans (DAV)

(c) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR Current or Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE)

(d) Military Spouses (MISP)

(e) Other

- Land Management Eligible(s): a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act . This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time-limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted.

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

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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