Program Analyst (Inspector)

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Washington, D.C
Apr 07, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Full Time


The Office of the Inspector General Evaluation and Inspections Division (E&I Division) is seeking qualified applicants for a Program Analyst position. This vacancy may be used to fill other similar and/or comparable positions throughout the agency within the stated duty station.
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If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for evaluations, inspections, and reviews of DOJ programs. As a Program Analyst (Inspector), you will perform the following duties, typically in a team environment as a team member, but occasionally you may be assigned as the sole analyst for specific products of limited scope.

As an Inspector, you will actively participate in and assist teams that review DOJ programs and functional areas to assess compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, or participate in sensitive and complex congressional or DOJ management inquiries referred for review. Team members plan, execute, and participate in all phases of a review, including
  • conducting research;
  • interviewing employees, senior managers, and others involved with the program, activity, or function under review;
  • collecting and analyzing relevant information from diverse data sources;
  • evaluating internal and external policy, and applying qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to assess programs and processes;
  • communicating complex and/or controversial issues both in writing and verbally to management;
  • creating recommendations to facilitate organizational or process changes;
  • and analyzing management responses to report findings and recommendations and preparing formal replies.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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 may be required to complete a probationary period.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • If you are a current Federal employee, you must provide your most recent performance appraisal.
  • You must complete the vacancy announcement questionnaire in USAHire in order to receive consideration for this position.


Specialized Experience is paid or unpaid experience which has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-12: You must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience for the GS-343-11 level include: developing review plans and guides; applying a wide range of analytical techniques to evaluate issues; interviewing agency and non-agency persons using structured questionnaires; identifying solutions to inspection and evaluation findings; writing segments of reports on a specific or narrow in scope issue; communicating report findings and recommendations to people inside or outside the agency; and using various databases, spreadsheets, graphs and charts to organize, analyze, and present information.

GS-13: You must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience for the GS-343-12 level include: presenting complex data in formal settings to higher level management; preparing segments of evaluation reports addressing an organization's productivity and efficiency, including conclusions and recommendations; leading and planning a limited scope review or segment of a review; and possessing a sound knowledge of how to use various databases, spreadsheets, graphs, and charts to organize, analyze, and present information.

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 level (or equivalent).You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


For this position, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The CTAP/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 CTAP/ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP/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 CTAP/ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is at: .

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.

DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at:

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:

1). Program Evaluation
2). Research and Analysis
3). Critical Thinking
4). Verbal Communication Skills
5). Interpersonal Skills
6). Writing Skills
7). Team Leading/Coaching
8). Use of software programs to organize, analyze, and present data

If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for further employment consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience. Your resume showing relevant experience and 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 is optional).
  • Copy of your most recent SF-50 , Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable, which documents current position occupied. If currently occupying an excepted service VRA, provide an SF-50 documenting your current Veterans Recruitment Appointment. NOTE: An award SF-50 (i.e. cash or time off award) that does not indicate grade or level (i.e. pay band) or tenure to determine your eligibility for this position will not be accepted. **Current DOJ/OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your SF-50(s). Multiple SF-50's may be submitted to support your status. Some AWARD 50's may not show your grade - you must provide an SF-50 that shows how you meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation (if applicable)
  • Schedule A documentation (if applicable)
  • Most recent performance appraisal for current Federal employees.
  • An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.) (Use if education is being credited for the purpose of meeting minimum qualification requirements or if grade point average is being used to determine superior academic achievement.)
  • 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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