Program Analyst (Internal Controls and Risk Management)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 22, 2021
Closes
Apr 30, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Financial Services Directorate, Office of the Chief Operating Officer.

The position description number for this position is 404384.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent supports the Library's integrated risk management and internal control activities, including leading the development and implementation of internal controls in support of FSD's mission, goals and objectives. Monitors compliance with internal controls over financial management of centrally managed business processes, both specific to FSD and Library-wide. Facilitates and coordinates ongoing reviews of FSD's financial reporting controls in accordance with applicable Library policy. Assists FSD organizational units to correct material weaknesses, reportable conditions, and control deficiencies and works with subject matter experts to ensure corrections, eliminate or reduce the weaknesses, and provides advisory assistance in the official review process. Supports the development of goals structured to track progress toward meeting the goals and objectives of the GAO and OIG findings and recommendations. Demonstrates strong knowledge and understanding of internal controls.

Plans and co-ordinates FSD's annual risk assessment activities. Conducts activities required for short and longer-term risk response plan development; developing and tracking corrective measures and targets, quarterly and end-of-year reporting, and risk register management and risk monitoring. Documents and supports the reporting of risk management results to senior leadership. Supports periodic performance meetings to determine whether the organization is meeting its goals and identifies areas where operational efficiency can be enhanced. Supports units in the identification, assessment, and mitigation for goal and business process-related risks,and prepares status updates and briefs senior management on the organization's risk profile.

The position plans, schedules and carries out major projects concerned with the analysis and evaluation of programs or organizational effectiveness. Coordinates and conducts conceptual program and business systems analyses and studies of highly unstructured and interconnected problems involving both difficult technology and complex human relations or programmatic issues. Plans and analyzes new business process methods or techniques of material significance to solving important business problems with creative methods.Conducts research, analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of programs in achieving objectives.

Originates and establishes unique methods and applications that provide innovative solutions to complex business issues. Applies fact finding and investigative techniques to evaluate programs and oral and written communications. Develops original concepts for advanced business systems, controls, or analysis and plans and conducts expert evaluation of business requirements and analysis of alternatives.Translates business requirements into technical terms to automate business processes baselines into automated workflows or applications.

Performs complex comparative analytical studies in support of FSD's mission. Conducts analysis of statistical data and comprehensive evaluations and data analytics of ongoing operations to ensure program goals are met and identifies areas where operational efficiency can be enhanced. Assists FSD staff and contractors in implementing data systems to gather and analyze such data.

Identifies and utilizes efficient methods, best practices, analysis techniques, and tools to capture relevant data relating to FSD and overall Library practices and to forecast underlying patterns and trends that include evolving technologies and other factors and related issues. Performs or guides others in data entry tasks when needed or required. Supports the capture, reporting, and analysis of statistical data related to FSD operations. Analyzes emerging technology that could be leveraged in support of the business processes and information systems used by FSD which include Library of Congress systems and external systems.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to develop and implement the risk analysis and management program for an agency or organization**

Ability to research, analyze, and gather requirements, and perform analytical studies**

Ability to conduct organizational or program assessments**

Ability to communicate in writing

Ability to plan and manage programs

Ability to analyze problems and make recommendations

Ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals from varying backgrounds and levels

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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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