Payment Integrity Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Risk Officer (OCRO), Department of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), in Washington, DC. In this role, the incumbent will provide generalized staff support for the implementation of the agency-wide Payment Integrity program within OCRO.

This position is designated as a full-time telework position on a temporary basis due to COVID-19 and may transition to onsite work when the office fully reopens.
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Responsibilities

Payment Integrity Analysts serve in a cross-cutting role and collaborate with agency units to access and evaluate payment accuracy and compliance, including identifying major causes of improper payments in AmeriCorps' core programs. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Interpreting laws, regulations, policies, procedures and other documentation relevant to the PRC e.g. National Service laws, the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq) (NCSA); the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4950 et seq) (DVSA); Payment Integrity Information Act (PIIA) of 2019; AmeriCorps' implementing regulations in 45 CFR Chapter XII and/or XXV; and OMB Regulations 2 CFR Chapters I and II, Corporation Policies and Procedures, Terms and Conditions, Grant Application Materials, audit documents, financial records, financial statements, accounting systems, internal controls, documentation related to risk management and other documentation relevant to Payment Integrity and the work of OCRO.
  • Implementing sampling analysis guidelines and procedures, testing protocols and reporting guidelines to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. This includes performing data collection and processing and individual transaction testing.
  • Providing excellent customer service and technical assistance to grantees and internal stakeholders throughout the Payment Integrity process.
  • Serving as a primary point of contact for grantees during the payment integrity grants' testing process.
  • Assisting in the development of tools, trainings and guidance to support effective implementation of the Payment Integrity program process.
  • Assisting in developing, interpreting and implementing Payment Integrity program policies and procedures.
  • Collaborating and coordinating with internal stakeholders during improper payments planning, execution, and corrective action, including collaboration regarding compliance recovery activities.
  • Representing the agency and the OCRO to management, staff, stakeholders and partners on internal and external working groups, teams and projects.
  • Preparing materials for OCRO leadership briefings to senior management and provide support, as needed, for OCRO governance body.
  • Supporting other OCRO functions, such as Internal Controls Program, Enterprise Risk Management, and/or Grant Risk Assessment program as needed.
  • Supporting training, technical assistance, and guidance delivery to AmeriCorps staff and the grantee community to resolve compliance and enforcement issues, administrative costs and cost principles issues, and other regulatory grant requirements.
  • Providing effective oral and written communications with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Reviewing and assisting in developing responses to audits of AmeriCorps and OCRO from the Office of Inspector General, congressional inquiries and other entities.
  • Supporting the annual assessment of and reporting on improper payments to OMB.
  • Supporting improper payment susceptibility analysis on all applicable agency-wide non-grant programs and activities.
  • Assisting in developing a Payment Integrity Improvement Act compliant cost-recovery audit program, as necessary.
  • Serving, as necessary, as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR).


  • Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    None

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a United States Citizen
    • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
    • Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
    • Must be telework ready
    • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation


    Qualifications

    Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper range of the NY-02 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-09 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes ALL of the following:
  • Reviewing and interpreting financial policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations. This includes the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of trends and measurements which indicate the level of integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of a financial management program;
  • Providing guidance regarding financial systems and internal control to ensure compliance with grant programs; and
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps VISTA) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.

    Education

    Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a PhD or equivalent doctoral or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate level education leading to such a degree in education or a subject area related to the position to be filled .

    OR

    Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond graduate level education in a subject area related to the position to be filled.

    Additional information

    Additional selections may be made from this announcement or for similar positions across AmeriCorps. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at AmeriCorps.

    As a Term employee, you will not be covered be the agency's Interchange Agreement with the Office of Personnel Management, which allows for noncompetitive transfer from AmeriCorps to other agencies in the competitive service of the federal government.

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

    Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

    Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

    Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
    • Accountability
    • Communication
    • Customer Service
    • Decision Making
    • Grants Management Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines
    • Internal Controls
    • Risk Management
    • Teaching Others
    • Teamwork
    • Technical Competence

    Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.

    Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

    1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
    2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
    3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

    NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the agency's Human Resources system which allows for:
    1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
    2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

    Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Non-status candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
    • Unofficial transcript (if qualifying based on education):
    • Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
    • For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
    • Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable


    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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