Lead Program Analyst (Project Automation Analyst)

Washington, D.C
Dec 07, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Full Time

OIG's Office of Investigations (OI) investigates potential crimes and civil violations of law involving VA programs and operations committed by VA employees, contractors, beneficiaries, and other individuals. These investigations focus on a wide range of matters including health care, procurement, benefits, education, construction, and other fraud; cybercrime and identity theft; bribery, embezzlement, and conflicts of interest; drug offenses; and violent crimes. OI is staffed by special agents, forensic auditors, and other specialized staff in headquarters divisions and regional field offices that use data analytics, cyber-tools, covert operations, and other strategies to detect and address conduct that poses a threat to or has harmed VA personnel, operations, and the veterans or other beneficiaries they serve. Through criminal prosecutions and civil monetary recoveries, OI's investigations promote integrity, patient safety, efficiency, and accountability within VA.

The incumbent serves as a Lead Program Analyst (Project Automation Analyst) in OI's Investigative Data Systems and Analysis Division located at OIG headquarters in Washington, DC. This division performs and coordinates analytical work to maximize effectiveness and efficiency in design, documentation, development, modification, modernization, testing, implementation, and support of new or existing applications. The incumbent prepares expert analyses for incorporating inputs, outputs, workflow diagrams, decision logic tables, to automate and improve existing manual processes, validating and documenting the applications and application projects (e.g., implementation of web-based systems and web-based applications).

As a Lead Program Analyst (Project Automation Analyst), you will:
  • Act as a team leader on the OI SharePoint team and perform day-to-day support and improvement of the SharePoint platform.
  • Provide guidance to the team on all aspects of SharePoint site collection administration, Nintex workflows, and business processes.
  • Provide expert recommendations in integrating automation and production technologies to increase productivity and efficiency throughout the OI and develop the criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated technologies on program performance.
  • Write and maintain program documentation (i.e., Standard Operating Procedures), user training documents, and assist in writing and maintaining web-based systems contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures. Develop and maintain guidelines regarding Internet services design, development, and delivery.
  • Make major recommendations on determinations of projects to be initiated, dropped, or curtailed in alignment with the governance program's concepts. Evaluate customer requests and determine how best to meet their needs. Research what is available and evaluate the suitability of the various products for ease of use, cost, security, and compatibility with existing hardware and software.


Conditions of Employment

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
  • Conditions of Employment:
    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    -Travel nationwide under tight deadlines. The incumbent should anticipate frequent walking and standing as a component of this travel.
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued purchase card for business-related travel.
    - Must adhere to agency health requirements, including, but not limited to: (1) must report Covid-19 vaccination status when requested; and (2) must comply with agency's Covid-19 testing and vaccination requirements, if any, or qualify for and receive a valid exemption.


    You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
    Specialized Experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12grade level in the Federal service.
    Specialized experience for this position includes:
    • Developing and deploying custom web parts and workflows; AND
    • Evaluating, reviewing and making recommendations to meet technical specifications and system requirements; AND
    • Assisting with writing program documentation, user training documents, web-based system contingency plans, and disaster recovery procedures; AND
    • Leading project teams

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12level for 52 weeks.

    Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a nontemporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Other information:
    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Applicants who apply for this position may be considered for other positions within the Office of Inspector General that require the same knowledge, skills, and abilities.
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    - A recruitment incentive may be offered.
    - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    - Full-time telework may be temporarily required if space is not currently available at the location chosen by the selectee. Selectees will be notified prior to their start date if this is necessary. Telework on a more permanent basis will be determined by management upon completion of all telework requirements and availability needs.
    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    - Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    - Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    - Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    - A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    - A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits