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Management & Program Analyst

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Office Of Inspector General Washington , DC 20001

Posted 3 months ago

Duties

Summary

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), works within the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to promote efficiency and effectiveness, and prevent or stop waste, fraud and abuse in departmental programs.

We do this through audits and investigations. OIG also consults with the Congress about programs in progress and proposed new laws and regulations. The, as amended, gives the Office of Inspector General autonomy to do its work without interference.

Responsibilities

As a Management & Program Analyst you will:

Perform work that primarily involves program audits (evaluations and reviews) and Congressional testimony. The audits typically include complex, new, or highly controversial issues.
Work as a member of an audit team. With supervision and assistance, you are responsible for performing small segments of the audit and working with the audit team to: evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness special programs (including operations); determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations; evaluate internal controls; and identify any fraud, waste, and abuse.
Work with the team to complete all phases of the audit work - planning the audit, conducting the audit, and preparing the audit report. With supervisory guidance and assistance, you are responsible for: preparing sections of the audit proposal; conducting the field work; assessing the adequacy of internal controls; preparing sections of the audit guides; assisting and/or conducting interviews; analyzing evidence gathered; producing finding sheets; coordinating with OIG technical experts; preparing working papers in Team Mate; writing sections of the debriefs and audit report; assisting with entrance and exit conferences with the auditee; and conducting follow-up inquiries to evaluate the adequacy of corrective actions taken on prior audit findings.
Research pertinent laws, legislative history, regulations, contracts, and internal controls to ascertain the purpose, scope, and objectives of the assigned program or function; the manner in which the program or function is conducted; and the nature and extent of management authority and responsibility for the program or function. Assists and/or conducts interviews with employees, managers, and others involved with the program or activity to discuss standard operating procedures, identify issues, and clarify or elaborate upon the written record.
Conduct all assigned audit work in accordance with generally accepted Government auditing standards and OIG policies and procedures. The standards require you to study and evaluate internal controls to determine the level of system reliability; determine the procedures required to attain audit objectives in view of the level of system reliability; and obtain sufficient reliable evidence through inspection, observation, inquiries, and confirmation to provide a reasonable basis for an opinion regarding the program under examination.
Assist in the preparation of Congressional testimony. The assistance includes researching, preparing supporting materials (fact sheets and questions and answers), and assembling them in binders for witness and other senior managers. Reviews the materials for accuracy, completeness, and consistency based on your understanding of assigned special programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Travel is required for up to 25 percent of the time

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Job family (Series)

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Submit resume/DOS letter/cover letter by 11:59 P.M. EST on the closing date
You must be a U.S. Citizen
You must complete a one-year probationary period
This position is subject to a background investigation
Submit copy of your transcripts
Must have Peace Corps/Ameri Corps Vista Noncompetitive Eligibility

To qualify you must meet the eligibility requirements of a Peace Corps/AmeriCorps Vista eligible under 5 CFR 315.605 as stated below:
You must have at least two years of service with the Peace Corps or one year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA.
Your non-competitive eligibility lasts for one year after completing your Peace Corps or AmeriCorps service. Federal agencies may extend the period for up to three years if, after your completed service, you are:
In the military service.
Studying at a recognized institution of higher learning.
Involved in another activity, which in the agencys view, warrants an extension.
Peace Corp Employees: In order to be eligible you must have completed no less than 36 months of continuous service without a break in service of 3 days or more under section 7(a) of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2506) which pertains to the appointment of Peace Corps staff (not volunteers);
NOTE: IF QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS. DEGREE AUDITS ARE NOT AN ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTE FOR OFFICIAL/UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. IF SELECTED, AN OFFICIAL/SEALED TRANSCRIPT WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO AN APPOINTMENT DATE BEING ESTABLISHED.

Qualifications

To qualify you must meet the eligibility requirements of a Peace Corps/AmeriCorps Vista eligible under 5 CFR 315.605 as stated below:
You must have at least two years of service with the Peace Corps or one year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA.
Your non-competitive eligibility lasts for one year after completing your Peace Corps or AmeriCorps service. Federal agencies may extend the period for up to three years if, after your completed service, you are:
In the military service.
Studying at a recognized institution of higher learning.
Involved in another activity, which in the agencys view, warrants an extension.
Peace Corp Employees: In order to be eligible you must have completed no less than 36 months of continuous service without a break in service of 3 days or more under section 7(a) of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2506) which pertains to the appointment of Peace Corps staff (not volunteers);
And you must meet the education and/or specialized experience listed below:
To qualify for GS-07, you must have:

Education: Completed one full academic year of graduate education in a related field. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the federal service. Specialized experience includes assisting higher level staff with conducting segments of audits; preparing portions of work papers using automated software; attending interviews and meetings to observe and learn interviewing and presentation techniques; and, researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and procedures.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants that possess a percentage of the required specialized experience and a percentage of the required graduate level education such that, when the percentages of the required graduate education and specialized experience are added together, they equal 100%. (Only graduate education and only professional experience equivalent to the GS-5 or higher is creditable.)

OR

Superior Academic Achievement: The superior academic achievement provision can be used to determine eligibility for applicable GS-7 level positions of persons who have completed (or expect to complete within 9 months) all the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

You possess a degree that is qualifying for this position that meets the criteria for eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement provision through one of the following methods. No more than 10% of academic credit can be based on pass/fail or similar non-traditional grading systems.

  • 2.95 GPA or higher (Out of a possible 4.0) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum;

  • 3.45 GPA or higher (Out of a possible 4.0) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

  • Upper 1/3 ranking in graduating class (you must submit proof with your application)

  • National Scholastic Honor Society. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision. (You must submit proof with your application)

To qualify for the GS-9, you must have:

A masters or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (ex: 36 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 2 years of full-time study requirement). Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants that possess a percentage of the required specialized experience and a percentage of the required graduate level education such that, when the percentages of the required graduate education and specialized experience are added together, they equal 100%. (Only graduate education and professional experience equivalent to the GS-7 or higher is creditable.)

OR

At least one-year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience includes, providing assistance to higher level staff with researching laws, regulations, contracts; researching and assembling supporting documentation gathered to develop a concise and coherent message; reviewing material for completeness and consistency; and, writing portions of work papers summarizing the findings.

To qualify for the GS-11, you must have:

You must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR

At least one-year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience includes, providing assistance to higher level staff with research that is complete, accurate and relevant with data gathered from competent and reliable sources and documents to develop a concise and coherent message; analysis that is sufficient to support findings, conclusions, and recommendations; interpreting or applying regulations, program guidance, or policies; examining and testing (such as using statistical and/or judgmental sampling) records and management controls to determine the degree of efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of a program; reviewing material for completeness and consistency; and writing portions of work papers summarizing the findings.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants that possess a percentage of the required specialized experience and a percentage of the required graduate level education such that, when the percentages of the required education and specialized experience are added together, they equal 100%. (Only graduate education and professional experience equivalent to the GS-9 or higher is creditable).

Education

Additional information

OIG carries out its mission by issuing audit reports, evaluations, management advisories, and other products with findings and recommendations to improve program delivery and performance.

Multiple offices within the OIG Audit Groups are seeking applicants.

You will work as a Management & Program Analyst and be responsible for assisting senior auditors/analysts as well as an audit team to: evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of programs; determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations; evaluate internal controls; and identify any fraud, waste, and abuse.

OIG is conveniently located across from the in the Department of Transportation building.
Applications will not be accepted from applicants other than those that have or .
PLEASE NOTE THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY WE RECEIVE THE 100TH APPLICATION, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

Candidates will be asked to fill out a Declaration for Federal Employment (Optional Form 306).

If you exaggerate or falsify your experience and/or education, you may be removed from employment consideration.

Any male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959, and who is subsequently selected for this position must certify that he is registered for the military selective service by the date he is to enter on duty. False certification may result in termination after appointment.

Relocation Expenses will not be paid.

If selected for this position, you will be subject to favorable adjudication of an employment suitability determination.

Best qualified candidates will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel expenses in conjunction with any required interviews.

THIS AGENCY PROVIDES REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR ANY PART OF THE APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE AGENCY.

THE DECISION ON GRANTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. ALL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, UNION AFFILIATION OR NON AFFILIATION, MARITAL STATUS, NON- DISQUALIFYING PHYSICAL HANDICAP, OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT REASON. THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (OIG), U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or to find an individual unqualified, unsuitable, or unfit for employment based upon financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience should be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for this position, specifically the educational and/or specialized experience requirements. Applicants will not be rated or ranked. All applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the selecting official.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

No

Required Documents

Resume

  • Showing relevant experience/education that fully supports the required specialized experience and/or educational qualifications.

Transcripts

  • You MUST provide transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to an appointment date being established.
    SF-50 (If applicable) - All current and former federal employees must submit a recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, current grade level and full performance level of the position held. All reinstatement eligibles/former Federal employees must submit a SF-50 documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, grade level and full performance level of the position.
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Management & Program Analyst

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Office Of Inspector General