The Office of the Inspector General is ranked number 1 in the best places to work in the Department of Justice and is one of the premier inspector general offices in federal government. We are seeking a highly-motivated professional employee with experience in providing superior customer service in support of our mission to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct is DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.Learn more about this agency
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is a statutorily created independent entity that works to prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs. In carrying out its audit mission, the OIG issues and contributes to products, such as reports, advisories, briefings, and congressional testimonies with recommendations focused on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of DOJ programs in support of the agency's mission. The Assistant Inspector General for Audit is responsible for overseeing the Audit Division and audit engagements that involve all DOJ programs and operations. The OIG performs audits at the request of Congress as well as self-initiating engagements in support of the OIG's strategic plan. This is a standard position description for a GS-11 Program Analyst in any of the various organizational entities within the Office of the Assistant IG for Audit for both headquarters and regional offices.
Duties and Responsibilities
As a GS-11 Program Analyst, the incumbent serves as a fully functioning member of a review team and participates in the full range of duties to support evaluation engagement execution, including responsibility for engagement stages through design, data collection and analysis, message development, and drafting segments of products that are technically complete and appropriately targeted to the audience. Specific responsibilities include:
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.
- Providing ideas about possible review topics in keeping with the DOJ and the OIG's strategic plan. Participating in the proposal planning and helping to develop the review objectives and the questions that the review is expected to answer. Helping to lay out the framework of the review, such as methodology, time frame, and benefits of the audit to provide higher-level managers appropriate logic for authorizing the review.
- Participating in developing the more detailed review guide, developing the steps for a particular portion of the review. In addition, the employee does survey work, looking at the broad picture to be studied as well as the specifics of the particular program. The Program Analyst determines which issues need further study/research/pursuit. The incumbent also participates in developing the verification guide, including factors such as determining the data that is necessary, where the information may be found, and who needs to be interviewed.
- Conducting their part of the review by conducting research and interviews, analyzing documentation, coordinating with technical experts where necessary and appropriate, composing work papers and summaries for reviews, performing data analysis, developing finding sheets that clearly identify the logic flow. All information is input into the electronic file system, so that it is available and useful for all members of the team. The incumbent is expected to analyze the information obtained in light of the objectives, standards, laws, rules, and regulations and make recommendations that respond to the detailed questions and overall objectives of the review.
- Participating in the message meeting and developing key pieces of the report, highlighting the most significant findings and drafting substantial parts of the report, testimonies and briefings as appropriate. Developing fact sheets and questions for the IG.
- Supporting the team and engaging in collaboration and coordination by developing productive relationships with internal and external parties.
- May participate in follow-up reviews to determine the adequacy of corrective actions taken in light of IG recommendations.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 40% for this position.
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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.
QualificationsGS-11: You must have successfully completed a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.M., ( if related )
Your resume must display that you have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS 9 level determining issues for further review and study, analyzing documentation, and composing summaries.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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 submit an unofficial transcript if you wish to be qualified based on education.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP 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 a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
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: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf
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: www.sss.gov.
How You Will Be Evaluated
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:
-Knowledge of Auditing and Program Evaluation Principles, Procedures, and Techniques
-Knowledge of Management, Policies, Procedures, and Program Goals
-Ability to Communicate in Writing
-Ability to Communicate Orally
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
Drug test required
- Current 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 not required, but encouraged.
- SF-50 (must recent Promotion, Within Rate Increase, or Appointment/Conversion SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action if you are applying as a current or former Federal Employee) that shows you have acquired competitive status, and the highest grade or promotion potential you held. Current Federal employees employed by the DOJ OIG are not required to submit the SF-50 unless you are applying for a higher grade, and your experience was gained at a Federal agency other than the OIG. Then, you must provide the SF-50 which verifies the length of time you have been in your highest grade and supports your claim for time in grade.
- CTAP/ documentation (if applicable)
- A legible unofficial college transcript if your are qualifying based on education (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)
- Your Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
- Last two most recent completed Performance Appraisals with narratives.
- List of three Professional References, two of which should be current or former supervisors.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 6/18/2021 to receive consideration.
* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Agency contact information
950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530
The Department of Justice (DOJ) OIG conducts audits, evaluations, investigations and special reviews of the personnel and programs of all DOJ components. The OIG is the top-ranked component in all of DOJ, and in the top 10 percent of all subcomponents across the federal government, in the 2019 Best Places to Work rankings (www.bestplacestowork.org). The DOJ OIG offers a wide range of federal benefits and flexible work schedules, depending on position requirements.
Join our professional, highly-engaged, diverse team that values collaboration, individual contributions, work/life balance, continuous growth opportunities, and challenging assignments!
To view additional resources and short videos about our mission and careers at the DOJ OIG, visit our website, oig.justice.gov/careers.
This vacancy may be used to fill other similar and/or comparable positions throughout the agency within the stated duty station.
Relocation expenses are not authorized and the selected person must either live in or relocate to the Atlanta area.
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Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603592200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.