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    Duties

    Summary

    We are an independent office within the EPA that helps the agency protect the environment in a more efficient and cost effective manner. We perform audits, evaluations, and investigations of the EPA to promote economy and efficiency, and to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse.  We strive to provide solutions to problems that ultimately result in making America a cleaner and healthier place.  Come join the team!

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located in the Operations Support Division (OSD), Office of Investigations (OI), Office of the Inspector General (OIG).   The OSD is responsible for the OI's business analytics with the purpose of collecting and analyzing data, regularly reporting, and providing statistical data to devise, execute, and improve organizational strategies and processes. 

    Responsibilities


    The ideal candidate will perform the following duties: 

    • Participate with the OSD team in the planning, development, coordination, and application of advanced analytical systems and methodologies designed to detect errors, analyze trends and anomalies, and report OI and OIG strategic performance measures
    • Query, analyze, prepare, and present reporting options for managers at all levels.
    • Build, or oversee development of, reports and tools based on outcomes of performance data and customer feedback.
    • Participate in the development of strategic plans for obtaining the analytical capabilities necessary to support OIG’s mission and operational needs.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    Conditions of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship Required. 
    • Background Investigation Required.
    • Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.

    Must be a U.S. Citizen.

    This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.

    If you are a male 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.

    Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    The selectee will be required to complete a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form. We will compare information provided on the I-9 Form to records available from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The system confirms employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more about e-verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

    Depending on your status, this position may require serving a 1-year probationary period.

    Qualifications

    Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

    Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 

    GS-09: 

    1) Collecting and verifying relevant data from various internal and external sources;
    2) Utilizing qualitative and quantitative data methods to analyze trends, identify problems, and recommend solutions;
    3) Designing routine and non-routine data audits to ensure accuracy and relevance of systems; AND
    4) Developing factsheets and other high-level summaries of data to management. OR

    Substitution of Education for the Specialized Experience Requirement: master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

    GS-11:

    1) Oversee the collecting and verifying of relevant data from various internal and external sources to aide management in decisions, plans, and organizational strategies;
    2) Utilizing qualitative and quantitative data methods to analyze trends, identify problems, and recommend solutions;
    3) Designing routine and non-routine data audits to ensure accuracy and relevance of systems;
    4) Presenting statistical data of information for reports, briefings, and publications; AND
    5) Participate in strategic planning with senior leaders, contributing data analytics to aide in organizational improvements and processes. OR

    Substitution of Education for the Specialized Experience Requirement: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

    Evidence of the above specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience or based on job titles alone. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    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, 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. 

    Applicants must meet the qualifications for this position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement. 

    Education

    This position does not have a mandatory education requirement.

    Additional information

    EPA OIG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.

    Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.

    All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. 

    Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your responses to the questionnaire, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. Your resume must support your responses to the self-assessment questions or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited to an interview. 

    ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 90.

    Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    Your package must be complete and submitted in the manner specified in this section. Packages that are submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the agency point of contact will not be considered.

    A complete application includes:

    1. Resume;
    2. Vacancy question responses; and
    3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    If you are a current or former federal employee you must a copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or promotion potential level applicant has attained competitively and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying. Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade. 

    For proof of Veterans Preference you must submit a DD-214 (member copy 4)and, if applicable, Standard Form 15, VA Letter. You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at fedshirevets.

    If you are eligible for special hiring authority, please indicate this when you apply, and submit the supporting documentation for proof of eligibility for the special hiring authority, such as disability, Peace Corps service, Interchange Agreement, etc. Other documents identified in this announcement.
    All supplemental documents must be submitted electronically before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

    1. Download from your USAJOBS account; or 
    2. Upload your file(s); or
    3. Fax using the online Fax Cover Sheet. 

    Failure to submit required documents, based upon how you apply, may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. Official documents are not required at the time of application, copies are sufficient. If selected, official documentation must be submitted prior to appointment.

    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.

    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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    Benefits

    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.

    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. Learn more about federal benefits.

    EPA OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: paid vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year, life and health insurance, Long Term Care insurance, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account program, and retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savings Plan).

    EAP OIG also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and services to employees such as, flexible work schedules, teleworking, transit subsidies, fitness center, and employee assistance and wellness programs. 

    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.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    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.

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    How to Apply

    You MUST apply on-line through USAJobs. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. Uploaded resumes must include the following: applicant contact information and educational and professional background information including dates of employment and education, salary (and Federal grade level, if appropriate), and work schedule (i.e., FT/PT). Incomplete applications will not be considered and you will not be contacted to provide any missing information. 

    To begin the application process, select the "Apply On-line" button to the right on this screen. Then follow the prompts to login/register, submit all required supplemental documents, and complete the application process.

    If you experience technical difficulties during the online application process, including error messages received when submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by email at mgshelp@monster.com. The help desk is available for technical support questions Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

    Agency contact information

    Inspector General Ofc-HR

    Phone

    202-566-0000

    Fax

    202-566-0000

    Email

    kirby.frederick@epa.gov

    Address

    Environmental Protection Agency
    US Environmental Protection Agency
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    MC: 2450T
    Washington, District of Columbia 20460
    United States
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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Environmental Protection Agency, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://www.epa.gov/office-inspector-general/about-epas-office-inspector-general/

    Next steps

    After the closing date of the announcement, your package will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Best qualified candidates will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration and may be interviewed.

    You may check the status of your application at any time after the announcement closes by logging onto USAJOBS and selecting "Application Status." 

    You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable.

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603825000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.