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Job Title:  Program Evaluator (Sandy Recovery)
Department:  Department Of Housing And Urban Development
Agency:  Office of Inspector General
Job Announcement Number:  14-HUDIG-007P

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$61,857.00 to $101,866.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 to Monday, January 13, 2014
Full Time - Term (3 years plus 1 additional year)
4 vacancies - Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
Applications will be accepted from U.S. Citizens.
Q - Nonsensitive


About the Agency

Employees of the OIG help to ensure that HUD funds are used only for the purposes for which they are intended, thereby ensuring maximum benefit to the American public. HUD OIG is recruiting to build, sustain, and deploy a skilled, knowledgeable, diverse, and high-performing workforce to meet the current and emerging needs of government and its citizens.

There will be four (4) vacancies located in any one of the following duty stations: Newark, NJ, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA. Duty station location will be determined upon selection. Please note that the salary reflects the range of the possible duty stations. Refer to to find the applicable pay rate.

This is a term position. Term employees are eligible for health and life insurance benefits, annual and sick leave, and the full array of retirement benefits. A term appointment does not confer eligibility for transfer to another agency. A term employee does not acquire competitive status or eligibility to be converted to a career conditional appointment, nor is the time served under a term appointment creditable toward career tenure. A term appointment carries no implied or specific commitment of consideration for, or placement into, a permanent appointment. Term appointments are used to fill positions which are expected to last longer than one year but which are clearly not of a continuing nature and will terminate upon completion of work.


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  • Travel will be a regular part of the job. It will be variable and should mostly be within immediate region or duty station.


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The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13 level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. These positions will focus on Sandy-recovery programs such as those funded by the Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) supplemental appropriations. As a Program Evaluator, you will:  

  • Review legislation, reports, policies/procedures, and other background information and holds discussions with program personnel in order to become familiar with program requirements and operations. 
  • Develop individual evaluation plans.  Adapts the evaluation plan to fit special circumstances encountered in an assigned evaluation, including changing areas of emphasis and devising new approaches as determined by an analysis of preliminary findings.
  • Plan and perform complex evaluations, which include reviewing and evaluating procedures, systems, or programs for economy, efficiency, and effectiveness, and determining the extent of compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Provide clear, detailed, and well-supported criteria, condition, cause, and effect for each finding and recommended action.


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In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
Basic Requirements: 

Specialized Experience:
For the GS-12 level: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes:
• planning, performing, and monitoring evaluation assignments to assess  government programs (federal, state, or local) for compliance with program laws, regulations, and policies
• developing new methods to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness of government programs (federal, state, or local)
• researching trends and patterns to develop and/or modify procedural methods
For the GS-11 level: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes:
• participating in planning, performing, and monitoring evaluation assignments to assess government programs (federal, state, or local) for compliance with program laws, regulations, and policies
• interpreting policy to assess the operational efficiency and effectiveness of government programs (federal, state, or local)
• analyzing results and recommending policy changes to government programs (federal, state, or local)
Education: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or an LL.M., in a related field. 
Note: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.



Your application includes your:
Responses to the online questions, and
Required supporting documents.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
-Review of government program compliance requirements
-Organizational Effectiveness Performance Analysis/Research for government programs
-Management of federally-funded disaster recovery programs such as the Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) supplemental appropriations at the federal, state, and/or local level.
We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, A, B, or C, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category depending on the position and grade level of the job.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates and eligible for selection, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must be rated in the second category or better to be considered as well qualified to receive special selection priority. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
To preview questions please click here.


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  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
  • Selections may be made from this announcement or from any other appropriate source.
  • If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay.
  • The HUD OIG has contracted with the Treasury's Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD) to provide certain personnel services to its organization. BPD's responsibilities include advertising the vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position you will be required to:
  • This is a term position, not to exceed (3) years and (1) day. May be extended by up to (1) year for a total of (4) years.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the United States. If your identity and employment eligibility cannot be confirmed, you may be terminated.
  • Complete a one year trial period.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment and pass a pre-employment inquiry regarding your suitability for Federal employment.
  • If you are a male applicant born after Dec. 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from this requirement.
  • Pass a detailed background investigation.
  • Be willing to travel an average of 5 days per month.
  • Provide a confidential financial disclosure statement.


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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. 
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.
HUD-OIG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
Step 1 - Create or Upload a Resume with USAJOBS ( We recommend you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluations section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. See Resume Tips.
Step 2 - Apply Online Click "Apply Online." You will be directed to USAJOBS where you must select a resume. If you have documents uploaded to USAJOBS, you may select those you wish to submit as well. After selecting a resume (and documents, if applicable), click "Apply for this position now!" and follow the prompts to register (if you haven't already done so), answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. You will have the opportunity to submit documents via 3 different options: 1) download from USAJOBS, 2) upload from your computer, or 3) fax. You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. To do so, log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue.


Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veteran's preference, click here.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed explanation and list of required documents, click here.
If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education for experience or if there is an education requirement for this position, submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion. To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, click here. If we are unable to determine that you meet the required education, you will be found ineligible for further consideration. An official transcript or equivalent documentation will be required if you are selected.
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you will also be required to submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at


Applicant Call Center
Phone: 304-480-8342
Fax: 304-480-8358
Agency Information:
HUD - Office Of Inspector General
We Do Not Accept Mailed Applications
Parkersburg, WV
Fax: 304-480-8358


You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status". We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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