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    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 contributes to and issues 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 position is located in Rosslyn, VA, in the Washington Regional Audit Office.  For more information on OIG work activities, please visit website http://www.justice.gov/oig/.

    Additional selections may be made if additional vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.

    This position is advertised for the below area of consideration:

    AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni who have a valid Certification of Service.

    VISTA Alumni must provide a Certification of Service letter following the completion of their 12-month assignment/s. Upon successful completion of the VISTA program, a candidate retains NCE status for 12 months.  You have 1 year from the time that you have completed your program to apply for such positions.


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    As a GS-9 Program Analyst, the individual serves as a team member on an assigned evaluation/review, assisting senior members on carrying out the activities involved in performance and financial reviews/evaluations of DOJ programs and activities.  Specific responsibilities include:

    ·        Helping conduct evaluation and review surveys and assisting in preparation of survey and verification programs.  The Program Analyst may conduct reviews of small programs or activities of limited scope.  The incumbent performs research, conducts interviews, and analyzes documentation.  On larger reviews, the Program Analyst assists senior members with all of these activities by gathering and analyzing data and making recommendations based on that analysis.

    ·        Composing draft work papers and summaries for reviews, performing data analysis, and developing draft finding sheets that clearly identify the logic flow.  The Program Analyst submits all work to the electronic work system so that it can be used and reviewed by supervisors and other team members.

    ·        Supporting the team and developing productive relationships through engaging in collaboration and coordination with internal and external parties.

    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:

    ·        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.

    Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May require up to 40% travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni who have a valid Certification of Service.

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