SummaryThe mission of OI is to conduct and coordinate investigative activities related to fraud, waste and abuse in HHS programs and operations, including wrongdoing by applicants, grantees, contractors, or by employees in the performance of their official duties.Learn more about this agency
This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations.
As a Investigative Analyst GS-7 the incumbent will:
- Executes all aspects of the exclusion process in an accurate and timely manner.
- Serves as an administrative support to within headquarters to meet the mission.
- Distribute mail and faxes, monitor the main telephone and answer calls related to exclusions matters.
- Gather information in response to Congressional inquiry as well as other types of correspondences and requests.
- Enter data into the Investigative Reporting and Information System (IRIS) and the Exclusions Portal related to any exclusion, reinstatement, and withdrawal matters.
As a Investigative Analyst GS-9 the incumbent will:
- Perform data quality reviews and coordinate corrections with assigned supervisor or mentor.
- Supports lower graded HQ staff/contractors with various functions.
- Submit and process appropriate exclusion cases to the Staff Director.
- Participate in work groups to improve the efficiency of the operations and address issues which affect the administration of the exclusion program.
- Coordinate with other incumbents and representatives of other agencies and organizations on special assignments.
- Present training on the implementation and effect of exclusion to various-sized audiences.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
- Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
- Must complete a Pathways Participant Agreement.
- Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
- Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.
- Orientation program for Recent Graduates hired for the program.
- Mentorship throughout the program.
- Individual Development Plan to create and track Recent Graduates' career planning, professional development, and training activities.
- At least 40 hours of formal, interactive training each year of the program.
- Positions offer opportunity for career advancement.
After Program Completion Recent Graduates may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, a term appointment lasting 1-4 years).
To be eligible for conversion, Recent Graduates must have:
- Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
- Demonstrated successful job performance.
- Meet the qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.
QualificationsThis position is for a Recent Graduates (RG) who have completed within the previous two years a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. A veteran, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108, who due to military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduate Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his/her release or discharge from active duty. In no event, may the individuals eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study.
This is an excepted service appointment expected to last one year under the OIG Pathways Recent Graduate Program. After the RG successfully completes the one-year developmental program and meets the OPM Qualification Standards for a Investigative Analyst, GS-1805 OIG may non competitively convert the RG to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service.
Note: Conversion is not guaranteed nor an entitlement and is based on the needs of OIG. At the agency's discretion, this position may allow for promotion eligibility. Upon conversion the Investigative Analyst, GS-1805 has promotion potential to the GS-13 grade level.
To qualify for the GS-1805-07 grade level, the applicant must
- Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12 months) of specialized work experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-5 level in the Federal service that demonstrates the ability to understand statues, legal opinions, regulations and policies. Skill in effective written and oral communication and ability to communicate to a wide-range of individuals. General knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act OR
- Completion of one full year of graduate level education (18 semester hours)
To qualify for the GS-1805-09:
- Possess a Bachelor's degree with superior Academic Achievement that is demonstrated through class standing (upper 1/3 of class), grade point average (2.95/4.0 overall or 3.5/4.0 in major); or election to membership in a qualifying national scholastic honor society.
- Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12 months) of specialized work experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service that demonstrates basic and fundamental knowledge of various insurance programs of the Social Security Act, general knowledge of implementation of state insurance programs, the ability to collect and analyze large volumes of complex information from various sources, and the familiarity with suspension and debarment regulations. OR
- Completion of two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Masters or equivalent graduate degree or LLB or JD; OR
- Possess a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that qualifies. Only graduate education in excess of the first year (18 semester hours) may be combine with experience under this standard.
Experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work.
Note: Failure to submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, deemed you ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
Education must be from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants should report only attendance and/or degrees from accredited institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accrediting organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.
Security and Background Requirements: A Public Trust background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Veterans' Preference Documentation: 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. 10 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. An SF-15 may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. For more information on veterans' preference, go to: http://www.opm.gov/Veterans.
EEO Statement: HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your education (if applicable), experience, and training that is relevant to the duties of this position. If you are found minimally qualified for the job, your application package will be further evaluated to determine your possession of the critical knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics of this announcement. Applicants found to be among the top candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
You will not be considered for the position if any part of the application or supporting documentation is not received by the closing date of this announcement.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Cover Letter
- Assessment Questionnaire
- Academic Transcripts (must reflect degree conferral)
- Veterans Preference documentation-(if applicable) If you are a veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy - 4) and, if applicable, and Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference and an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces that supports your claim.
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APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 pm (EASTERN TIME) ON 12/13/2019.
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. Learn more about federal 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.
How to Apply
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
A complete application package for this vacancy must be received on-line via the USA Staffing web site by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/13/2019 to receive consideration. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov.
If you are unable to apply online and have the required information, please call 1-478-744-2360 to start your Alternate Application. You will connected with a member of our staff who will initiate the Alternate Application process. More information on the Alternate Application process can be viewed at the following link: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.
Questions regarding this vacancy or the application process should be directed to the HR Specialist. The HR Specialist is available to answer phone calls and emails from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday excluding Federal holidays.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Agency contact information
AddressOIG Office of Investigations
330 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.
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/552509900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.