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    The USPS OIG is seeking qualified applicant(s) to fill our Program Analyst position(s) for the Human Resources and Support team in Bethesda, Maryland.

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    For the GS 12/13 equivalent level the successful candidate must have at least four (4) years' experience conducting financial, program and/or performance audits. This must include activities such as: (1) providing technical advice and expert guidance on audit related issues (e.g., ensuring compliance with financial or governmental regulatory environment); (2) developing policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of a program, performance, or financial audit program; (3) communicating and corroborating with senior leaders and other external audit agencies; (4) recommending adoption of new or enhanced approaches to program, performance, or financial audit products or services to increase efficiencies; (5) identifying agency risk areas (Enterprise Risk Management) to plan for meaningful and value-added audits for the organization.

    The successful candidate must be highly motivated and specifically demonstrate experience and skill in conducting financial, program, or performance audits.

    Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations at the GS-12 equivalent level.

    The employee participates in and makes contributions to management decisions in assigned program areas. Applies a wide range of audit evaluation concepts, laws, policies, practices, analytical, and diagnostic methods and techniques to address substantive technical issues or problems characterized by complex, controversial, and/or sensitive matters that contain several inter-related issues.

    • Performs all necessary functions of an audit, individually and as a member of an audit team, with limited oversight in accordance with OIG policies and procedures and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
    • Plans audits by considering organization objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifying risk areas; preparing audit scope and objectives.
    • Develops individual audit programs and plans including functional responsibilities; specific project assignments; audit objectives and requirements; advanced field work knowledge, skills and abilities; references; formats for data display and reports; and special instructions covering contingencies.
    • Ensures audit plans address the objectives and provide a clear path for developing convincing findings and actionable recommendations.
    • Executes data collection efforts, ensuring that evidence collected is reliable, sufficient, relevant, and properly documented in the project work papers.
    • Reviews and interprets complex documents such as financial documents, policies, standard operating procedures, and contracts to determine accuracy in accordance with procedures, internal directives and regulatory requirements.
    • Selects and applies appropriate quantitative and qualitative analytical methods and tools to collect, arrange, process, and present data, develop conclusions; and make recommendations.
    • Uses critical thinking, data analytics, and applied logic to discern meaning of and interpret data, identify risks, evaluate strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, develop novel approaches to problems, and reach insightful conclusions.
    • Produces audit documentation such as internal review reports, management agreements, followup assessment reports, findings, corrective and preventive action plans, internal review scopes of work, policies, standard operating procedures, process flow charts, and work instructions, to effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601643100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.