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    EPA Office of Inspector General provides independent and objective oversight to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse related to EPA programs and operations. The OIG strives for continuous improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of the EPA OIG’s management and programs operations. The OIG staff are respected and sought after by the Agency and other federal entities. The OIG is an agent of positive change and the choice for driving accountability and trust in federal programs. 

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    The EPA OIG is seeking Recent Graduates under the Pathways Program. This position is provided for recent graduates with a desire to work in the Office of the Inspector General and assignments are designed to complement the graduates educational field while meeting the expressed needs of the agency and organizations.

    This position is located in the Office of Inspector General, Office of Audit, Pollution Control and Cleanup Directorate -or- Environmental Investment and Infrastructure Directorate -or- Information Resources Management Directorate - or- Business Operations Directorate. 

    The Pollution Control and Cleanup directorate conducts performance audits to determine the efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance of EPA’s programs including Air and Radiation, Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Land and Emergency Management, and Water.

    The Environmental Investment and Infrastructure Directorate conducts performance audits and program evaluations of EPA funding and management of environmental programs delegated to state, tribal, and local programs, including those related to infrastructure, to determine whether they meet and comply with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

    The Information Resources Management Directorate conducts mandatory and discretionary audits and evaluations of the EPA’s and Chemical Hazards and Safety Board’s (CSB) information security programs and processes. These include the EPA and CSB FISMA compliance, review of financial systems, examination of IT related hotline complaints, physical and logical access controls, configuration management, patch management, IT contracting compliance, and data privacy among others.

    The Business Operations Directorate conducts audits to assess efficiency and effectiveness of the EPA’s business operations and processes,  to include workforce planning, required reporting, management of contracts and grants, as well as mandatory audits related to Agency operations such as Payment Integrity, Single Audits, Purchase and Travel Card Programs.

    Individuals with accounting, business administration, finance, policy analysis, public policy, public administration, environmental science, environmental engineering, public health science, social science or related degrees are strongly encouraged to apply.


    The ideal candidate will perform the following duties: 

    • Participate in the design and development of a comprehensive approach to answer significant questions involving non-complex Agency wide programs.
    • Provide program and policy analysis; process improvement; data analytics; contracts, grants, and other assistance agreements; financial management; information resources management; and/or environmental programs and issues.
    • Conducts non-complex assignments and assists with selected aspects of more complex assignments targeting various programs carried out by the Agency, state agencies, grantees, or contractors.
    • Clearly communicate issues and findings orally and in writing.

    Candidates will be considered on the basis of the applicability of their education to specific EPA OIG assignments.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616892200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.