Overview

Duties

Summary

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) promotes the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the programs and operations of USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the African Development Foundation (ADF), the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) through audits and investigations and other oversight activities. OIG provides oversight of these organizations' programs and operations.

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Responsibilities

As a Program Analyst, you will perform the following responsibilities:

  • Plan, research, conduct field work, and draft advisories, formal OIG correspondence, and/or feature reports on time-sensitive, cross-cutting oversight issues relating to foreign assistance programs and activities, ensuring that all products comply with statutory, Federal, and OIG standards.
  • Support the development and coordination of oversight plans and priorities to drive efforts across the OIG, in consultation with the Counselor and other OIG senior leaders.
  • Monitor and report on significant developments, emerging issues, and trends in foreign assistance to inform oversight work. In connection with the above, attend relevant conferences, Congressional hearings, and meetings on related matters and monitor official government, media, and public reporting, and conduct outreach with agency staff and leadership, attend agency briefings, and monitor agency communications and policy development efforts.
  • Identify areas to promote oversight activities and highlight opportunities for increased external engagement. Advance external communications aims by working with others to develop communications initiatives and support them through the preparation and dissemination of talking points and other resources and materials.
  • Coordinate and support the development and implementation of external OIG engagement plans. Identify gaps in and opportunities for strategic engagement, and coordinate with OIG field and headquarters personnel to advance and support them.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Travel to domestic and international destinations is required 20% of the time or less.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required.
  • Top secret SCI security clearance is required.
  • Pre-employment drug testing is required.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service

Qualifications

Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-14 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as:(1) independently planning, researching, analyzing trends in foreign assistance and developing conclusions to inform program officials; (2) independently drafting written products on significant conclusions that are supported by appropriate evidence (3) drafting information and briefing materials for senior agency officials, and/or communicating initiatives through the preparation and dissemination of talking points and other resources and materials; (4) coordinating and supporting engagement internally and externally.

To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as:(1) planning, researching, analyzing, programs and developing conclusions to inform program officials; (2) drafting written products with little supervision with conclusions that are supported by appropriate evidence; and (3) contributing to information and briefing materials for senior agency officials to further internal and external engagement.

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy.

Note: failure to provide all required documents will result in the applicant not being considered for this position.

Education

Additional information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or/are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service law.

The U.S. Agency for International Development is a participant of E-verify. E-verify provides an automated link to Federal database to help employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Best qualified candidates will be forwarded to the selecting official for further consideration.

Falsifying your experience, education and/or your responses to questions may result in your removal from employment consideration.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Please upload the following documents:

  • Resume (all candidates)
  • Current or former federal employees with competitive status must provide supporting documentation (SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action which shows your eligibity status/career status.) of eligibility for appointment, reassignment or reinstatement.
  • All/any supporting documentation to support your eligibility status (ex. DD214 if VEOA eligible).
  • You will be directed to fax or upload documents at the www.usajobs.gov (htp: www.usajobs.gov/) site to attach to your application for this position. If you select the fax option, please use the required cover sheet and follow the instructions provided.

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