<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />Employees of the OIG help to ensure that HUD funds are used only for the purposes for which they are intended, thereby ensuring maximum benefit to the American public. HUD OIG is recruiting to build, sustain, and deploy a skilled, knowledgeable, diverse, and high-performance workforce to meet the current and emerging needs of government and its citizens. <br /><br /><strong>This appointment is being filled under the Pathways Program – Recent Graduate.</strong><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The Recent Graduates Program provides individuals, who have recently graduated from a qualifying educational institution or program, with developmental opportunities in the Federal Government. Participants must have obtained a degree, or completed a qualifying career or technical education program within the preceding 2 years. If you served in the military after receiving your degree please see the "Qualifications" section below for more information regarding your eligibility. Upon successful completion of the program, if you are a United States citizen, you may be non competitively converted to a permanent position, or in some circumstances a term appointment in the competitive service.<br /><br />Following the completion of program requirements, selectees may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional or term appointment. All conversion requirements will be identified in the Participant Agreement. Program requirements include but are not limited to:<br /> <ul> <li>Successful completion of at least 1-year of continuous service; </li> <li>Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training;</li> <li>Demonstration of successful job performance; and</li> <li>Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Graduate may be converted.</li> </ul> <br />WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM? For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website: www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads <br /><br />As a Management and Program Analyst, you will:<br /><br />•Evaluate various programs or portions of complex programs carried out by the HUD, state agencies, grantees, and/or contractors.<br />•Lead or conduct evaluations or portions of complex evaluations of HUD programs including their management, operations, support systems, contractors, and automated information systems.<br />•Review legislation, reports, policies/procedures, previous reviews by other internal or external reviewing organizations, congressional testimony and reports, and other background information; holds discussions with program personnel to become familiar with program requirements and operations; determines any potential problems; develops required connections to offices, organizations, and program personnel; and identifies preliminary scope and course of evaluation assignments.<br />•Develop plans tailored to each specific evaluation.<br />•Develop and/or modify procedural methods to ensure that thorough and accurate data are collected.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Possible travel of 1 to 5 nights per month.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>Eligibility:</strong><br /><br />- 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.<br /><br />- A Veteran who, due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates 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, however, may the individual's eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study. You MUST submit a copy of your D214 showing duration and dates of service.<br /><br />For more information regarding the Recent Graduate Program CLICK HERE. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date. You must answer all job-related questions in the job questionnaire.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized experience for the GS-09, is defined as one year of experience at the GS-07 grade level, or equivalent that is directly related to the position and which as equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes applying analytical techniques to evaluate program shifts and changes . Examples of such experience may include:<br /><br />- Collecting, analyzing, and summarizing evidence to support conclusions; OR<br /> – Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and approved procedures and using this information to write findings; OR<br /> – Writing portions of work papers and evaluation reports; OR<br /> – Writing recommendations based on analytical findings to improve a program; OR<br /> – Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to compare real world conditions with desired outcomes.<br /></strong><br /><br />OR<br /><br />You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: <strong>Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. [Attach copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure proper credit.]<br /></strong><br /><br />OR<br /><br />You may qualify by a combination of experience and education<strong>. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.<br /></strong><br />The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />-Relocation expenses will not be paid.<br />-This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.<br />-Selections may be made from this announcement or from any other appropriate source.<br />-If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay.<br />-The HUD-OIG has contracted with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS) to provide certain personnel services to its organization. BFS's responsibilities include advertising the vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.<br />- This is a non-bargaining designated position.<br /><br />If selected for this position, you will be required to: <br /><br />- All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.<br />-If applicable, provide proof of education (transcripts) prior to the job offer; you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.<br />-Complete a one-year trial period (unless already completed).<br />- Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required. <br />-Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.<br />-If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.<br />-Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.<br />-Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( http: www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9_IFR_02-02-09.pdf ). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.<br />-Pass a detailed background investigation.<br />-Provide a Confidential Financial Disclosure statement, if applicable.<br />-Be willing to travel an average of 1-5 days per month. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.</strong><br /><br />1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all minimum qualifications as described under the Qualifications section. If your application is incomplete, you will not be considered.<br /><br />2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Analytical, Communication and Technical. Your application will be evaluated against your responses ti the occupational questionnaire. You may also be further evaluated using additional assessment processes.<br /><br />Category rating procedures will be used to rank and refer eligibles. Based on your responses to the online questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of the three categories you will be placed: Categories are Best Qualified (BQ), Well Qualified (WQ) and Qualified (Q). Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.<br /><br />Qualified veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.<br /><br />Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A human resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. Your resume will be among the factors used in setting your pay, should you be made an offer of employment. Please ensure that it fully describes your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying.<br /><br />3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.</strong> Please note that if you do not provide all required info<br />announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).<br /><br />All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.<br /><br /><strong>VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: </strong>If you are claiming veterans' preference or need an extension on your eligibility period, 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.<br /><br />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, click here.<br /><br /><strong>EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: </strong>If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or if there is an education requirement for this position, submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion. To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If we are unable to determine that you meet the required education, you will be found ineligible for further consideration. An official transcript or equivalent documentation will be required if you are selected.<br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: </strong>If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you will also be required to submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at http: www.ops.got/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp#e4a <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.