<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Internal Controls Program Analyst will support the Internal Controls Program Manager/Team Lead by providing operational assistance to meet the objectives of the internal controls framework. The Internal Controls Analyst facilitates the annual assessment of and reporting on the effectiveness of internal controls. The Internal Controls Analyst serves in a cross-cutting role and collaborates with all CNCS business units to recommend business process improvements.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The selectee will perform the following duties and responsibilities: <ul> <li>Support the assessment of CNCS financial, operational, and information technology components by the Internal Controls Program within the OCRO and under the direction of the Internal Controls and Assessments (ICA) Team Lead. The Internal Controls Analyst position duties include developing, implementing and assessing business processes and enterprise risk management activities.</li> <li>Evaluate agency programs and operations for compliance to regulations and adequacy of internal controls over operations, reporting and information technology.</li> <li>Prepare business process documentation based on interviews, existing policies and procedures and current regulations. With direction from ICA Team Lead, prepare risk and control matrix, test plans, validate with process owner.</li> <li>Review transaction documentation to ensure effective and efficient implementation of internal controls agency-wide, summarize findings, prepare reports and corrective action plans, and monitor noted deficiencies and progress toward corrective action plan completion.</li> <li>Coordinate with business unit managers and staff to ensure proper documentation and identification of operational, administrative, system, and financial internal control program activities to assess controls and improve efficiencies.</li> <li>Identify best business practices and make recommendations on ways to improve the control documentation, enhance controls, eliminate inefficient controls, or implement new controls.</li> <li>Test and validate conclusions provided by subject matter experts on the effectiveness of the internal controls.</li> <li>Work collaboratively within the internal controls team to ensure that test plans, strategies and documentation are in alignment with internal control testing best practices.</li> <li>Assist in identifying and classifying IC deficiencies based on evaluations conducted.</li> <li>Actively promote and participate in unit and agency-wide activities to ensure effective and efficient internal controls.</li> <li>Work cooperatively with staff across CNCS and the Office of the Inspector General to resolve risk-related issues.</li> <li>Assist in performing aggregation and analysis of data sources to establish risk modeling profiles and trend analyses.</li> <li>Interpret the National Service laws, the National and Community Service Act of1990, as amended; the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended; CNCS's implementing regulations in 45 CFR Chapter XII and/or XXV; and OMB Regulations 2 CFR Chapters I and II and other risk management related documentation.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 3 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a United States Citizen</li> <li>A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees</li> <li>Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade</li> <li>Must be telework ready</li> <li>Satisfactory completion of a background investigation</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the lower range of the NY-03 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience must include experience conducting audits, financial assessments, evaluations or reviews of programs and or processes in order to determine compliance, and developing, implementing or reviewing corrective action plans for completion.<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br />Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education is not substituted for specialized experience. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>This Term Appointment will initially be for a two-year period, but may be extended for a total of five years. Should the need arise, this position may be made permanent without further competition.<br /><br />As an employee on a Term Appointment, you will not acquire competitive status and you will not be covered by the agency's Interchange Agreement with the Office of Personnel Management, which allows for noncompetitive transfer from CNCS to other agencies in the competitive service of the federal government. More information about interchange agreements can be found HERE .</strong><br /><br /><strong>Selective Service: </strong>If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.<br /><br /><strong>Veteran's Preference:</strong> If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."<br /><br /><strong>Special Employment Consideration:</strong> Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.<br /><br /><strong>Ethics Requirement:</strong> Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter. <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 />Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:<br /> <ul><li>Auditing</li><li>Communication</li><li>Decision Making</li><li>Internal Controls</li><li>Risk Management</li><li>Teamwork</li></ul><br /> Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.<br /><br />Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:<br /><br />1 – Qualified Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.<br /> 2 – Well Qualified Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.<br /> 3 – Best Qualified Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.<br /><br />NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:<br /> 1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and<br /> 2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.<br /><br />Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information." <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Moderate Risk (MR) <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Credentialing <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);</li> <li>Unofficial transcript (if qualifying based on education):</li> <li>Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;</li> <li>For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;</li> <li>Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable;</li> <li>Completion of the Assessment Questionnaire, which may include responses to the narrative questions</li> </ul>

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