Corporation for National and Community Service
$55,000.00 to $68,750.00
Open & closing dates
$55,000 to $68,750 per year
Pay scale & grade
Term - 2 Years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Family of Overseas Employee
Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.
Individuals with a disability
National Guard & Reserves
Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.
Native Americans or Alaskan Natives with a tribal affiliation.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
Students & recent graduates
This vacancy announcement is for external applicants. If you are currently a CNCS employee on a General (Permanent) appointment without an expiration date, please apply to the internal announcement by clicking HERE
The Improper Payments and Compliance (IPC) Program Analyst will support the Improper Payments Compliance Program within the Office of the Chief Risk Officer (OCRO). The Improper Payments Analyst will support the Improper Payments Program Manager/Team Lead by providing operational assistance to meet the objectives of the improper payment program. The Program Analyst will serve in a cross-cutting role and collaborate with all CNCS units to assist in assessment of payment accuracy and compliance, including identifying major causes of improper payments in CNCS' core programs.
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.
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.
Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its core programs -- Senior Corps, and AmeriCorps -- and the national volunteer efforts through serve.gov.
As the nation's largest grantmaker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America's nonprofit sector and addressing our nation's challenges through service.
CNCS harnesses America's most powerful resource - the energy and talents of our citizens - to solve problems. We believe that everyone can make a difference and that all of us should try. From grade school through retirement, CNCS empowers Americans and fosters a lifetime of service.
Employer of National Service
As an Employer of National Service, CNCS is committed to providing job opportunities to national service participants. Accordingly, qualified AmeriCorps members (current and former), returned Peace Corps volunteers and other national service participants are encouraged to apply to our positions.
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The Improper Payments and Compliance (IPC) Program Analyst will:
Be familiar with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and other documentation relevant to the PRC e.g. National Service laws, the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq) (NCSA); the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4950 et seq) (DVSA); CNCS's implementing regulations in 45 CFR Chapter XII and/or XXV; and OMB Regulations 2 CFR Chapters I and II, Corporation Policies and Procedures, Terms and Conditions, Grant Application Materials, audit documents, financial records, financial statements, accounting systems, internal controls, documentation related to risk management and other documentation relevant to the IPP.
Perform various types of data collection actions in support of IPERIA Assessment. Activities could include setting up grantee files, maintaining, checking and retrieving files from IPERIA mail boxes, contacting appropriate Program Officers and Grant Officers for supporting documentation, updating testing tracking spreadsheets.
Represent the agency and the OCRO to management, staff, stakeholders and partners on internal and external working groups, training and outreach. Support strategic alliances and partnerships.
Obtain appropriate training to become COR certified.
Perform IPERIA Assessment tasks as assigned by the team lead, take an active role as a team member in all Improper Payment team activities as required to ensure a successful and timely completion of the assessment.
Serve as the subject matter expert on the improper payments and compliance program and:
Serve as a point of contact for grantee technical assistance during the improper payments and compliance grants' testing process.
Provide staff support, as needed, to the OCRO governance body.
Familiar with sampling analysis guidelines and procedures, testing protocols and reporting guidelines to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Support the implementation of the compliance program data collection and transaction testing.
Support the annual assessment of and reporting on improper payments and compliance to OMB.
Collaborate with other departments for compliance recovery activities.
Support the IPERIA compliance assessment lead and audit liaison on independent compliance audits within OCRO.
Ensure the assessment data, files, documentation and any other applicable information is recorded as required to ensure audit readiness.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Managers, All Other
Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen
A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
Must be telework ready
If you are selected for this position, you will be required to satisfactorily complete a background investigation
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper range of the NY-01 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-06 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 in at least one of the following areas: auditing, accounting, financial management, or experience reviewing documents for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, or policies.
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.
Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.
If you are qualifying based on education alone, you must have one full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement as defined by being in the upper third of your graduating class; or possessing a 3.0 GPA or higher over four years of education; or possessing a 3.5 GPA or higher during final 2 years of education. Such education must be from an accredited institution and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. You must submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards.
You may also qualify based on a combination of education and experience, if applicable.
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.
Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in Required Documents.
Special Employment Consideration: 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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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:
Grants Management Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines
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.
Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:
1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:
1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
Unofficial transcript (if qualifying based on education):
Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
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
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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
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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire, which is available to preview here https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10134400
, along with submitting the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 02/26/2018.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login
, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the Agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Agency contact information
Corporation for National and Community Service
250 E Street SW
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Corporation for National and Community Service
Website : http://www.cns.gov/