Evaluator (Washington, DC)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General
About the organization
This position is located in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Evaluation. The Office of Inspector General is an independent organization within HUD, responsible for performing audits, evaluations, inspections, and investigations, and for preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse in HUD programs and operations.
We promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the Department’s programs and operations. We are committed to keeping the HUD Secretary, Congress, and our stakeholders fully and currently informed about challenges and deficiencies and the need for and progress on corrective actions. We invite you to join HUD OIG, where our work is guided by five shared core values of accountability, courage, respect, stewardship, and trust.
As an Evaluator, you will:
• With assistance and team leader direction, plan and conduct evaluations in accordance with the Inspector General Act, the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation, the Office of Evaluation Policies and Procedures Manual, and other applicable HUD OIG policies and procedures.
• Review legislation, reports, policies/procedures, previous reviews by other internal or external organizations, congressional testimony and reports, and other background information.
• Liaise with HUD program officials to understand risks facing the Department’s component organizations, scan the environment to find current events that affect HUD programs, and interpret relevant data.
• Examine information objectively using analytical techniques and information technology tools to identify issues and draw conclusions.
• Meet with top HUD management officials, program personnel, and OIG management to present and explain findings, conclusions, recommendations, and methodologies, and to answer other questions.
• Materially contribute to a written evaluation product that is presented in a convincing, balanced, and organized manner so HUD management can make informed decisions, take appropriate actions, and improve programs.
• Assist colleagues and supervisors with the production of written evaluation products when required.
• Ability to write clear, concise, and comprehensive reports combining qualitative and quantitative data for internally and externally facing audiences
• Ability to research and identify relevant background information on programs, such as laws, regulations, testimony, and existing literature
• Experience applying data collection, analytical, and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems
• Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Noncompetitive eligibility (NCE)—NOTE: All Returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) who were granted completion of service status due to COVID-19 will be automatically eligible for 2 additional years of NCE status for HUD OIG positions.
We are interested in hiring someone at the general schedule (GS)-7 or GS-9 level. To qualify for the GS-9, you must have either:
• an advanced degree; or
• one year of experience demonstrating the described qualifications as a regular part of your employment and/or research duties at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service.
$49,157 - $78,167
Contact email: [email protected]
This position is also available in Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
To apply, please submit the following:
• Transcript from an advanced degree institution (to qualify at the GS-9 level)
• Proof of NCE
• Cover Letter
Executive Order 11103 sets the NCE period at 1 year after completion of service with Peace Corps. However, the period may be extended to not more than 3 years in the case of persons who, following such service, are engaged in military service, in the pursuit of studies at a recognized institution of higher learning, or in other activities which, in the view of the appointing authority, warrant an extension. As the appointing authority, we will grant an NCE extension to all RPCVs applying to HUD OIG positions who completed service less than 3 years ago and can demonstrate that they have pursued opportunities that warrant an extension.
Relocation is not covered. Occasional travel may be required.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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