Program Analyst [OIG]

  • Washington, DC
  • Full Time
  • Office of the Inspector General
  • Experienced

Organization Overview:

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 423 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the Region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation. The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) mission is to promote and preserve the efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of ARC.

Position Summary:

The Office of Inspector General seeks a highly organized and collaborative team player to join the Office of Inspector General as a Program Analyst to analyze the operations of the Division. Collaborate with teams to develop project strategies, approaches, and plans, implement activities and monitor progress towards outlined project milestones, deliverables, and approved work plans. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills with a professional demeanor and ability to provide in-depth reports to OIG leadership and co-workers.
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and multi-tasking skills to take the initiative, problem solve, prioritize duties, and balance competing priorities.
  • Strong public speaking skills to make presentations or updates for different levels of audiences.
  • Familiarity with data analysis tools to better understand internal operations.
  • Ability to collaborate and network with federal agencies, state & local governments, regional organizations, and colleagues.
  • Strong attention to detail with superb follow-up & organizational skills.
  • Adept self-starter with the ability to achieve broad goals by working across divisions and incorporating the work of different divisions within the organization.
  • Core competencies: accountability, adaptability, collaboration, communication, critical analysis.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment and bring an energetic and innovative approach to his or her work.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite.
  • Successful completion (prior to hire) and maintenance of background security review.
  • Ability to travel (~10%).  If travel is needed, must maintain and possess a valid driver’s license.

Why ARC?

Great Benefits:  ARC offers a collaborative work environment and a competitive benefits package which includes health insurance, 401(k), paid time off, commuting subsidy, professional development, etc. This is not a federal position; however, if a federal employee is selected for this position and transfers without a break in service of more than three calendar days, he or she may be able to continue his or her retirement and life/health insurance benefits. ARC generally follows the General Schedule Salary Table of the Federal government.  ARC’s grades denoted by “NF” are equivalent to the federal grade(s) on the GS chart.  This position is an NF12 (DC locality).

Strong Mission: Curious about the work we do at ARC? Read more about our newly-released strategic plan, Appalachia Envisioned, to check out ARC’s goals for the next five years. Our team is dedicated to innovation, partnerships, and investments in the Appalachian Region to help achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation. See our work in action at the Appalachia Envisioned Roadshow, where ARC is hitting the road to highlight those strategic goals and how Appalachia’s 13 states are working to achieve them. For more information about the ARC OIG, please visit the ARC OIG website.



Equal Employment Policy
ARC is an equal employment opportunity employer and endeavors to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of ARC’s business. If an applicant believes he or she requires such assistance to complete the application or to participate in an interview, he or she should contact the Director, Human Resources. If an applicant has any questions or concerns, he or she should reach out to the Lisa Pansegrouw, Director, Human Resources at 202.884.7770 or at

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