Job Opportunity: Student Trainee Program Support Specialist

The U.S. Agency for International Development Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is seeking a student trainee to work alongside their Program Support Specialist. OIG is responsible for preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and violations of law, and for promoting the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of USAID programs. OIG provides oversight of the U. S. African Development Foundation (USADF), the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). This job will be operating out of Washington, DC, and this full-time position has a salary range of $39,684 to $51,592 per year. This is a G05 level opportunity.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is May 1, 2021. Note this application will close once 150 applications are received even if this number is reached before the deadline.


  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Must be a current student at an accredited high school (public or private) or in a home-school program; college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, or trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled) pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid
  • Selective Service System registration is required, if applicable.
  • Must successfully complete a Background Investigation


  • Collaborate with members of the LD Division to monitor and assess training and development needs through individual development plans, various needs assessments, surveys and makes recommendations as necessary.
  • Recommend process improvements and coordinates improvements with OIG leadership; develop standard operating procedures and provide technical guidance to OIG staff. Track improvements to streamline processes as needed.
  • Coordinate logistics, scheduling, travel arrangements, and technological aids or other necessary resources required for delivery of in-house and commercially available training.
  • Establish and maintain effective working partnerships with interagency and private learning institutions. Confirm dates and vendor availability for course delivery.
  • Collaborate with OIG’s experts to develop, conduct, schedule, monitor, and evaluate new or changing initiatives affecting LD Division activities. Brief the Director of program development and implementation progress, making recommendations for program direction and evolution.
  • Serve as the primary customer service representative for multiple OIG offices. Engage participants, managers, administrative support, and budget staff to coordinate and monitor the registration and payment process for the approved training. Maintain and use OIG credit card to directly purchase and register training.
  • Monitor and analyze proposed regulatory and legal training requirements to determine the possible impact on existing training activities and provide recommendations to the Director.
  • Analyze participant data, including feedback, to determine program impacts, identify program successes or areas for improvement, and make recommendations to the Director to maximize program effectiveness for all participants.
  • Assist the Director in collaborating with officials from their respective components of OIG to ensure that OIG and Government-wide policies and program requirements are accomplished.  Brief management officials as necessary regarding program objectives, actions, milestones, recommendations for improvements.
  • Coordinate with LD Division team members to develop and administer evaluation programs and policies designed to determine the effectiveness of OIG learning and development activities and initiatives.
  • Serve as the records custodian for internal LD documents.
  • Serve as a contracting officer’s representative as needed for LD services.

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