Policy Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 20, 2022
Closes
Jun 28, 2022
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position
  • Monitor developments in the financial markets, and related legislative, regulatory and policy developments.
  • Conduct research on a wide range of issues, including financial research, legal research, regulatory and policy developments.
  • Summarize findings and research in written products of various types, including tables, charts, short summaries, as well as longer memos, presentations and reports.
  • Assist in preparing written materials, including briefing or issue papers, and memoranda for use by senior Treasury officials, including for the purpose of meetings, speeches, interviews, and testimony.
  • Assist in preparing responses to Congressional, press or other public inquiries; and assist in maintaining contacts with other Federal or State agencies or outside parties in connection with the development and implementation of policy proposals.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment



This opportunity is also open to Status Candidates under Announcement 22-DO-535. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • Public Trust background investigation will be required

  • All new hires will be required to comply with federal ethics laws. A review of financial or other interests may be conducted to determine if they create any real or apparent conflict of interests with official Treasury duties.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
    Specialized experience for the GS-11 level:
    You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the candidate with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Successful experience can be gained in the Federal service or its equivalent in state or local government or private sector organizations.

    Specialized experience includes all of the following:
    -Experience researching and analyzing financial markets such as capital markets, commodity markets, or derivatives markets and/or financial institutions such as depository institutions, broker-dealers, investment companies, insurance companies, or central counterparties.

    Examples could include performing financial, market risk, or credit risk analysis or similar on financial institutions or markets.; AND

    -Experience preparing written research or analysis for the development of policy decisions related to financial markets or financial institutions, including briefing papers, reports, presentations, and memoranda.

    Examples could include drafts of presentations and/or briefing papers on recent financial market developments or regulatory actions.; AND

    -Experience performing quantitative and qualitative research and analysis regarding financial institutions or financial markets, including financial and statistical modeling using Excel, STATA, or other statistical tools.

    Examples could include determining trends through the development of charts sourced from publicly available data and/or financial data brokers. OR

    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:
    Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
    or
    3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
    or
    LL.M., if related
    or
    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education

    Specialized experience for the GS-12 level:
    ou must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the candidate with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Successful experience can be gained in the Federal service or its equivalent in state or local government or private sector organizations. Specialized experience includes experience includes the following:

    -Experience with U.S. financial regulatory policy, including engagement with financial regulatory agencies.

    Examples could include reviewing proposed rules or regulations concerning financial regulatory policy and determining its effects on the business/agency including determining its effects on the financial system..; AND

    -Experience preparing written research or analysis for use by management for the development of policy decisions, including briefing papers, reports, presentations, and memoranda regarding financial stability, financial institutions, or financial markets.

    Examples could include preparing or providing comments on presentations or briefing papers on recent financial developments.; AND

    -Experience performing quantitative and qualitative research and analysis regarding financial institutions or financial markets, including financial and statistical modeling using Excel, STATA, or other statistical tools.

    Examples could include determining trends through the development of charts sourced from publicly available data and/or financial data brokers.


    Specialized experience for the GS-13 level:
    You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the candidate with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Successful experience can be gained in the Federal service or its equivalent in state or local government or private sector organizations.
    Specialized experience includes the following:
    -Experience with U.S. financial regulatory policy, including engagement with financial regulatory agencies.

    Examples could include reviewing proposed rules or regulations concerning financial regulatory policy and determining its effects on the business/agency and determining its effects on the financial system.; AND

    -Experience preparing written research or analysis for use by management for the development of sophisticated policy decisions, including briefing papers, reports, presentations, and memoranda regarding financial stability, financial institutions, or financial markets.

    Examples could include drafting presentations and briefing papers on recent financial developments related to regulatory actions.; AND

    -Experience performing quantitative and qualitative research and analysis regarding financial institutions or financial markets, including financial and statistical modeling using Excel, STATA, or other statistical tools.

    Examples could include determining trends through the development of charts sourced from publicly available data and/or financial data brokers.; AND

    -Experience delivering briefings or status updates to management on research or analysis for the development of policy decisions regarding financial stability or economic or financial analysis.

    Examples could include developing subject matter expertise on emerging financial risks or briefing internal parties on status and conclusions.; AND

    -Experience providing contributions to a team-based project that serves to inform financial regulatory policy makers and/or leading smaller teams on similar research and analysis projects.


    Education

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • A recruitment incentive may be offered.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on, if required.
    • Undergo an income tax verification, if required.
    • As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding, if you are scheduled to onboard after November 22, 2021. The bureau human resources office will provide information on how to request a legally required exception from this requirement, if applicable. You will be required to provide a copy of written documentation/proof of vaccination such as a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card prior to receiving a final job offer. If you did not receive a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or no longer have it in your possession, contact the provider from which you received your vaccine or your state health department immunization information system. If you fail to provide satisfactory proof of vaccination or to establish entitlement to an exception, you will not be eligible for employment with the agency.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits


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