Strategic Planning Officer

Washington, D.C
Nov 25, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Full Time

This position is located in the Executive Offices of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. The position works with staff in the Judicial Conference Secretariat and Deputy Director's Office. The incumbent serves as an expert resource for strategic planning research and supports a judiciary-wide planning process involving the chairs of Judicial Conference committees, Administrative Office executives and program managers, and court officials. The incumbent is responsible for promoting and coordinating strategic planning activities in the Federal Judiciary. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Serving as the federal judiciary's expert and key advisor to high-level officials and Judicial Conference committee staff on strategic planning issues.
  • Developing and supporting the planning processes of the Judicial Conference, including the semi-annual planning meetings of Judicial Conference committee chairs.
  • Leading agency-wide strategic initiatives and developing and supporting strategic and business planning efforts in the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.
  • Identifying, researching, and reporting on strategic policy, legal, and administrative issues of significance relative to the federal judiciary's mission, goals, programs, and operations.
  • Analyzing data, emerging issues, identifying trends, developing forecasts and future scenarios, and producing written and graphical presentations.
  • Producing plans and planning guidance and serving as the primary clearinghouse for information on strategic planning in the federal judiciary.
  • Providing guidance and advice on the development of plans and on the design and conduct of analytic studies.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience work involving research and analysis of complex issues directly related to judicial administration or legal policy, or work involving enterprise-wide strategic planning and analysis for a complex organization or program.

    All applicants are encouraged to submit a writing sample. This writing sample should demonstrate the ability to produce well-written reports with sound analysis on complex subjects for a general audience. (Note: Some applicants may be asked to provide additional samples at a later date).

    Supplemental Factors: The following factors are expected to enhance performance significantly in this position. Applicants must submit a brief narrative statement addressing each factor listed below. Each statement should specifically describe demonstrated work experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this position. Submission of a separate narrative statement for each factor is a MANDATORY requirement.
  • Demonstrated accomplishments involving research and analysis of complex issues related to legal policies, judicial administration and/ or work involving enterprise-wide strategic planning and analysis for a complex organization or program.
  • Demonstrated success in applying planning and analysis concepts and techniques to develop strategic plans or otherwise influence or affect significant organizational goals and directives.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate broad policy questions, identify trends and strategic issues, think creatively, and foster creative thinking by others.
  • Experience with preparing strategic plans and conducting strategic assessments for the federal court system and the environment in which it operates; and/or for large enterprise-wide organizations; and/or experience with policymaking and planning that involves strategic planning and analysis in complex organizations.
  • (Key Competencies: Writing, Oral Communication, Attention to Detail, Flexibility, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Customer Service, Self-Management, Interpersonal Skills, Reasoning, Planning and Evaluating, Information Management, and Decision Making)


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.