Policy Analyst

Washington, D.C
Nov 30, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Full Time

This is position is located in the Judicial Conference Secretariat. Even though this position is advertised at the entry level, applicants may be placed at the full performance level upon selection if they meet the education and experience requirements.

At the entry level, the incumbent performs professional entry level assignments specifically designed to prepare the incumbent for higher level professional work. The incumbent will work with direct supervision to perform work assignments. If the position is filled at the full performance level, the selectee will need to be able to complete tasks with minimal supervision and perform more complex work assignments.

At the full-performance level, duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Managing the preparation, review, and distribution of materials distributed to conference members including consent and discussion calendars and the preliminary and final reports of conference proceedings.
  • Providing support and back-up assistance to the JCS Program Analyst in supporting the Judicial Conference committee appointments process and the Administrative Office of the U.S Courts (AO) Advisory Group process.
  • Assisting in the support of the Judicial Conference Secretariat Officer to provide professional staff support for the Judicial Conference of the United States and its Executive Committee.
  • Conducting research related to Judicial Conference policy making and the work of the AO.
  • Reviewing draft agenda items and committee reports and assisting in addressing concerns with committee staffers.
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for committee staffers seeking assistance with the preparation of conference committee materials and Judicial Conference protocols and procedures.
  • Providing staff support to the District Judge Representatives to the Judicial Conference.
  • Composing and reviewing memos, letters, emails and other correspondence to judges, unit executives, and other court representatives as necessary.
  • Maintaining the office's subject-matter database of various Judicial Conference positions.
  • Reviewing assigned portions of the Guide to Judiciary Policy for compliance with Judicial Conference policy and serving as the office's guide coordinator.

  • 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 https://www.e-verify.gov/ .
  • 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 year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience supporting the development and analysis of public policy impacting the operation and administration of local, state, and/or federal government agencies.


    Education: If you are using your education to qualify for the specialized experience requirement, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of courses (which includes equivalent information from the transcript e.g., course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade), from an accredited college or university, with a major in a field that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. This information must show superior academic achievement. Superior academic achievement is defined as a 3.5 GPA in your major or an overall GPA of 2.9. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

    Desired but not required:
  • A candidate who holds a bachelor's degree or a postgraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university (preferably with a degree in public administration, social sciences, or related field.)
  • Demonstrated superior communication skills, both oral and written, and excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including SharePoint and Excel as well as Adobe
  • NOTE: Upon selection for interview, applicants may be asked to produce a writing sample.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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