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Policy Analyst

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

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Subject to exception, staff (and detailees) are expected to follow office policy with respect to telework. Currently, the office requires four days on location per pay period, otherwise telework is permitted for remainder of workdays.

The Office of Strategic Integration and Policy Planning (SIPP) builds value for the Department by developing and guiding priority DHS strategic planning efforts, including coordination with external stakeholders; working with PLCY sub-offices to drive policy and strategy implementation; participating in DHS business and operations decision processes and measuring guidance-to-results effectiveness; conducting analysis to support decision-making; and supporting PLCY-wide initiatives.

Detailees will be provided the greatest opportunity to gain an understanding of Department-level organizations and processes with valuable on-the-job educational experiences that enhance understanding and awareness of DHS capabilities, missions, functions and processes. They will engage at Sr. staff levels and support development and implementation of departmental strategies and policies in support of DHS's mission and the Secretary's priorities.

Detailees will work with either the Strategic Integration or the Strategic Planning teams to conduct strategic reviews of select priority initiatives (as assigned); to support activities to develop strategic capstone documents; and/or, to ensure alignment of resources against the Department's strategic guidance and the Secretary's priorities. The latter being accomplished through the Department's yearly Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Seeking Detailees with strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication competencies, and a desire to engage in strategic plans development, departmental integration efforts and to develop a greater understanding of the Department's Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) processes.
  • Must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service performing one or more of the following duties.
  • Providing research to leadership that is used to develop agency policy to increase and improve the ability of DHS and the broader U.S. Government to enhance border, aviation, and migration security, and combat terrorism and transnational crimes.
  • Analyzing and evaluating policy interests, concerns, issues, and processes associated with DHS mission, goals, and objectives to formulate advice and counsel top level management.
  • Preparing comprehensive reviews, briefings, proposed legislation, policy studies, and special reports to lead and direct program reviews and special team projects.
  • Developing program plans, goals, and milestones to evaluate the effectiveness of DHS programs.
  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.

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