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Policy Analyst

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 26, 2023

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This position opportunity is located in the Department of Homeland Security Office of Policy (PLCY), Trade and Economic Security (TES), Office of Foreign Investment Risk Management (FIRM). The incumbent will perform as a Policy Analyst and directly support PLCY's operational screening of foreign investments for national security concerns as well as support significant policy efforts relating to foreign investments and supply chain security.
  • As a Policy Analyst in TES you will gain exposure to implementing the Secretary's priorities and engaging Components across the Department to develop whole-of-DHS positions on critical policy issues related to foreign investment screening, supply chain security, and technology transfer. You will have the opportunity to participate in operational risk analyses of discrete investments under review by interagency bodies such as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) or Team Telecom, which reviews foreign acquisitions of FCC licenses.
  • In coordination with senior team members, you will produce information and decision memos, briefing memos and talking points, and contribute to risk assements for PLCY and DHS leadership on both operational and policy matters. You will coordinate these products and workstreams with key stakeholders including both DHS components and interagency partners (e.g. Department of Justice, Department of Defense, Department of Treasury, as well as other Federal Departments and Agencies).


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:
  • Knowledge of DHS mission.
  • Skilled in written and oral communication to prepare reports, to prepare and present findings and recommendations, to develop policies and procedures.
  • Skilled in application of fact-finding and investigative techniques.
  • Skilled in analytical and procedural theories and methodologies.
  • Experience in knowledge management and organizational efficiency.
  • Skilled in organizing effective external outreach programs.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet competing deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate with senior leadership.
  • 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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