Policy Analyst

Washington D.C.
Apr 19, 2017
Apr 26, 2017
Full Time

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

The primary purpose of this position is to analyze and evaluate major aspects of substantive, mission oriented operations and translates that into policy recommendations.


This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Immigration Statistics, Office of Policy; Washington, DC.


Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Overnight travel of 1 to 5 nights per month may be required

  • No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must obtain/maintain a Non-Sensitive (Confidential) security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (may be obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include all of the following activities: 1) developing detailed policies, goals and objectives for analyzing and evaluating organizational programs; 2) developing criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of current policies; 3) conducting work involving in-depth and broadly based planning to assess program needs; 4) conducting and/or leading multi-faceted assessments and studies in support of policy development and analysis; and 5) communicating orally and in writing to give authoritative advice or guidance on the format and content of policy information. Note: The contents of your resume must show where, when and how you performed these duties and explicitly support this response in its entirety; otherwise, you may be found ineligible. Promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed, and will be based upon recommendation and approval by the position's supervisor.

The qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.



Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for security clearance as a condition of placement in this Non-Sensitive (Confidential) position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.


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