POLICY ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 13, 2017
Closes
Jul 28, 2017
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

If you are a status candidate, please apply under Announcement # OMB-17-31-TC-MP

Begin a challenging and exciting career with the Executive Office of the President (EOP) providing support to the President of the United States. The EOP has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the President's message to the American people to promoting our trade interests abroad. The EOP is comprised of The White House, Executive Residence, Office of the Vice President, Office of the United States Trade Representatives, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Office of Management and Budget, National Security Staff, Council on Environmental Quality, Council of Economic Advisers, and the Office of Administration. The Office of Administration (OA) provides a full array of customer-based services to the EOP. To learn more about OA, please visit http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/OA.

This position is located in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO) (also known as the Office of E-Government and Information Technology, per the E-Gov Act of 2002). The incumbent serves as a policy analyst or senior policy analyst, providing expert advice and assistance on a variety of major technology policy issues.

**Notice: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.

Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID
  • Suitability for Federal employment
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • R?sum? and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

    You may qualify at the GS-11 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that includes: 1) initiating and performing objective qualitative and quantitative analyses of policy and/or issues to inform decision making; 2) development of recommendations to higher-level decision makers; AND 3) drafting and presenting succinct written products to describe and summarize analyses and recommendations; OR

    A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.M. degree, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position; OR

    C. A combination of education and experience as listed above.

    You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that includes: 1) Basic knowledge of technology as it relates to future IT concepts; 2) initiating and performing objective qualitative and quantitative analysis of policy and/or issues to inform decision making; 3) developing and presenting recommendations to higher-level decision makers; 4) drafting and presenting succinct written products to describe and summarize analyses, policy options and implications, and recommendations; AND 5) developing strategies to improve the effectiveness of regulatory policies.

    You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that includes: 1) Knowledge of technology as it relates to future IT concepts; 2) initiating and performing objective qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex policy and/or issues to inform decision making; 3) developing and presenting recommendations to decision makers; 4) drafting and presenting both succinct and more in depth written products to describe and summarize complex analyses, policy options and implications, and recommendations; AND 5) independently developing and implementing strategies to improve the effectiveness of regulatory policies.

    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.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
    http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

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    DUTIES:

    As a Policy Analyst, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

    • Uses relevant analytic methods and plans to conduct and complete (independently and/or with other staff members), special analyses and studies required to support budget, legislative, and regulatory policymaking for information technology (IT), digital services, and information security programs and issues.
    • Reviews current policy performance, and security activities, challenges, and opportunities of federal nongovernment sectors to identify important material relevant to pending public policy, performance and security issues and suggests improvements in agency activities and policies.
    • Coordinates development and/or evaluation of complex budget, program, and legislative proposals.
    • Reviews pending and proposing budget actions, legislation and regulations on assigned topics and advises upper management of recommended actions.
    • Works with budget examining divisions on selected assignments to enhance budget formulation and execution.
    • Coordinates the work of other staff, interns and detailees; assumes technical supervision as required for in-house team events as well as interagency task forces and/or working groups.