Policy Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 16, 2017
Closes
Oct 24, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of Investment Security, in the International Affairs (IA) office of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, fulfills Treasury’s statutory responsibilities as chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which has the authority to review the national security effects of foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses. The office leads and coordinates the review by sixteen Executive Branch departments and White House offices of each transaction notified to CFIUS.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
  • The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized experience: For GS-14 you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience as a team lead, senior analyst or similar supervisory role in ALL of the following:
    • conducting market, financial, or economic analyses of issues across a range of financial products and activities and relating them to public policy (e.g. due diligence, risk exposure, detailed credit analysis, market analysis); AND
    • communicating results of research and analysis and making policy recommendations to senior decision makers; AND
    • At least ONE of the following: 1) a range of international financial and investment policy issues; OR 2) conducting specialized analyses of foreign direct investment to identify economic and national security risks.
    Specialized experience: For GS-13 you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes ALL of the following:
    • conducting market, financial, or economic analyses of issues across a range of financial products and activities and relating them to public policy (e.g. due diligence, risk exposure, detailed credit analysis, market analysis); AND
    • communicating results of research and analysis and making policy recommendations to senior decision makers; AND
    • At least ONE of the following: 1) a range of international financial and investment policy issues; OR 2) conducting analyses of foreign direct investment to identify economic and national security risks.
    Specialized experience: For GS-12 you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes ALL of the following:
    • conducting market, financial, or economic analyses (e.g. due diligence, risk exposure, detailed credit analysis, market analysis) regarding issues across a range of financial products and activities; AND
    • experience with a range of international financial and investment policy issues to identify economic and national security risks; AND
    • communicating results of research and analysis to senior decision makers.


    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    - A recruitment incentive may be offered.
    - Student loan repayment may be offered.
    - We may offer opportunities for telework.
    - We may offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    - File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on, if necessary.
    - Undergo an income tax verification, if necessary.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Rating: You must submit a resume and, if you wish, a cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position. Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements described above will be ranked by a subject matter expert based on the extent to which they demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Be sure the information you provide in your resume and/or cover letter describes all of your relevant duties and accomplishments related to the KSAs. Failure to do so may result in a lower score than you would otherwise receive.
    Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:

    Evaluation Criteria 1: Skill in the analytical methods of international finance, economics and policy analysis (e.g. public policy or corporate strategy) including but not limited to: specific corporate mergers and acquisitions, financial analysis of particular events, and analysis of specific international investment policy or legal actions. Experience formulating policy/strategy recommendations in the above topic areas.

    Evaluation Criteria 2: Skill in the relevant substantive issue areas of analyzing and evaluating national security risks related to specific financial transactions, including but not limited to: foreign direct investment, sanctions, money laundering and transnational crime.

    Evaluation Criteria 3: Oral and written communication skills evidenced by the ability to deliver clear, concise, and accurate written and verbal factual and analytical presentations to a variety of audiences, as a speaker or in a primary role.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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