Senior Policy Analyst

Washington D.C.
Mar 26, 2019
Mar 26, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Some Travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered. To view FAQs regarding PCS, copy and paste the following link in your web browser:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest
  • or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • Responses to questions must be supported in your resume.
  • This position falls under the group coverage qualification standards for Administrative and Management positions there is no Individual Occupation Requirement for this position.

    In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement. Please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-13) of the position to be filled.  

    For GS-14: One year of specialized experience at the GS-13.  Specialized experience at the GS-13 or equivalent level is experience dealing with legislative and budget issues, analyzing program effectiveness and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and high-level organization policy, procedures, processes. Specialized experience also entails managing regulatory matters, especially rulemaking, and working with various types of various subject matter experts to: (i) evaluate the legal and administrative issues associated with promulgating a regulation and (ii) write and analyze regulatory documents pertaining to programs that manage the development of lands, renewable energy, fluid minerals, and/or solid minerals administered by the Federal Government. In addition, experience in supporting program managers and leads by facilitating, tracking and responding to requests from offices such as the Government Accountability Office and Office of Inspector General. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 and above grade levels.

    You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.  

    Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

    There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at this grade level.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

    CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.

    May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
    BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

    Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

    The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

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

    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

    KSA 1 : Skill and experience in analyzing and evaluating the content of new or emerging information, knowledge, discoveries, or public policies.

    KSA 2: Skill in effectively communicating highly complex technical material and/or issues that may be controversial, to a non-technical audience.

    KSA 3: Skill in exercising judgment in all phases of analysis, from sorting and identifying important problems when dealing with voluminous amounts of information to identifying feasible options or alternate proposals and anticipating policy consequences.

    KSA 4: Skill in effective written communication to organize ideas and present findings in a logical manner and to prepare material such as briefing papers, correspondence, presentations, etc.

    KSA 5: Knowledge and experience in the executive and legislative decision-making process.

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    Drug test required No

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