POLICY ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
May 23, 2019
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • 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
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

    You may qualify at the GS-09 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that includes conducting analyses of environmental, energy or natural resources regulations and/or regulatory policy to identify economic, scientific and legal issues, with emphasis on regulatory costs and benefits, and alternative regulatory approaches. Such experience must include: 1) assisting in the objective qualitative and quantitative analyses of energy, natural resources or environmental policy and/or economic issues to inform decision-making; 2) assisting in the development of recommendations to higher-level decision makers; AND 3) drafting succinct written products to describe and summarize analyses and recommendations; OR

    B. A master's or equivalent graduate degree in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.B. or J.D 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-11 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that includes conducting analyses of environmental, energy or natural resources regulations and/or regulatory policy to identify economic, scientific and legal issues, with emphasis on regulatory costs and benefits, and alternative regulatory approaches. Such experience must include: 1) initiating and performing objective qualitative and quantitative analyses of energy, natural resources or environmental policy and/or economic 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

    B. 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; OR

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

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

    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or private sector that that includes conducting analyses of environmental, energy or natural resources regulations and/or regulatory policy to identify economic, scientific and legal issues, with emphasis on regulatory costs and benefits, and alternative regulatory approaches. Such experience must include: 1) initiating and performing objective qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex energy, natural resources or environmental policy and/or economic issues to inform decision making; 2) development and presentation of recommendations to higher-level decision makers; 3) independently drafting and presenting succinct written products to describe and summarize complex analyses, policy options and implications, and recommendations; AND 4) developing strategies to improve the effectiveness of regulatory policies.

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

    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or private sector that that includes conducting analyses of environmental, energy or natural resources regulations and/or regulatory policy to identify economic, scientific and legal issues, with an emphasis on regulatory costs and benefits, and alternative regulatory approaches. Such experience must include: 1) initiating and performing objective qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex energy, natural resources or environmental policy and/or economic issues to inform decision making; 2) leading the development and presentation of recommendations to higher-level decision makers; 3) independently drafting and presenting both succinct and more in-depth written products to describe and summarize complex analyses, policy options and implications, and recommendations for audiences with differing levels of expertise; AND 4) 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

    OMB Diversity and Inclusion Statement: OMB is committed to creating a multicultural and supportive work environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the organization.

    Condition of Employment

    OMB Financial Disclosure: This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) (OGE Form 278 SES) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with OMB. Providing this information will be an annual requirement.

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

    Active Duty Military Members MAY apply under this announcement due to the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act. You must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions along with your application for Federal employment. A certification is a document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date of application. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs & Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement: http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/index.cfm

    Employment Information Resources - Resource Center: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application.

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

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Cost Benefit Analysis, Economics, Oral Communications, and Written Communications

    The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

    Read more Security clearance Not Required

    Drug test required Yes


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