Management Analyst (Chief of Staff)

Washington, D.C
Jun 25, 2019
Jun 28, 2019
Analyst, Management
Full Time


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. For information about our bureau go to:

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BOEM's Office of Environmental Programs (OEP) is responsible for assessing the environmental impact of OCS development and providing guidance concerning the place, time, and nature of activities to be authorized. The Program informs decision-makers and the public about potential environmental impacts of OCS energy and mineral resource development, how to prevent or mitigate those impacts, and how to monitor impacts and measures for environmental protection.

Reporting to the Business Manager, the incumbent performs a broad range of administrative functions supporting the day-to-day operations of OEP. This position also serves as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Environmental Officer (CEO) in OEP. The incumbent focuses on developing and maintaining productive relationships with other organizational elements of the Bureau, Department, officials from other branches of the Federal Government, and officials of State, local and Tribal governments. The role of the incumbent is that of an advisor in policy, determining issues and related matters of a confidential nature.

Major Duties : ( The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position.)

At the full performance level of GS-14, the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

(1) Serve as the principal advisor to the Chief Environmental Officer and Business Manager on a wide variety of strategic objectives and operational issues essential to organizational effectiveness and success in achieving OEP's mission.

(2) Provide advice, guidance and support on cross-functional initiatives, policies and procedures, organizational priorities, and management and internal controls.

(3) Establish and oversee the OEP Training Program.

(4) Respond to external and internal data calls.

(5) Review and draft correspondence and reports for the CEO and Business Manager, ensuring that information is technically correct and of high quality.

(6) Provide advice, prioritize activities and make decisions on the CEO's external and internal schedules including overall coordination of meetings and travel.

(7) Help develop and implement new procedures to improve operational effectiveness.

(8) Represent the Business Manager, CEO, Bureau or Department at meetings and conferences related to administrative and environmental issues.

BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework (within the local commuting area) and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Range Information:

GS-13: $99,172-$128,920 per annum.

*First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See .

Security Clearance Required: You will be required to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Background Investigation if you are selected and hired for this position.


Minimum Qualification Requirements :

To qualify for this position you must meet the specialized experience.

Specialized Experience

To qualify at the GS-13 level, you must have at least one FULL year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience is that which equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as:
  • Experience independently supporting Senior Executive level management in carrying out duties and providing authoritative advice to executive level management, staff and/or leadership on special projects;
  • Experience briefing management officials on matters concerning new business processes;
  • Experience performing or reviewing diverse analytical and evaluative studies involving agency programs;
  • Experience drafting technical documents in conformance with organizational policy; and
  • Experience managing training, internal controls, financial assistance or procurement processes.

  • Must meet all five.

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website:

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


    Education may not be substituted for experience at the GS-13 level.

    Additional information

    Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.

    Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.

    The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

    Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

    NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.

    A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
    • Initiative - Considers and adapts to new information, and/or anticipates and overcomes obstacles; works independently or with others to generate and evaluate ideas and different ways of accomplishing goals; learns adaptively from experience and mistakes.
    • Gather and Analyze Data - Collects, objectively evaluates, and integrates information from various sources relevant to problem or issue; applies skill and critical thinking to interpret and apply relevant data and information.
    • Written Communication - Writes and presents in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience; expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information.
    • Oral Communication - Ability to communicate verbally in formal and informal settings regarding complex technical topics.
    • Teamwork - Works cooperatively with others to accomplish objectives to build and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships, leverage information, and achieve results. Fosters an environment that emphasizes knowledge sharing, shared vision, and group participation.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at

    Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) Your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station; and a past SF-50 showing your highest FPL position; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA; (6) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority;(7) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.

    NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility under VEOA or VRA, must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable); OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 10% or more).

    NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility based on 30% or more service connected disability, you are required to submit documentation that is indicated on the SF-15 as acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 30% or more.

    You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education - accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: OR .

    If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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