Sanctions Regulations Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 10, 2019
Closes
Oct 13, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Sanctions Regulations Advisor serves under the direction of the Assistant Director, Regulatory Affairs (AD RA), in the Office of the Associate Director, Program Policy and Implementation (AD PPI); a component of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Work closely with policy advisors and coordinate OFAC's activities in development of new regulatory programs and regulations to carry out new sanctions issued by the President or imposed by Congress or to reflect amendments in U.S. foreign policy with respect to existing sanctions programs.
  • Identify issues relating to regulatory control, such as policy, licensing, compliance, enforcement, and legal issues, and coordinates with policy advisors and other OFAC offices responsible for these issues to improve success of regulatory objectives and to resolve problems, including making appropriate recommendations for regulatory modifications.
  • Conduct frequent contacts with representatives of corporations, financial institutions, trade organizations and members of the public regarding regulatory implementation of OFAC sanctions.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals


This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 15-DO-562. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

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.

Qualifications

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

Specialized experience for the 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 ALL of the following:

- Experience with respect to U.S. economic sanctions programs. An example of this could include but is not limited to: ensuring a financial institutions or corporations compliance with economic sanctions; advising clients on sanctions compliance; assisting a team in developing sanctions policy or regulations; enforcing sanctions; reviewing license applications and issuing licenses for sanctioned transactions; researching individuals or entities to assess their sanctions compliance; or advising financial institutions and the public regarding regulatory implementation of sanctions.
- Experience with respect to legal or regulatory writing, including writing for a professional audience. An example of this could include but is not limited to: assisting a team in creating written analysis of regulations, statutes or case law; preparing policy papers; or drafting regulations.
- Experience with effective oral communication of substantive and technical issues. An example of this could include but is not limited to: providing training or presentations explaining sanctions, regulations, or statutes.

Specialized experience for the 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:

- Experience with respect to U.S. economic sanctions. An example of this could include but is not limited to assisting a team in ensuring a financial institutions or corporations compliance with economic sanctions; providing advice to clients on sanctions compliance; researching individuals to assess their sanctions compliance; or advising financial institutions or the public regarding regulatory implementation of sanctions.
- Experience with effective oral communication. An example of this could include but is not limited to: providing training on sanctions, regulations, or similar material.



Specialized experience for the 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:

- Experience with concepts and principles of U.S. economic sanctions. An example of this could include but is not limited to: Assisting in research or training on economic sanctions, working in a compliance role in the private sector; assisting in advising clients, financial institutions, or the public on sanctions compliance; or assisting in researching individuals or entities to make recommendations on whether or not they meet compliance.

Education

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical and Analytical Skills. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B, or C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

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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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

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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