POLICY ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 17, 2020
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

*If you are a non-status candidate, please apply to Announcement #OMB-20-46-KJ-DE.

**Notice: 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.
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Responsibilities

As a POLICY ANALYST, GS-0301-11/12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

Policy analysts within the Privacy Branch are the core source of expertise on matters affecting privacy in the government's creation, collection, use, processing, storage, maintenance, dissemination, disclosure, and disposal of information about individuals. Policy analysts are responsible for:
    • Developing and drafting government-wide guidance documents to interpret law and establish privacy policies, and supporting agencies in the implementation of such guidance.
    • Reviewing and evaluating agency privacy programs, including privacy program plans, breach response plans, privacy policies, and Privacy Act documentation (e.g., system of records notices, matching notices, Privacy Act statements, Privacy Act implementation and exemption regulations).
    • Reviewing and analyzing agency regulatory initiatives, information collections, and other policy initiatives that impact individual privacy in the collection, creation, use, sharing, processing, dissemination, storage, and disposition of information about people
    • Reviewing, analyzing, developing, and monitoring legislative and policy proposals and testimony that implicate privacy.
    • Coordinating agency and OMB positions on privacy and related information policy issues, including records management and access to government information.
    • Developing recommendations for higher-level decision makers.
    • Drafting and presenting written products to describe and summarize analysis and recommendations.
    • Providing critical feedback and recommendations to OIRA and OMB leadership regarding policy positions on national-level directives and policy statements with privacy implications.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).


Qualifications

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.

AND

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

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 demonstrates experience in identifying and analyzing matters affecting privacy in the creation, collection, use, processing, storage, maintenance, dissemination, disclosure, and disposal of information about individuals.

Such experience must include: 1) identifying privacy implications in legislation, regulation, policy, and agency practices; 2) initiating and performing objective analysis of laws, regulations, policies, and/or of privacy issues to inform decision making; 3) development of recommendations to higher-level decision makers; AND 4) drafting and presenting succinct written products to describe and summarize analysis 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. 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-12 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or private sector that demonstrates experience in identifying and analyzing matters affecting privacy in the creation, collection, use, processing, storage, maintenance, dissemination, disclosure, and disposal of information about individuals.

Such experience must include: 1) identifying privacy implications in legislation, regulation, policy, and agency practices; 2) initiating and independently performing objective analysis of complex laws, regulations, policies, and/or of privacy issues to inform decision making; 3) development and presentation of recommendations to higher-level decision makers; 4) independently drafting and presenting succinct written products to describe and summarize complex analysis, policy options and implications, and recommendations; AND 5) developing strategies to improve the effectiveness of privacy policies and practices.

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

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or private sector that demonstrates experience in identifying and analyzing matters affecting privacy in the creation, collection, use, processing, storage, maintenance, dissemination, disclosure, and disposal of information about individuals.

Such experience must include: 1) identifying privacy implications in legislation, regulation, policy, and agency practices; 2) initiating and independently performing objective analysis of complex laws, regulations, policies, and/or of privacy issues to inform decision making; 3) leading the development and presentation of recommendations to higher-level decision makers; 4) independently drafting and presenting both succinct and more in-depth written products to describe and summarize complex analysis, policy options and implications, and recommendations for audiences with differing levels of expertise; AND 5) independently developing and implementing strategies to improve the effectiveness of privacy policies and practices.

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.

Education

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

Additional information

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.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

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

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Person with Disabilities - Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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):

Analysis, Information Policy, Oral Communication, Privacy, and Written Communication

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College transcript(s), if the position has an education requirement or if you are utilizing education as part of your qualifications.
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service). Please do not submit an Award SF-50 as it does not identify all the required information needed for eligibility verification.
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities. DD-214 must be a Member 4 or Service 2 copy which reflects the type of discharge/character of service.
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistant Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.


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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