Supervisory Policy Analyst

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Closes
Oct 21, 2020
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives and affiliated Islanders.
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Responsibilities

This position is in the Office of Policy Analysis (OPA), which reports to the Assistant Secretary-Policy, Management and Budget (AS-PMB) located in Washington DC. The OPA assists the AS-PMB in formulating, developing, analyzing, evaluating, and executing the departments policies, evaluating departmental programs, developing new programs and conducting economic analysis of natural and environmental resource issues.
  • Works as a senior member of a staff of policy and program analysts furnishing policy and program analysis to the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary and the Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management and Budget. Participates in and is responsible for analysis of major program and policy issues; analysis of the effectiveness of existing and proposed policies and programs; and development of methodology and technical guidance for policy, and program analysis to ensure that the underlying information and analysis is sound, complete and of the highest quality.
  • Reviews significant regulations proposed or under consideration by DOI bureaus and other Federal agencies to determine significant impact on DOI's mandates, programs, and policies. Reviews reports to Congress and the public prepared by bureaus and other agencies.
  • Participates, and often takes the lead, in the preparation and review of briefing or decision documents and reports that develop the information necessary to make Secretarial decision(s). Advises the Deputy Director; the Director, Office of Policy Analysis; and the Deputy Assistant Secretary - Policy regarding 1) quality of the documents and analysis; 2) need for further information and analysis; and 3) policy recommendations. Participates in special studies needed to improve quality of briefing and decision documents. Coordinates inter-bureau efforts to prepare and improve such documents.
  • Assists in, and often leads, the conduct of policy and program analysis related to natural resource and environmental issues, development of legislative proposals, review of legislation under consideration by the Congress, and related testimony; review of significant regulations proposed or under consideration by DOI bureaus and other Federal agencies if they might have significant impacts on DOI's mandates, programs, and policies; review of reports to Congress and the public prepared by bureaus and other agencies; and review of controlled correspondence. Advises the Deputy Director and Director, Office of Policy Analysis; the Deputy Assistant Secretary - Policy; and the Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management and Budget on issues related to any of the above areas, as assigned.
  • Maintains knowledge of programs, and of legislative, policy and budgetary program developments in assigned bureau(s) and in other bureaus, as required.
  • OS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework on an ad-hoc basis with supervisor approval.

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

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    Yes

    Promotion Potential
    14

    Requirements

    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 http://www.sss.gov/.


    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualification Requirements:

    To qualify for this position, you must meet the Specialized Experience for the series/grade to which you are applying.

    Specialized Experience GS-14

    To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that 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 work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience (1) providing leadership and guidance in support of organization goals; (2) Experience leading studies of complex environmental and cultural programs that involve competing interests among internal and external groups; (3)Experience working collaboratively across functional and organizational (federal, state, local, and tribal) lines, internally and externally, in developing and implementing federal policies; (4) knowledge of and demonstrated competency in the application and implementation of environmental and cultural laws, regulations, policies, and programs. Must Meet All.

    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: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

    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

    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:
    1. Leadership- Inspires, motivates and guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches, mentors, and challenges subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for the individual by applying these values to daily behaviors.
    2. Analytical- Ability to collect, analyze and interpretant information or data.
    3. Organizational Awareness-Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.
    4. Writing- Knowledge of the principles and methods of web technologies, tools, and delivery systems, including web security, privacy policy practices, and user interface issues.
    5. Project Management - Applies principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating, and managing projects and resources, including technical performance.

    DUE WEIGHT
    Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.

    If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.

    To preview the assessment questionnaire click: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10933543

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

    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
    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume

    Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) SF-50's showing (1) your highest FPL, and (2) most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station. Please note that all SF-50's submitted must show that you are a status candidate or eligible under this announcement. Please refer to the eligibility in the online questionnaire for more information; (3) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (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: https://www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR http://www.boem.gov/USAJobs-Assistance/ .

    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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