POLICY ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 20, 2020
Closes
Nov 27, 2020
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

*If you are a status applicant, please apply under Announcement #OMB-20-52-KJ-MP.

**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

OIRA's review of agency draft proposed and final regulations submitted to OIRA include the evaluation of the economic, scientific, privacy, and legal aspects of regulatory actions related to public health, healthcare, occupational safety, transportation safety, homeland security, labor, energy, environment, housing, immigration, and civil rights, tax, financial, education, and small business policy under Executive Order 12866 and related authorities. In addition, OIRA approves Government collections of information from the public under the Paperwork Reduction Act, and oversees the implementation of Government-wide policies in the areas of information policy, privacy, and statistical policy.

As a POLICY ANALYST, GS-0301-12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Conducting analysis of regulations and/or regulatory policy to identify significant economic, scientific, privacy, and legal issues, with emphasis on regulatory costs and benefits, and alternative regulatory approaches.
  • Reviewing Information Collection Requests pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act to ensure that agency collections of information meet all of the requirements of the Act.
  • Reviewing Privacy Act documentation (e.g., system of records notices, matching notices, Privacy Act statements, Privacy Act implementation and exemption regulations) to ensure compliance with legal and policy requirements and to evaluate the probable or potential effect of proposals on the privacy rights of individuals.
  • Developing recommendations for higher-level decision makers.
  • Drafting and presenting succinct written products to describe and summarize analysis and recommendations.
  • Reviewing and interpreting pertinent subject-related directives, proposed legislation, and policy documents to identify expected impacts and conducting analysis and studies of their implications and alternatives.
  • Providing critical feedback and recommendations to OIRA and OMB leadership regarding policy positions on national-level regulatory, privacy, and information collection strategic directives and policy statements.
  • Being a key member of a team developing government-wide standards in regulatory and information policy, including subject-related directives, proposed legislation, and policy documents associated with the intersection between data, information, evidence, and decision making.
  • These duties require the use of economic, scientific, statistical, privacy and other quantitative or analytical methods.


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.


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.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a Selective Placement Factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is: This position requires the incumbent to demonstrate experience in at least one of the following technical policy areas: regulatory policy; privacy policy/regulations; environmental, energy or natural resources regulations; transportation, immigration, national security or housing regulations; financial, banking, consumer protection or tax regulations; or food, health, and labor regulations. Please ensure your resume clearly demonstrates experience in at least one of the technical policy areas.

AND

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of specialized experience are:

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

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or private sector that demonstrates experience conducting analysis of regulations/or regulatory policy to identify economic, scientific and legal issues, with emphasis on regulatory costs and benefits, and alternative regulatory approaches OR experience analyzing agency privacy regulations, System of Records Notices, Computer Matching Agreements, regulatory and information policies for which privacy and information management are significant components, and legislative and policy proposals that implicate privacy.

Such experience must include: 1) initiating and performing objective qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex regulations and/or of 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 analysis, 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:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or private sector that demonstrates experience in conducting analysis of regulations or of regulatory policy to identify economic, scientific and legal issues, with an emphasis on regulatory costs and benefits, and alternative regulatory approaches OR experience analyzing agency privacy regulations, System of Records Notices, Computer Matching Agreements, regulatory and information policies for which privacy and information management are significant components, and legislative and policy proposals that implicate privacy.

Such experience must include: 1) initiating and performing objective qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex regulations/or policies and/or of 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 analysis, 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 program (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

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.

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 .

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 résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé 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).

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.
  • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member 4 or Service 2 Copy which reflects the type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
  • 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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