POLICY ANALYST (Public Health)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 29, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The position is located in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), National Opioids and Synthetics Coordination Group (NOSCG). ONDCP's mission is to develop, implement and sustain the President's agenda regarding trafficking and use of illicit drugs and misuse and abuse of prescription drugs through its National Drug Control Strategy (NDCS).

*If you are a status candidate, please apply to announcement #ONDCP-20-01-KJ-MP.

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Responsibilities

Policy Analysts (Public Health) are responsible for understanding and managing diverse and broad-in-scope subject matters implemented in a variety of policy documents for which ONDCP has responsibility. The incumbent reports to the Assistant Director, NOSCG, and receives guidance and oversight from the Staff Director, NOSCG. The incumbent works closely with senior policy analysts on staff as well as subordinate offices performing a wide range of assignments.

As a POLICY ANALYST (Public Health), GS-0301-13, your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Serves as a trusted advisor on a broad spectrum of organizational, managerial and technical issues
  • Provides support and assistance to ONDCP in the development, modification and implementation of substance use policies, programs and practices to place greater emphasis on prevention, treatment and recovery
  • Works to expand the availability of evidence-based drug treatment leading to long-term recovery for those suffering from substance use disorder
  • Provides ONDCP leadership with briefings and information regarding intervention of the use of illicit substances to increase understanding of the funding and program nexus between Federal, State, Tribal, and community-level prevention and treatment efforts
  • Drafts, edits, and reviews substantive policy documents for distribution throughout ONDCP and before usage by external constituencies.
  • Researches, develops and writes a wide variety of materials on issues affecting the agency mission and on proposed initiatives. Conducts short-term feasibility studies, develops general plans to coordinate work to be undertaken and prepares broad position papers to define objectives, ensuring consistency with ONDCP policies and objectives and monitors results and progress achieved.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

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.
  • 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.


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: 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-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 demonstrates your 1) thorough knowledge of the public health aspects of drug abuse needed to implement national and international programs aimed at preventing licit and illicit drug use/abuse and treating substance use disorder 2) effective written and oral communication skills needed to organize and present complex analyses and issues pertaining to areas of expertise, and to present coherent products specifically designed to influence decision-making 3) ability to maintain effective, cooperative and amicable professional working relationships

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

Additional information

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 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):

Administration and Management, Oral Communication, Planning and Evaluating, and Writing

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 that 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 that 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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