Management Analyst (Policy)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 13, 2021
Closes
Jan 20, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the Div of Planning & Research, Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). As a Management Analyst (Policy) you will be responsible for performing research, analysis, development, management, coordination, control and implementation of BIE policies, standards and procedures related to American Indian education.
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Responsibilities

As a Management Analyst (Policy) GS-0343-13/14, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
  • Identify and develop policies and procedures relating to Indian education programs.
  • Research and analysis of legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as policy history, related to the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) program(s).
  • Provide guidance and assistance to Director and Chief of Staff, Interior Affairs, and Department of the Interior (DOI) subject matter experts regarding the analysis of Bureau of Indian Education policy needs and develop policies for their programs.
  • Prepare briefing materials and reports for the Director, senior leaders, and program officials using education and policy statistics and data.
  • Review, track, and facilitate the clearance of policy documents, including their distribution and use.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED
  • BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES
  • APPOINTMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO A 2 YR TRIAL OR 1 YR PROBATIONARY PERIOD
  • APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE
  • VALID STATE-ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSE IS REQUIRED
  • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE PAID
  • A STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT MAY BE AUTHORIZED
  • RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE MAY BE PAID WITH A SIGNED AGREEMENT
  • RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE PAID WITH A SIGNED AGREEMENT
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR MALES BORN AFTER 12/31/1959


Qualifications

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards . For this position, they are listed below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 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. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

GS-13:
One (1) year of specialized experience that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service that includes: Evaluate and/or provide guidance on the content of new or modified legislation for projected impact upon the agency's programs; Lead detailed analysis of documents within legal framework and/or department context; Lead legal research and apply legal mandates; Develop policy and procedures that impact the way programs are carried out; Experience in interpreting and/or applying Federal regulations, policies, bulletins, directives, Government standards and their relationship to Indian Affairs and/or Bureau of Indian Education programs; Interpret a wide range of legislation, court decisions, and/or precedents applicable to the operation and implementation of programs; Write clearly, succinctly and draft documents that comply with legal frameworks; Express thoughts clearly, concisely, with technical accuracy, and in logical sequence; Clearly communicate progress and any issues; Manage paper records and electronic databases in accordance with Federal Records Act or departmental requirements; Use software such as Microsoft Office suite and/or MS Project Management; Prepare and analysis of spreadsheets, graphics, word processing, databases, and/or project management; Prepare briefing materials and reports.

GS-14: One (1) year of specialized experience that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service that includes: Evaluate and provide guidance on the content of new or modified legislation for projected impact upon the agency's programs or resources; Conduct detailed analysis of documents within legal framework and department context; Conduct legal research and apply legal mandates; Develop policy and procedures that impact the way programs are carried out; Comprehensive knowledge of Federal regulations, policies, bulletins, directives, Government standards, Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education programs and their relationship with other related programs that are external (e.g. Tribes, Department of Education); Experience in interpreting and applying a wide range of legislation, court decisions, and precedents applicable to the operation and implementation of programs; Write clearly, succinctly and draft documents that comply with legal frameworks and documentary hierarchies; Express thoughts clearly, concisely, with technical accuracy, and in logical sequence; Clearly communicate progress and any issues; Manage paper records and electronic databases in accordance with Federal Records Act and Departmental requirements; Use software such as Microsoft Office suite and/or MS Project Management; Prepare and analysis of spreadsheets, graphics, word processing, databases, and project management; Prepare briefing materials and reports.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In addition to the minimum requirements, the following requirement is determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience (at the next lower grade level in the Federal Civilian service or equivalent) working for Congress, Tribes, national Native non-profit organizations and/or the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs to ensure proper understanding of needed national-level policy reforms to improve Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) customer services to its schools and students.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year (52 weeks) of service at the next lower grade level.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement at this grade level. Therefore, no transcripts are required.

Additional information

CTAP/ICTAP: Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan ( CTAP ) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position:
a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b);
b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration);
c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL;
d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area;
e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area;
f) Well-qualified ICTAP applicants in the local commuting area;
g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.);
h) To be considered well-qualified , a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) 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.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service .

The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are suitable scheduled, situational and for emergency telework.

STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 (Member Copy 4) for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, click here.

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

NOTE: Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.

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):
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Reading
  • Research


Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies required by the position. Do not provide a separate written narrative statement to the specialized experience in your resume. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and competencies. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.

If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy. If your resume includes copy & paste or narrative responses instead of job duties performed, it could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Yourresume (must be current/updated and include the following):
  • Work Experience:
    • Position title (Include Title/Series/Grade if current/prior Federal employee)
    • Dates of employment (include month/year)
    • Hours worked per week
    • Salary
    • Current supervisor's name and telephone number
    • Duties (Please be specific and include any accomplishments)
    • Education
    • References (include complete name and telephone number)
      • Must be employer references for the last years of employment.
  • 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)
  • DD-214 (member copy 4), SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistance 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.)?
  • College transcript(s): Copy of undergraduate education transcripts. Unofficial college transcripts are acceptable but official college transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
  • OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment) sign and dated: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OF0306.pdf
  • Indian Children Protection Requirements: https://bie.edu/cs/groups/xbie/documents/collection/idc012837.pdf
  • Cover Letter, optional
NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.

DRIVING REQUIREMENT (Required only at time of appointment):
Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Education.

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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