Management Analyst (Policy)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Apr 17, 2021
Closes
Apr 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

THIS POSITION IS BEING RE-ADVERTISED TO SOLICIT ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS. APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED PREVIOUSLY NEED NOT REAPPLY UNLESS SUBMITTING UPDATED AND/OR MISSING INFORMATION.

NOTE: POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER BIE- 11046596-21-MMC . STATUS APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT.

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.

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.

The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Workforce Restructuring Career Transition website at: ( https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ ). CTAP/ICTAP documentation requirements are listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
  • Veterans , i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled) - ( https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide-for-hr-professionals/ )
  • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) - ( https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ )
  • Interagency Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) - ( https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ )
  • Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled - ( https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/ )

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.

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.

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


If you meet the minimum qualifications requirements for this position, your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your qualifications will be conducted to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within each of these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-preference eligible. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
  • Best Qualified: Applicants that possess all of the job related competencies identified as important for successful job performance.
  • Well Qualified: Applicants that possess a majority (i.e., more than half but not all) of the job related competencies needed for successful job performance.
  • Qualified: Applicants meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements but do not meet the definition of Best Qualified or Well Qualified as described above.
Indian Preference candidates not within reach on a Delegated Examining certificate of eligibles may be appointed using the Excepted Service Schedule A hiring authority.

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
    • 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.
  • 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.

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