Industry Analyst

Washington, D.C
Apr 30, 2021
May 06, 2021
Full Time


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This position is in the Bureau of Certification and Licensing (BCL). The incumbent is responsible for performing, under supervisory/technical guidance, research and analysis which is directly related to, and impacts, the BCL; and provides technical assistance to the public on office related inquiries.

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As an Industry Analyst, you will be responsible for:
  • Performing basic research and analysis; including collecting or developing data from open and internal sources and providing written analysis;
  • Reviewing and analyzing applications for licenses filed by Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI), which include investigation of applicants/qualifying individuals with regard to experience and character;
  • Providing technical support of the following functions and activities: Providing advice or guidance to the general public about program related issues including troubleshooting technical issues; establishing and maintaining relationships with various customers and stakeholders; processing applications in a primarily paperless environment; and utilizing software such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word to prepare, review documents, and manage application work load.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • A 1-year probationary period is required (unless already completed)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • May be required to obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • May be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
In addition to the above requirements, Status Candidates must meet the following by the close of the announcement:
  • For the GS-07 grade level: You must have been at the GS-05 for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

A. At least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service and which provided the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience may have been demonstrated by drafting written recommendations based on analyzing various documents such as interviews, questionnaires, corporate and legal documents, and/or publicly available information; assisting in the review of professional or tradesman license applications; providing customer service and assistance to the general public about program related matters and troubleshooting technical issues with online systems.


B. Completion of all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and meet one of the following requirements for Superior Academic Achievement: -A- You graduated in the upper third of the college, university or major subdivision such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration based on completed coursework; or -B- You have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded in the official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or -C- You have a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum (grade point averages are rounded to one decimal place); or -D- You have completed all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university plus election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (listed in the Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities). Note: You must submit a copy of your transcript, and documented proof of your class standing or honor society membership.


C. One full year (18 semester hours or equivalent) of graduate level study, or possess a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Examples include political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, law, statistics, communications, international business/finance, or in the humanities.


D. Less than the full amount of graduate education described in "B" and less than the amount of experience described in "C," but you have a combination of the type of education described in "B" and the type of experience described in "C." (Refer to the vacancy announcement for instructions on how to combine education and experience.)

The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

It is your responsibility to ensure your resume states complete information for each job entry. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year (MM/YYYY), and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume. If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.


Please refer to the qualifications section for information on education.

For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

Additional information

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Low-Risk background investigation.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • We may fill like positions within 12 months of the close of the announcement.
  • Federal employees are required to adhere to the 14 Principles of Ethical Conduct .
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume will result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas. Subject matter expert(s) may evaluate your resume to determine your technical qualifications for this position based on the specialized experience (under the qualifications section) and the competencies listed below.
    Technical Competence
  • Technology Application
  • Communication
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ), you must score an 80 or better to receive special selection priority.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancyquestion responses (eligibilities and occupational questionnaire), and 3.Submission of any required documents (below). Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or will not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.)


SF-50: Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a 1 and your "tenure" block should show a 1 or 2.).
  • Award SF-50s will not be accepted.
  • Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit an additional SF-50 showing this grade.
Performance Appraisal: Submit a copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating.
  • Initial and mid-year plans will not be accepted.
Non-Competitive Current/Former Federal employees: In addition to the SF-50 and Performance Appraisal identified above, submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which reflects your grade level and promotion potential.

For VRA Only:If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.

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. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, you must submit the following documents:
  • To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility including:
    • Agency notice,
    • SF-50 that reflects current grade,
    • SF-50 that reflect full performance level of the position, and
    • Your performance appraisal which must reflect "full successful" or equivalent).
  • Displaced District of Columbia Government, Department of Corrections employees will be eligible for priority consideration and competitive appointment (Public Law 105-274). Eligible candidates are not restricted by geographic location or grade level in jobs for which they apply. Documentary evidence is the same as stated above.
  • If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation (such as a statement of service) from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge.
  • Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.
If you are applying under a special hiring authority (such as: Schedule A persons with disabilities authority , Military Spouse authority ), submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.
  • Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing your eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).
  • Certain Family Members Eligible under E.O. 12721: Your most recent non-award SF-50 and performance appraisal.
  • Certain Military Spouses Eligible under E.O. 13473: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, that lists you as authorized to accompany the Military member to the new duty permanent station; OR verification of the member's 100% disability (VA Letter); and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty (DD-1300 and Death Certificate) AND verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage).
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION:Please refer to the Education section for additional information.

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