Sanctions Policy Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 21, 2021
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Sanction Policy and Implementation (SPI), a component of the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). As a Sanctions Policy Analyst, you will be implementing, administering, and evaluating aspects of the U.S. government's sanctions programs, ensuring that they are developed and implemented in a manner consistent with regulatory and statutory requirements and U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities.

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Responsibilities

As a Sanctions Policy Analyst, you will:

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Independently develop policy options, for consideration by Treasury officials, for using the authorities under which OFAC operates to address new and emerging threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.
  • Participate in defining policy options in the development of new sanctions programs.
  • Coordinate OFAC's activities in the implementation of sanctions legislation passed by Congress, the development of new Executive orders and regulatory programs and regulations to carry out new sanctions imposed by Congress or the President or to reflect amendments in U.S. foreign policy with respect to existing sanctions programs.
  • Monitor legislative activity relating to OFAC programs to ensure compliance with U.S. policy, and review and provide comments on legislative proposals affecting OFAC.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • Top Secret/SCI background investigation will be required

  • All new hires will be required to comply with federal ethics laws. A review of financial or other interests may be conducted to determine if they create any real or apparent conflict of interests with official Treasury duties.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
    • Experience with respect to U.S. economic sanctions or trade embargo programs administered by Treasury/OFAC. Examples of this experience could include but are not limited to: 1. Policy analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation of U.S. economic sanctions programs; AND/OR 2. Legal or policy aspects or international trade, international investments, and/or international financial transactions; AND
    • Experience with effective oral and written communication of substantive and technical sanctions issues. Examples of this experience could include but are not limited to legal or U.S. sanctions policy analysis, including writing for a professional audience, providing training or presentations explaining sanctions, regulations, or statutes.

    For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
    • Experience with respect to U.S. economic sanctions or trade embargo programs imposed by the President, U.S. national security, and/or foreign policy. Examples of this experience could include but are not limited to policy analysis, development, and/or implementation or evaluation of U.S. economic sanctions programs; AND
    • Experience with effective oral and written communication of technical sanctions issues such as legal or U.S. foreign policy analysis.

    For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
    • Experience reviewing U.S. economic sanctions or trade embargo programs imposed by the President, U.S. national security, and/or foreign policy. Examples of this experience could include but are not limited to assisting in the development of policy analysis and/or evaluation of U.S. economic sanctions programs; AND
    • Experience reviewing written communication of issues such as U.S. foreign policy analysis and sanctions.


    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Top Secret/SCI - Background Investigation will be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits


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

    Rating : Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Analytical, Leadership.
    This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply.
    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.

    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 be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package.

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

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