Policy Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 16, 2021
Closes
Sep 24, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located at Departmental Offices,Management CFO-Cares Act Operations. As a Policy Advisor, you will be responsible for leading the Department's implementation of economic relief and recovery programs, including nearly $420 billion in programs from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This position serves as a Policy Advisor for ORP.

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Responsibilities

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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.

As a Policy Advisor, you will:
-Draft memoranda to senior Treasury officials, present the issues raised by particular policy, outreach, and operational choices, and recommend courses of action
-Brief and advise senior Treasury officials and providing pertinent information for decision making on potentially controversial policy issues.
-Lead and conduct policy review and analysis of a complex, highly sensitive nature on specific cases.
-Work closely with other ORP staff, Treasury legal counsel and other Treasury program offices, other agencies, and parties to transactions, to ensure timely resolution of issue
-Provide authoritative advice, analytical support, and recommendations on key mission-critical policy issues.

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
  • Public Trust 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 (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service, public or other private sectors. Specialized experience includes experience with 3 or more of the following:
    -Developing written analyses or memoranda for senior officials regarding the economic, financial, legal, or policy issues and recommending courses of action; OR
    -Experience preparing written products such as tables, memoranda or reports and communicating the analytical findings of research; OR
    -Creating policy implementation plans based on legislative and regulatory guidelines; OR
    -Preparing analysis or responses to inquiries from private companies, interested parties, governmental authorities, or members of the public.

    Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, public or other private sectors. Specialized experience includes experience with 2 or more of the following:
    -Developing written analyses or memoranda for senior officials regarding the economic, financial, legal, or policy issues and recommending courses of action; OR
    -Experience preparing written products such as tables, memoranda or reports and communicating the analytical findings of research; OR
    -Creating policy implementation plans based on legislative and regulatory guidelines; OR
    -Preparing analysis or responses to inquiries from private companies, interested parties, governmental authorities, or members of the public.

    Specialized experience for the GS-12: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, public or other private sectors. Specialized experience includes experience with 2 or more of the following:

    -Experience preparing written products such as tables, memoranda or reports and communicating the analytical findings of research; OR
    -Creating policy implementation plans based on legislative and regulatory guidelines; OR
    -Preparing analysis or responses to inquiries from private companies, interested parties, governmental authorities, or members of the public.


    Education

    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.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • We may offer opportunities for telework.
    • We may offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year trial period may be required.
    • Public Trust - 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.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Ten 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.

    Rating : Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Specialized Experience. 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. Your application may be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert.

    This is an open continuous announcement. The open period is 3 months. Applications will be reviewed on the established cut dates: 07/29/2021, 08/12/21, 08/26/2021, 09/09/21, 09/23/2021, and at the closing date.
    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
    Not Required

    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 .

    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.

    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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