Program Analyst/Policy Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 11, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Financial Services Directorate, Chief Operating Officer.

The position description number for this position is 413380.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocations expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The incumbent serves as a Program Analyst under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, providing program policy and documentation support, including policy analysis, development and implementation. The analyst will prepare and update policy as it relates to budgetary and financial activities, functions and systems of the Library, including, budgetary and accounting standards; budget preparation; allotment of funds; control of expenditures; disbursement, collection, and investment of funds; accounts payable; purchase and travel card program management; financial administration of grants; financial data management; and financial reporting.

Collects quantitative and qualitative data and other information to assess issues and develop solutions. Analyzes current and proposed policy, regulations, and directives, and monitors the effect these policies and procedures have on the organization. Proposes approaches to solving identified issues. Uses a variety of tools and methods to forecast possible policy outcomes. Develops and maintains financial policies, procedures, and other documentation such as standard operating procedures, positions descriptions, and workflows for FSD (Financial Services Directorate) and the Library in support of FSD's mission, goals and objectives.

Works in collaboration with subject matter experts to document new, existing and reengineered business processes as needed.

Analyzes risk management and internal controls collaboratively to document changes in existing policy to support new or revised risk mitigation, internal controls, response, and recovery activities.

Monitors the implementation and compliance of policies to determine effectiveness, and identifies solutions to improve policy adoption and compliance. Develops and maintains financial policies, procedures, and documentation for FSD and the Library in support of FSD's mission, goals and objectives.

Builds and maintains relationships with Library stakeholders both internal and external to FSD. Prepares documents, briefings and speaking points as it relates to matters of policy. Coordinates the development of clear and strategic policy messages. Collaborates with stakeholders to capture and consolidate policy and key procedural related documentation.

Updates and maintains policy and messaging on FSD's intranet sites, and liaisons closely with the Office of the General Counsel to ensure pertinent LCRs and LCDs are reviewed for appropriateness and issued on the Library's Rules & Regulations intranet site. Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.

Works to implement and maintain knowledge management initiatives such as the introduction of knowledge and collaboration tools across the directorate. Documents and promulgates standard operating procedures, process documentation, and other guidelines for use and storage of data within knowledge management initiatives and other special projects.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to develop financial policy and guidelines.**

Ability to identify and analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions.**

Knowledge of Federal financial management regulations, laws, policies and procedures.**

Ability to plan and manage programs.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion.

Ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals from a variety of backgrounds in order to provide consultation or liaison services.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview.

The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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