Policy Analyst (Detailee)

Washington, D.C
Oct 16, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


This position would be an excellent fit for a candidate interested in policy analysis, the Federal regulatory process, administrative law, international regulatory cooperation, and learning how OMB and the White House develop and implement Government-wide policies to meet both statutory and policy objectives. The position requires a self-starter and someone who can manage multiple projects and provides many opportunities to meet and work with Federal decision makers on a multitude of projects.

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****A Detailee is an employee of a United States government agency on assignment or loan so applicant MUST BE A CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEE TO BE CONSIDERED. All other applicants will NOT be considered*****

There will be significant flexibility for the candidate to work with OIRA policy analysts, economists, statisticians, and OIRA leadership on a variety of issues within the areas of responsibility under the Information Policy branch. Most notably:
  • Participating in the review of significant proposed and final regulations from agencies assigned to the Information Policy Branch (major ones include the Departments of Treasury, Commerce, Education, Defense, the Internal Revenue Service, the Patent and Trademark Office, the National Archives, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Small Business Administration).
  • Helping to review information collections for the various financial agencies (besides the aforementioned agencies this may include the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, etc.).
  • Reviewing, updating, and collaborating with many public and private sector stakeholders to implement government-wide guidance under branch purview.
  • Assisting with specific, multi-disciplinary initiatives such as online rulemaking (eRulemaking/Regulations.gov) and international regulatory cooperation.
  • Attending various work meetings with policy officials throughout the Administration on relevant projects and topics as needed.
Projects would entail both individual assignments and working alongside OMB staff, personnel from the various White House policy councils, and leaders from a variety of Federal Agencies.

Interested candidates should be comfortable working on assignments which require coordination among a number of different parties and have a genuine interest in learning how the Federal Government operates from the perspective of OMB and the Executive Office of the President.

US citizenship required. The position will be virtual with option to work on-site if desired.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
  • Be at least 18 years old and obtain a favorable security determination
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Estimated start date: January 2022
  • This is a non-reimbursable Detail assignment - Minimum 4 - 6 months with longer terms available and option to extend up to a Maximum (1) year.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards.

GRADE REQUIREMENT: This is NOT a promotion. Applicant MUST currently be at the grade level advertised.



SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of specialized experience are:

For the GS-11: Must currently hold a GS-11 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience related to the duties listed in this announcement.

For the GS-12: Must currently hold a GS-12 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience related to the duties listed in this announcement.

For the GS-13: Must currently hold a GS-13 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience related to the duties listed in this announcement.

For the GS-14: Must currently hold a GS-14 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience related to the duties listed in this announcement.

For the GS-15: Must currently hold a GS-15 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience related to the duties listed in this announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Please see "Qualifications Required" for requirements of the position.

Additional information

OMB Diversity and Inclusion Statement: OMB is committed to creating a multicultural and supportive work environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the organization.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement: http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/index.cfm

Employment Information Resources - Resource Center: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page

Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/)

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

How You Will Be Evaluated: Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and the extent to which your application shows that you possess the specialized experience associated with this position. Experience which demonstrates how you meet the specialized experience should be clearly documented in your resume.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents:

1. Completed Occupational Questionnaire

2. Resume which must include the following information: announcement number and job title for which you are applying; beginning and ending dates (mo/yr) for paid or non-paid work experience; and average number of hours worked per week.

3. Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action: You must submit a legible copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. The SF-50, block 24 must contain "1" or "2 AND block 34 must be a "1". You must provide your most recent SF-50 at the grade level advertised. (Please do not submit an Award SF-50 as it does not identify all the required information needed for eligibility verification).

Optional Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Reasonable Accommodation Documentation

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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