Policy Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Full Time

PLCY provides strategic analytic decision support to the Secretary of DHS and other Department leaders in a dynamic homeland security threat environment. TES is divided into two sub-offices, Trade Policy and Economic Security Policy. Trade Policy focuses on developing recommendations and efforts to combat forced labor, stopping counterfeits, safeguarding e-commerce, participating in free trade agreement negotiations and implementation, and representing DHS equities in interagency development of trade policy and programs. Economic Security works in areas including securing digital trade to combat nefarious practices, securing exports policy, ensuring resilient supply chains, and regional areas of interest to the U.S. economy.

The incumbent will assist in the full-range of policy analysis, strategy development, and necessary review to complete assignments and projects involving trade and economic security policy. The incumbent will conduct comprehensive research, draft papers, and coordinate with team members and the interagency as necessary.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at or above the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:

- Assessing and analyzing risk to U.S. national security and the effects of international relationships and agreements on the U.S. economy.

- Conducting comprehensive research alone and in collaboration with team members.

- Preparing comprehensive reports, briefings, proposed legislation, and studies to direct projects.

- Developing new policies based on the result of research and reviews, ensuring coordination and integration with department-wide strategy.

- Cooperating and collaborating with interagency partners to improve coordination.

Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).

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