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    Duties

    Summary

    The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is seeking candidates for a policy analyst position in OIRA's Transportation and Security (TS) Branch. OIRA is responsible for regulatory, information and statistical policy within OMB and the Federal government generally. The TS branch is responsible for the review of draft federal regulations and information collection requests from the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Homeland Security, and State; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and the Access Board, as well as information collection requests from a few independent agencies with related missions. These reviews include the evaluation of the economic, scientific, and legal aspects of rules submitted to OIRA under Executive Order 12866 and related authorities.
    To learn more about the Office of Management and Budget please visit: http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/OMB

    **Notice: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.

    Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.

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    Responsibilities

    As a POLICY ANALYST, GS-0301-12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following:

    Policy analysts within the TS Branch are the core source of expertise on matters pertaining to the regulatory and information policies of Federal departments and agencies with transportation, housing, security, immigration and accessibility missions.

    Policy analysts are responsible for:

    • Conducting analysis of regulations and/or regulatory policy to identify significant economic, scientific, and legal issues, with emphasis on regulatory costs and benefits, and alternative regulatory approaches.
    • Reviewing Information Collection Requests pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act to ensure that agency collections of information meet all of the requirements of the Act.
    • Developing recommendations for higher-level decision makers.
    • Drafting and presenting succinct written products to describe and summarize analysis and recommendations.
    • Reviewing and interpreting pertinent subject-related directives, proposed legislation, and policy documents to identify expected impacts and conducting analysis and studies of their implications and alternatives.
    • Providing critical feedback and recommendations to OIRA and OMB leadership regarding policy positions on national-level regulatory and information collection strategic directives and policy statements. These duties require the use of economic, scientific, statistical and other quantitative and analytical methods.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
    • Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
    • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
    • Direct Deposit is required
    • RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID
    • Suitability for Federal employment
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • R?sum? and supporting documents (See How To Apply)

    Qualifications

    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. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

    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:


    You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or private sector that demonstrates your ability to conduct analysis of transportation or housing regulations or of regulatory policy to identify economic, scientific and legal issues, with emphasis on regulatory costs and benefits, and alternative regulatory approaches. Such experience must include: 1) initiating and performing objective qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex transportation or housing policy and/or of economic issues to inform decision making; 2) development and presentation of recommendations to higher-level decision makers; 3) independently drafting and presenting succinct written products to describe and summarize complex analysis, policy options and implications, and recommendations; AND 4) developing strategies to improve the effectiveness of regulatory policies.



    You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or private sector that demonstrates your ability to conduct analysis of transportation or housing regulations or of regulatory policy to identify economic, scientific and legal issues, with an emphasis on regulatory costs and benefits, and alternative regulatory approaches. Such experience must include: 1) initiating and performing objective qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex transportation or housing policy and/or of economic issues to inform decision making; 2) leading the development and presentation of recommendations to higher-level decision makers; 3) independently drafting and presenting both succinct and more in-depth written products to describe and summarize complex analysis, policy options and implications, and recommendations for audiences with differing levels of expertise; AND 4) independently developing and implementing strategies to improve the effectiveness of regulatory policies.


    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.

    Education

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

    Additional information

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information
    visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

    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

    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.

    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.

    This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with OMB. Providing this information will be an annual requirement.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Cost Benefit Analysis, Economics, Oral Communication, and Written Communication

    The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category
    (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed
    2. Other supporting documents:

    • Cover Letter, optional
    • College transcript(s), if the position has an education requirement
    • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
    • Career Transition Assistant Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
    • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account
    (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    It is applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and uploaded, (i.e., resume, veteran's documentation, completed assessment, and SF-50's) is received and accurate. Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application. If a document is not in legible format, applicant will not be able to view it in Application Manager which means applicant must again upload or fax the documentation by the closing date of this announcement.

    Application packages will NOT be accepted via mail. Due to security processes, mail delivery takes approximately 2-3 weeks to process at which time the vacancy announcement will be closed and no further consideration will be given to additional application packages.

    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10159892.

    Agency contact information

    Client Services EOP - OA

    Address

    Office of Management and Budget
    725 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20503
    US
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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Office of Management and Budget, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

    After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a security background investigation and drug screening. If the drug screening is negative and security background is cleared, then a formal job offer will be extended to candidate.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494113000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.