Job Title: Policy Analyst (Drug-Free Communities Program)Job Announcement Number: ONDCP-13-10-GT-DE
Department: Executive Office Of The President
Agency: Office of National Drug Control Policy
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to
Monday, May 20, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
If you are a status candidate, please apply under Announcement # ONDCP-13-10-GT-MP.
Shaping America's Drug Policy: Come and join the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), an agency in the Executive Office of the President, working to foster healthy individuals and safe communities by effectively leading the Nation's effort to reduce drug use and its consequences. Our efforts include: community-based prevention programs; early intervention programs in healthcare settings; aligning criminal justice policies and public health systems to break the cycle of drug use, crime and incarceration; supporting scientific research on drug use; and, through the Affordable Care Act, expanding access to substance abuse treatment. Be a part of a mission helping make America healthier and safer.
The incumbent serves as a Policy Analyst within the Office of State, Local and Tribal Affairs (OSLTA) and will work exclusively on matters pertaining to the Drug-Free Communities Program (DFC).
**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.
- 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
- RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID
DUTIES:Back to top
The incumbent is primary contact for coalitions to arrange for support and to inform them about the Administration's initiatives and assists coalitions in understanding the key components of Administration policies.
Undertakes efforts to directly provide DFC grantees with a better understanding of the full scope of national drug abuse issues and policy responses to aid communities in better planning and facilitation of broader thinking about what can be done at the local level.
This position, with limited supervision from the DFC Administrator, serves as the operational supervisor of the DFC program which includes: acting as primary point of contact with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) divisions operating in support of DFC; serving the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for DFC-related contracts; and overseeing the development of the annual Request for Applications (RFA).
Serves as the liaison between the DFC program and key Federal and NGO offices in assigned areas. These include the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Institutes of Health, the Administration for Children and Families, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Coordinates the development and evaluation of complex drug-related policy issues of a wide and diverse nature with a focus on the DFC Program.
Reviews important research data, evaluation and statistical activities and products of Federal, State, and non-governmental groups to identify materials relevant to pending policy issues in assigned areas.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
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:
For the GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector performing the following: experience analyzing, researching and developing program initiatives related to drug policy issues; training, experience and skill sufficient to review issues, plan, develop and conduct studies and projects, and provide recommendations for grant policy and program development.
For the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector performing the following: experience evaluating activities and assessing the qualitative as well as quantitative aspects and then make concise recommendations and follow through on policy implementation; thorough knowledge and experience in public policy more specifically with building coalitions in support of key drug policy issues.
Please see "Qualifications Required" for requirements of the position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
How You Will Be Evaluated: Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required for the position. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be placed into one of the following categories based on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the specialized experience associated with this position:
- Best Qualified (BQ) Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrates exceptional experience in most of the requirements of the position.
- Well Qualified (WQ) Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrates strong experience in most of the requirements of the position.
- Qualified (Q) - Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meets the requirements of the position either through experience or education.
QUALITY RANKING FACTORS: Address the following Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs)/Critical Elements within the body of your resume.
- Knowledge of policy analysis including an understanding of research methods and techniques.
- Skill in securing, analyzing and presenting data for policy-making, particularly in determining the effect of policy and program changes upon reducing drug demand.
- Knowledge of community coalition development.
- Knowledge of grant program implementation.