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Job Title:  Policy Analyst (Drug-Free Communities Program)
Department:  Executive Office Of The President
Agency:  Office of National Drug Control Policy
Job Announcement Number:  ONDCP-13-10-GT-DE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to Monday, May 20, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
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


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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.


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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: 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.


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Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


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

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, May 20, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


It is applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (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.


All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document

  • 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.
  • Education - If you are qualifying based on positive education, please provide a copy of your college transcript or an appropriate course listing.  The transcript may be unofficial or photocopy at time of application, but MUST provide the original if selected.
  • Completed Occupational Questionnaire


  • Special Appointing Authority – Separate referral lists will be generated for applicants eligible to be appointed under a non-competitive special appointing authority.   If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not need to compete with the public for federal jobs.  To determine your eligibility, please read the information below and click on the appropriate link for additional details.
  • Veteran's Preference must provide the following: DD-214 (member copy 4) showing dates served, discharge type, and campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned and VA Disability Award Letter displaying the percentage awarded.  If you do not supply the required documentation to verify your eligibility you will not receive proper credit for preference. For additional details visit:
  • Schedule A (Severely Physically Handicapped) must provide documentation from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Service.  For additional details visit:
  • Other miscellaneous hiring authorities information may be found at:
  • Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees (ICTAP and CTAP) must provide the following: certificate of expected separation or reduction-in-force notice; most recent performance appraisal with rating of at least "fully successful," unless eligible due to a compensable injury, illness, or disability; SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action); and military department or National Guard Bureau notification showing you are receiving a special disability retirement. Applicant must be rated 85 or above on the rating criteria for his position to be Well Qualified and exercise selection priority. For additional details visit:


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 888057.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, May 20, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
  3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


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Phone: (202)395-1088
Agency Information:
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725 17th Street NW
Washington , DC


After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.   We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best qualified applicants.   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.


You will be notified four times during the hiring process:

1. Upon receipt of your application.

2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.

3. After the certificate(s) is issued.

4. After the final selection(s) is made.

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