Job Overview


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.


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.