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Job Title:Policy Analyst

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Drug Enforcement Administration

Job Announcement Number:D-OD-14-973963-DEU-HCC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 04, 2013 to Friday, November 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans. 

Do your career "Justice" by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation's law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants' qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, the unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.

 

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All U.S Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Office of Diversion Control (OD), Regulatory Drafting Unit (ODLR).

 

 ·         Evaluates legislation and existing regulations and policies, analyzes Diversion Control Program (DCP) regulatory issues, and recommends policy resolutions that are consistent with DEA’s statutory mandates.

·         Researches large volumes of various data to assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of foreign and domestic DCP operations.

·         Performs analytical assignments involving specific issues associated with the prevention and elimination of the diversion of controlled substance pharmaceuticals and listed chemicals.

·         Applies standard methods and techniques to resolve a variety of conventional problems, questions, or situations.

·         Reviews and researches industry comments on Congressional legislation and prospective changes in regulatory controls.

·         Participates in feasibility studies for developing information systems or procedures that support program requirements.

·         Assists senior analysts in liaison role with pharmaceutical and chemical industries to facilitate exchange of information.

·         Provides a variety of support duties pertaining to program evaluation designed to enhance the understanding of and ensure compliance with existing regulations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS – 9:  You must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 Federal grade level in performing such duties as interpreting policy and procedure matters; Analyzing laws, regulations, and policies to make recommendations and uses basic analytical techniques to analyze data and write reports; Understanding the regulatory process and the federal mandates that govern the process; Assisting in the composition of new regulation or policy; Conducting literature searches for the preparation of policy statements, justifications, or proposals; Providing routine advice or exchanges information.

 

OR

 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement for the GS-9 level may be met by two (2) full academic years of graduate level education or completion of all requirements for a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.B or J.D. degree.

 

OR

 

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

 

GS-11:  You must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 Federal grade level in performing such duties as reviewing laws, regulations, and policies to develop information and justifications for changes to legislation, regulations, or policies; Preparing information on policy implication and the need for legislative initiatives or regulatory adjustments; Applying a practical understanding of the regulatory process and the federal mandates governing the process to compose new or modified regulations and policy-related documents; Researching large volumes of data from multiple sources; Presenting preliminary conclusions and recommendations on large conventional program requirements.

 

OR 

 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements for the GS-11 level may be met by completion of Ph.D. or equivalent Doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M if related.

 

OR

 

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 
 
1. Ability to analyze laws, regulations, and policies.

2. Ability to communicate in writing and experience in the rulemaking process.

3. Ability to conduct complex research.

4. Ability to communicate orally.

 

Conditions of Employment: 

 

PCS:   Not Authorized
Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Overtime Work: Occasionally
TDY Travel: Occasionally
Tour of Duty: Other
Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
Security Requirements: Top Secret Clearance
 

 


For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts or an unofficial transcript of college courses which includes course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned.   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

 

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.   
 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures.  Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement.  If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be assessed and your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. 
 

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

 

Click here to view vacancy questions:  View Assessment Questions


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System,  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.


 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Drug testing is required for this position.

All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire when applying for this position.  Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana.  Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable.  Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.

It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package.  However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from  the application process.  You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer.   Click the following link to access the Drug Questionnaire. http://www.justice.gov/dea/careers/drug_questionnaire.pdf

To submit your completed Drug Questionnaire please follow the instructions for uploading or faxing documents in the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): http://www.justice.gov/dea/careers/priority-consideration.shtml

 

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): http://www.justice.gov/dea/careers/priority-consideration.shtml

 

How to Claim Veterans' Preference:
http://www.justice.gov/dea/careers/veterans-preference.shtml

 

Military Spouse Preference:    http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/onjams/military_spouse_preference_info_sheet.pdf or http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx  or http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-19340.pdf.

Selective Service: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

EEO Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement

Applications submitted in postage-paid Government envelopes will not be accepted.

The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify - http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application please email the Application Manager Help Desk at HelpDesk@opm.gov.

HOW TO APPLY:

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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.   To view a copy of the assessment Questionnaire please click here: View Occupational Questionnaire

 

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, November 08, 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, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.

 

Failure to provide all required documents and information requested by the closing date will result in your application not being considered.

 

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 Friday, November 08, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.  See the Required Documents Section of this announcement for fax instructions.

 

For additional applicant resources please visit DEA's website:  http://www.justice.gov/dea/careers/how-to-apply.shtml.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm (EST) on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, November 08, 2013

 

1.   Resume via USAJOBS.
2.   Responses to the online questionnaire.
3.   If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts, etc.). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.
 

NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.gpo.gov/careers/pdfs/of0510.pdf

 

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

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·DD-214
   ·Other (Drug Questionnaire)
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

 

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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 973963.

 

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 Friday, November 08, 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf. 

 

3. Fax 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.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Heather Coats
Phone: (202)307-6258
Email: HEATHER.COATS@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
DEA Human Resources
DO NOT SEND POSTAL MAIL
Springfield, VA
00000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive an acknowledgement letter of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. You will receive a notification letter of the results of the review of your application package via email.

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.


To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.

 

If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position.  If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position.  Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.

Regarding Interviews: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

D-OD-14-973963-DEU-HCC

Control Number:

354509600