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Job Title:Policy Analyst

Department:Executive Office Of The President

Agency:Office of Management and Budget

Job Announcement Number:OMB-14-03-CMJ-DE

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 $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 09, 2013 to Monday, December 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

If you are a status candidate, please apply under Announcement #OMB-14-03-CMJ-MP.

This Division deals with a wide variety of natural resource matters that potentially affect all Americans, for the most part under the aegis of the Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior, and Environmental  Protection Agency. Natural resource programs include environmental,  agricultural, energy, conservation, recreation and Native American issues.  To learn more about the Office of Management and Budget please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb.

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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:

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Policy analysts are the core source of expertise on all matters pertaining to the programs and operations of Federal departments and agencies. Incumbents are expected to:

(1) Conduct economic, regulatory, program evaluation, legislative, management, and organizational analyses in assigned program areas.
(2) Resolve program and policy issues and render advice;  
(3) Initiate, contribute to and synthesize analytical work on program and policy issues in the areas of climate, energy and related issue areas and use it to develop and support recommendations. 
(4) Develop analytically sound policy, program and other options and materials for a variety of purposes throughout the year based on detailed, quantitative analysis.

Responsibility will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.

 

AND

 

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-09:   One year of experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that included applying analytical methods related to program evaluation and the analysis of policy issues to identify significant factors and alternative solutions. Such experience must have included: 1) assisting with qualitative and quantitative analysis of climate, energy or related environmental issues to make recommendations; AND 2) drafting succinct written products to demonstrate analyses and recommendations.

 

For the GS-11:   One year of experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that included applying analytical methods related to program evaluation and the analysis of policy issues to identify significant factors and recommend solutions. Such experience must have included: 1) initiating and performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of climate, energy or related environmental issues to make recommendations; AND 2) drafting and presenting succinct written products to demonstrate complex analyses and recommendations.

 

For the GS-12:   One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that included independently applying analytical methods related to program evaluation and the analysis of complex policy issues to identify significant factors and alternative solutions. Such experience must have included: 1) performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex policy or economic issues to make recommendations; 2) independently drafting and presenting succinct written products to demonstrate complex analyses, policy options and implications, and recommendations; AND 3) developing strategies to improve the effectiveness of programs or program operations.

OR

EDUCATION SUBSTITUTE:   Education must demonstrate the applicant obtained the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.   This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.   One year of full-time graduate education is considered 18 semester hours.

 

For the GS-09:  Master's or equivalent graduate degree at an accredited college or university or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or a Juris Doctor (JD) if related.

 

For the GS-11:  Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or a Masters of Law (LL.M), if related.

 

If graduate education is substituted for the required specialized experience, it must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. Equivalent combinations of education and specialized experience may be qualifying.

 

If substituting Education for experience, education requirements must be met within nine (9) months of the closing date of this announcement.


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 (QFRs)/Critical Elements within the body of your resume.

1. Skill through advanced academic training and/or experience in generating and using quantitative and qualitative policy and economic analysis tools to provide objective evaluations and recommendations of significant public policies and programs.

2. Skill in designing, implementing, and working with advanced data collection and analysis methods; utilizing PC based spreadsheet applications (e.g., Excel, Access, STATA) for the compilation, qualitative evaluation, and presentation of data; and conducting quantitative analysis.

3. Reliably demonstrated ability to work well independently or in team settings, to take initiative, and to adapt effectively to rapidly shifting priorities, workload demands and high-pressure  situations.

4. Strong demonstration of ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

5. Substantive experience analyzing climate, energy, environment, conservation or agriculture issues, laws and programs.


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/508/Benefits#icc 

OTHER INFORMATION:

Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ictap/index.asp, under CTAP http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

Note: Under ICTAP and CTAP to be considered well qualified and referred you must earn a score of 90 or above on the rating criteria developed for this position. 

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statementhttp://www.eeoc.gov/federal/index.cfm 

Employment Information Resources - Resource Center:  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/508/

Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.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.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 30, 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.

 

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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Other
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

  • 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: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.aspx
  • Schedule A (Severely Physically Handicapped) must provide documentation from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Service.  For additional details visit: http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
  • Other miscellaneous hiring authorities information may be found at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/508/

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 1008945.
  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, December 30, 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 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

EOP - OA Client Services
Phone: (202)395-1088
Email: EOPJOBS@OA.EOP.GOV
Agency Information:
Executive Office of the President
725 17th Street NW
Washington , DC
20503

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

OMB-14-03-CMJ-DE

Control Number:

356877200