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Job Title:  Policy Analyst (Recent Graduate)
Department:  Executive Office Of The President
Agency:  Office of Management and Budget
Job Announcement Number:  OMB-14-04-CMJ-RG

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year
Monday, December 09, 2013 to Monday, December 30, 2013
Full Time - Recent Graduates
Few vacancies in the following location:
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Recent College Graduates - Applicants who can be appointed to a position within 2 years of receiving their college degree or certification. Veterans, precluded from applying due to military service, must be appointed within 6 years of receiving their degree or certificate.


This position has an educational requirement and you must submit unofficial transcripts or a list of completed courses with the credit hours received in order to be considered.

The Pathways Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years after degree completion to apply). Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. The program lasts for 1 year (unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program).

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


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  • Must be a US citizen or national
  • Registered with the Selective Service, if a male born after 12-31-1959
  • 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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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 otheroptions 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.


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To be eligible for the Recent Graduate Program, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:


A. Completed all requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years;




B. Released or discharged from active duty within the previous two years, where the applicant is a veteran who, due to a military service obligation, was precluded from applying for a recent graduate position during any portion of the two-year eligibility period following completion of his/her degree or certificate requirements, provided that not more than six years have transpired since the applicant completed the requirements for his/her degree or certificate.




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.



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  graduae 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.

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.

Please see "Qualifications Required" for requirements of the position.


Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews.


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If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways Internship appointment. If selected by management, you are required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.

This is an Excepted Service appointment.  To be eligible for conversion to the competitive service, the Recent Graduate must: be a U.S. citizen;   successfully complete all Recent Graduate Program requirements; meet the OPM Qualification Standard for the position to which the Recent Graduate may be converted to; and maintain acceptable performance under the agency’s approved performance management system.  For more information on the Pathways Programs for students and recent graduates can be found at:

The provisions of the Reemployment Priority List (RPL), Career Transition Assistance (CTAP) Program and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) do not apply to the initial appointment or conversions of Pathways Programs participants to the competitive service.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement: 

Employment Information Resources - Resource Center:

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, 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,, 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 - You must provide an unofficial copy of your college transcript or an appropriate list of completed courses with the credit hours received. The transcript may be unofficial or photocopy at time of application, but MUST provide the original if selected.
  • Completed Occupational Questionnaire
  • 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:


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 1009803.
      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
      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:
Executive Office of the President
725 17th Street NW
Washington , DC


You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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