Policy Analyst


Vacancy ID: 849756   Announcement Number: D-OD-13-849756-DEU-HCC   USAJOBS Control Number: 338701200

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849756
1. Title of Job

Policy Analyst
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade


09
11

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date


17. Service Computation Date


18. Other Date Information




19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties


001 Policy Analyst

21. Geographic Availability


510100013 Arlington, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience



24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the ONE response that BEST describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a Policy Analyst at the GS-09 level.

A. I have one 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.

B. I have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years graduate level education leading to such a degree for an LL.B or J.D., at least two years graduate level education with courses such as procurement systems, cost analysis and management, property management, comparative administrative systems, comparative personnel systems, public management, administrative problems of development, and organizational development.

C. I have a combination of both, experience and education.

D. I do not possess the experience above.

2. Please select the ONE response that BEST describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a Policy Analyst at the GS-11 level.

A. I have one 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.

B. I do not possess the experience above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. If faxing in the Occupational Questionnaire, Form 1203-FX, darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the form.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Analyzes laws, regulations, and policies to make recommendations and uses basic analytical techniques to analyze data and write reports.

4. Interprets existing policy and applies it to the resolution of issues of a procedural nature.

5. Reviews laws, regulations, and policies to develop information and justifications for changes to legislation, regulations, or policies.

6. Applies grammar, writing, style, and editing practices in producing written products containing technical and factual information.

7. Assists in the composition of new regulation or policy.

8. Understands the regulatory process and the federal mandates that govern that process.

9. Prepares information on policy implications and the need for legislative initiatives or regulatory adjustments.

10. Applies a practical understanding of the regulatory process and the federal mandates governing that process to compose new or modified regulations and policy-related documents.

11. Develops written materials such as position papers, briefings, fact sheets, and multimedia presentations.

12. Evaluates studies to identify and resolve administrative issues and problems.

13. Conducts literature searches for the preparation of policy statements, justifications, or proposals by higher level analysts.

14. Independently conducts research for projects or portions of projects where the scope is limited and objectives are clearly defined resulting in a publishable body of knowledge.

15. Reviews existing legislative initiatives in relation to operations.

16. Researches large volumes of data from multiple sources to assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of foreign and domestic Diversion Operations.

17. Develops and delivers routine briefings and presentations in a clear and professional manner.

18. Applies tact and skill to obtain or deliver information.

19. Effectively provides routine advice or exchanges information.

20. Identifies the characteristics of target audience and determines the most effective communication technique to use in reaching an agreement.

21. Develops and presents information in the clearest possible way to achieve understanding of various points of view or concepts.

22. Effectively deals with varying levels of understanding and different interests and perspectives.

23. Presents preliminary conclusions and recommendations on large conventional program requirements.

Past performance is one of the best indicators of your ability to perform effectively in the competency areas described for this position. Review and select the statement below that describes the PERFORMANCE RECOGNITION you have most recently received.

24. Have you received a performance appraisal in one or more of the competencies described for the position?

A. Yes
B. No

Past performance is one of the best indicators of your ability to perform effectively in the competency areas described for this position. Review and select the statement below that describes the AWARDS you have received within the last year.

25. Have you received any awards related to one or more of the competencies described for the position?

A. Yes
B. No

26. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

A. Yes
B. No