Policy Analyst


Vacancy ID: 849766   Announcement Number: D-OD-13-849766-DEU-HCC   USAJOBS Control Number: 338701800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. 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-12 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 Federal grade level performing such duties as conducting thorough research and analysis of laws, regulations, policies, and international treaties in support of projects; Preparing reports, briefs, or point papers regarding the application of laws and regulations; Producing documents analyzing and articulating issues of broad scope (e.g., regulations; proposed legislation; Federal Register notices; position papers to industry, Congress, or other officials); Conducting research using sources including journals and debriefings to research legal precedent, international treaties, and federal/state laws and regulations to support federal rule making and policy actions; Conveying conclusions and recommendations on complex, controversial, precedent-setting programs as appropriate.

B. 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-13 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 Federal grade level performing such duties as conducting extensive research and analysis of laws, regulations, policies, and international treaties to assess impact and risk; Using in-depth analysis to gain a thorough understanding of the regulatory process and the federal mandates that govern the process in order to compose new or modified regulations and policy-related documents; Drafting or recommending changes to regulations to ensure compliance with federal legislation and policy directives; Researching and evaluating the impact of existing and proposed statues, regulations, and policy directives; Developing logical and well-reasoned documents that provide legally defensible justifications for complex rules or policy related documents; Identifying inconsistencies or issues and makes recommendations that address legal and policy issues.
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. Researches and applies knowledge of the regulatory process, and associated federal mandates, to support the development of regulations and policy-related documents.

4. Leads studies reviewing the effectiveness of the Diversion Control Program from a legal and regulatory perspective.

5. Uses in-depth analysis to gain a thorough understanding of the regulatory process and the federal mandates that govern the process in order to compose new or modified regulations and policy-related documents.

6. Conducts extensive research and analysis of laws, regulations, policies, and international treaties to assess impact and risk to DEA.

7. Applies knowledge of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and other applicable laws, regulations, and policies regarding controlled pharmaceuticals and listed chemicals to conduct analyses.

8. Develops documents that provide sound justifications for rules or policy related documents.

9. Prepares reports, briefs, or point papers regarding the application of laws and regulations.

10. Produces documents analyzing and articulating issues of broad scope (e.g., regulations; proposed legislation; Federal Register notices; position papers to industry, Congress, or other officials).

11. Develops logical and well-reasoned documents that provide legally defensible justifications for complex rules or policy related documents.

12. Drafts or recommends changes to regulations to ensure compliance with federal legislation and policy directives.

13. Prepares reports, briefs, or point papers regarding the application of pertinent laws and regulations to Diversion Control Programs operations.

14. Creates, or works on a team to produce, documents analyzing and articulating issues of nationwide scope (e.g., regulations; proposed legislation; Federal Register notices; authoritative position papers to industry, Congress, or other officials).

15. Conducts research using sources including journals and debriefings to research legal precedent, international treaties, and federal/state laws and regulations to support federal rule making and policy actions.

16. Conducts research and assists in the evaluation of the effectiveness of foreign and domestic Diversion operations identifying trends in performance and areas of improvement.

17. Researches and evaluates legislation, regulations, policy, and Diversion Control Program regulatory issues recommending policy resolutions consistent with statute.

18. Conducts intensive studies of sources including journals and debriefings to research legal precedent, international treaties, and federal/state laws and regulations to support federal rule making and policy actions.

19. Identifies inconsistencies or issues and makes recommendations that address legal and policy issues.

20. Researches and evaluates the impact of existing and proposed statutes, regulations, and policy directives on Diversion Control Program operations.

21. Effectively represent agency positions on drug and chemical control issues to national, international, government, industry, and academic groups.

22. Informs senior management of changes to relevant laws and the impact of such changes on Diversion Control Program regulations and agency policy.

23. Conveys conclusions and recommendations on complex, controversial, precedent-setting programs as appropriate.

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