Overview

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Departmental Offices, Under Secretary Domestic Finance, Office of the Assistant Secretary (Financial Institutions), Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Financial Institutions Policy), Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy (OCIP). OCIP coordinates the Department's efforts to enhance the security and resilience of financial services sector critical infrastructure and reduce operational risk.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

As a Policy Analyst, you will:

-Research, develop, identify, review, analyze, and evaluate policy options of current and proposed cybersecurity, resilience, critical infrastructure protection policies, procedures, guidelines, metrics, and or program proposals or program modifications, describing options, their costs in monetary and other resource demands, objectives, consistency with existing programs, and policies determining whether they cost-effectively support Administration, Departmental and Congressional policy, and the views of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and other senior officials. To be fully informed, incumbent draws upon germane classified information available from other agencies, including but not limited to the Department of Homeland Security, the NSC, and the Intelligence Community. Such reports and raw information/intelligence are classified up to the TS/SCI level.

-Provide advice, guidance, and recommendations to top officials on critical issues such as justifying matters involving a significant and controversial program of national scope and impact. Partner with the Department, private sector, and international community to formulate policy positions on cyber, technology, infrastructure, and resilience in advancement of overall objectives of organization.

-Review and evaluate reports, memoranda, legislation, and other proposals to develop recommendations for new policies; revisions and enhancements to existing policies; new or enhanced opportunities for collaboration to achieve a policy objective; new policies that can replace outdated policies; new policies that can provide for technology-neutral policies enabling future-forward flexibility; justifications for legislative proposals to address gap areas in office program areas; and new programmatic work initiatives.

-Develop proposals, prepare Office reports and briefings, and draft speeches, correspondence, and other materials relating to the Office's programs and current issues in accordance with the Office's and Treasury's policies and with consideration to the impact these matters will have on the news media and the general public.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as:
-Assisting in preparing written materials, including briefing or issue papers, and memoranda for use by senior officials, including for the purpose of meetings, speeches, interviews, and testimony; AND
-Summarizing findings and research in written products of various types such as tables, charts, short summaries, or longer memos, presentations and reports; AND
-Providing policy recommendations on a wide range of issues related to cybersecurity and critical infrastructure such as information technology, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection, or financial regulatory and policy developments.

Specialized experience for the GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as:
-Assisting in preparing written materials, including briefing or issue papers, and memoranda for use by senior officials, including for the purpose of meetings, speeches, interviews, and testimony; AND
-Summarizing findings and research in written products of various types such as tables, charts, short summaries, or longer memos, presentations and reports; AND
-Researching cybersecurity and critical infrastructure issues.

Specialized Experience for the GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service, which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized Experience for this position is defined as:

-Experience researching cybersecurity and critical infrastructure issues; AND
-Experience researching and analyzing various types of data

OR
A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

OR
Combination of experience and education. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

Specialized Experience for the GS-9: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as:
-Experience researching and analyzing various types of data AND
-Experience conveying information to decision makers

OR
You may qualify with a Master's or equivalent graduate degree

OR
Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.

OR
Combination of Experience and Education. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.

For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.

For the GS-11, you must have been at the GS-09 level for 52 weeks.

For the GS-09, you must have been at the GS-07 level for 52 weeks.

Education

Additional information

– We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
– Relocation expenses will not be paid
– This is a non-bargaining unit position.
– We may offer opportunities for telework.
– We may offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
– A one year probationary period may be required.
– Must successfully complete a background investigation.
– Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
– If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
– Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
– Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
– Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Analytical, Technical, Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES — Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
– You must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
– If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment ( VRA ), you must submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge ( Member 4 ) and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
– Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA , Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You are not required to submit transcripts for this initial phase of the application process. Candidates will be referred for consideration based on their self-certification. If you are selected for a position which has a positive education requirement (as described in the vacancy announcement) and/or you are qualifying solely on your education, you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued .

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency, if you are selected. Refer to the OPM instructions .

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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