The Office of Investment Security, in the International Affairs office of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, fulfills Treasury's statutory responsibilities as chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which has the authority to review the national security effects of foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses. The office plays a lead role in maintaining U.S. openness to foreign investment, helping to ensure an open investment policy towards U.S. investors.
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The following are the duties of this position at the GS-15. 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.
Assist the Director in all aspects of managing CFIUS cases, including working closely with Investment Security staff, Treasury legal counsel and other Treasury program offices, other agencies, and parties to transactions, to ensure timely progression of cases;
Review and edit written work product of case officers and, in some cases, draft original work product. This may include extensive involvement in drafting or overseeing the preparation of memoranda to senior Treasury officials, and possibly the President, presenting the issues raised by particular transactions notified to CFIUS, and recommending courses of action;
Play a key role in Treasury's Open Investment Initiative to communicate the U.S. open investment policy and information about the CFIUS process through various channels to foreign governments and investors and other relevant foreign and domestic stakeholders;
Establish and implement strategies to ensure foreign inward investment policies are consistent with international norms, including through coordination with other offices in the International Affairs division of Treasury;
Engage with other agencies and provide advice to Treasury senior officials concerning other U.S. Government legislative or regulatory initiatives that would affect foreign investment in the United States.
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.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized experience: For the GS-15, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized Experience for the GS-15 includes:
-Experience planning and conducting financial research and analysis used by senior officials/executives to help develop policies or strategies regarding international investment; AND
-Experience developing recommendations for senior officials/executives regarding the various legal, financial, national security or policy implications of particular financial transactions; AND
-Experience developing policy/strategy legal recommendations for senior officials/executives regarding corporate merger and acquisition or other corporate transactional and governance documents.
Specialized experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized Experience for the GS-14 includes:
-Experience assisting with development of policy or strategy recommendations to senior officials/executives regarding international investment proposals; AND
-Experience with analyzing national security implications of investment activity or financial transactions of international businesses or multinational enterprises; AND
-Experience with corporate merger and acquisitions or other corporate transactional and governance documents.
– 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.
– A recruitment incentive may be offered.
– Student loan repayment may be offered.
– 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.
– A one year supervisory or managerial 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.
– File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on, if required.
– Undergo an income tax verification, if required.
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: Specialized experience.
This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply.
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.
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 be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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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 .
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.
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.
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.