<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />TTB's mission is to collect alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition excise taxes; to ensure that alcohol beverages are labeled, advertised and marketed in accordance with the law; and administer laws and regulations in a manner that protects the revenue, protects the consumer, and promotes voluntary compliance. TTB is recognized as one of the Federal government's best places to work. We ranked in the top 2% of agency subcomponents (#8 of 415) in 2018. See www.bestplacestowork.org .<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The following are the duties of this position at the GS-<strong>14</strong>. 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.<br /><br />-<strong>Manage specific regulatory program areas which may include (distilled spirits, beer, industrial alcohol, tobacco, public guidance, firearms and ammunition excise tax (FAET), Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act, and regulations drafting) within the purview of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).</strong><br /><br />-<strong>Develop, write, and coordinate policy and regulatory decisions based on consensus with TTB and Treasury Department officials, and the Director, Regulations and Rulings Division. Analyze rulemaking comments submitted by industry members and the public.</strong><br /><br /><strong>-Serve as an advisor to top-level management such as the Assistant Administrator (Headquarters Operations), division directors, Field Operations managers, and Chief Counsel on all policy issues and technical matters within the program area. </strong><br /><br /><strong>-Develops program and project objectives, goals, resource requirements, and milestones for all aspects of the TTB regulatory program area.</strong><br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."</li> <li>Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.</li> <li>Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.</li> </ul> <br /><br />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.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized experience: </strong>For the GS-<strong>14</strong>, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-<strong>13 </strong>grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:<br /><br />-<strong>Functioning as a policy developer and manager for an alcohol, tobacco, or general regulatory program area.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Specialized experience: </strong>For the GS-<strong>13</strong>, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-<strong>12 </strong>grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:<br /><br /><strong>- Leading projects and providing guidance and technical advice on matters involving a regulated industry. </strong><br /><br />In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following <strong>time-in-grade requirement</strong>, if applicable:<br />For the GS-<strong>14</strong>, you must have been at the GS-<strong>13 </strong>level for 52 weeks.<br /><br />For the GS-<strong>13</strong>, you must have been at the GS-<strong>12 </strong>level for 52 weeks.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. <br />- This is a <strong>non-bargaining </strong>unit position.<br />- We offer opportunities for telework.<br />- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.<br /><br /><strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT</strong>:<br />- A one year probationary period may be required.<br />- Must successfully complete a background investigation.<br />- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.<br />- 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.<br />- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.<br />- 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.<br />- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.<br />- Undergo an income tax verification. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.<br /><br /><strong>Rating</strong>: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: <strong>Technical, Research and Analysis, and Communication</strong>. 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.<br /><br /><strong>Referral</strong>: 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. <br /><br />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 92 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. </strong> 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).<br /><br /><strong>All applicants are required to submit a résumé</strong> 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 résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .<br /><br /><strong>CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION</strong>: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.<br /><br /><strong>CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES — Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment</strong>:<br />- 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".)<br />- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.<br /><strong>If you are applying under a special hiring authority</strong> (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, 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.<br /><strong>PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL</strong> – Submit a copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 18 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.