<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.</strong><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Diversion Control Division (DC), Office of Diversion Control Policy (DP), Regulatory Drafting & Policy Support Section (DPW).<br /><br />The incumbent will perform such duties as: <ul> <li>Provide research, logical and reasoned writing and analysis, and interpretations for Diversion related policies that may include Federal regulations, internal processes..</li> <li>Conducts extensive research and utilizes technical expertise to prepare responses that are accurate, legally defensible, and practical in application including cost benefit and cost impact considerations..</li> <li>Independently performs reviews of existing legislation and pending legislative initiatives pertaining to regulated industries and professions.</li> <li>Prepares analysis and reports in anticipation of major trends in state legislation, manufacturing industry, and health professions and identifies potential cost benefit and cost impact implications.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<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>Must be a U.S. Citizen</li> <li>Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service</li> <li>Drug testing designated position</li> <li>Successful completion of an one-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>GS-14: </strong>Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 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.<br /><br /><strong>Competencies:</strong> Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:<br /><br /><ul><li>Legal Research</li><li>Organizational Awareness</li><li>Problem Solving</li><li>Project Management</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Direct Deposit:</strong> All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.<br /><br /><strong>Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.</strong><br /><br />All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire. Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable. Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.<br /><br /><strong>It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package. However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from the application process. You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer. Click here to access the Drug Questionnaire.</strong><br /><br /><strong>To submit your completed Drug Questionnaire please follow the instructions for uploading in the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.</strong><br /><br />Click the below links for additional information.<br /><br /><strong> Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) </strong><br /><br /><strong> Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) </strong><br /><br /><strong> How to Claim Veterans' Preference </strong><br /><br /><strong> Military Spouse Preference </strong><br /><br /><strong>Selective Service:</strong> MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.<br /><br /><strong> EEO Policy Statement </strong><br /><br /><strong> Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement </strong><br /><br /><strong>In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in postage-paid Government envelopes.</strong><br /><br /><strong>The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.</strong><br /><br />If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, you may review online help resources or submit a ticket to the Help Desk by accessing the 'Help Center' (upper-right of your screen, next to the question mark icon). <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 />All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site .<br /><br />Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the occupational questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.<br /><br /><strong>Time-in-Grade:</strong> Federal employees and status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>Failure to provide all required documents and information requested by the closing date will result in your application not receiving full consideration.</strong><br /><br /><strong>To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:</strong> <li>Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (months/years) of employment and duties performed.</li> <li>Required Documents; <ul><li>Resume</li></ul></li> <li>Other supporting documents:</li> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)</li> <li>Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)</li> </ul> <strong>All current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, position, and grade level.</strong><br /> <strong>Transcripts:</strong> For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts or an unofficial transcript of college courses which includes course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned.<br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job guide.