Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Policy Advisor in Washington, District Of Columbia

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
few vacancies in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full-Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 10/5/2016 (15 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in the The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Policy (OASP) which provides support, analysis, and advice to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary, and other senior level officials on policy, programmatic, economic and regulatory issues and other cross-cutting initiatives.

This incumbent functions as a Policy Advisor in the Office of Regulatory and Programmatic Policy (ORPP) within OASP and is responsible for analysis of policy, regulatory and legislative proposals as well as econimic data and trends relating to the effectiveness of assigned policy and program areas. Assignments usually involve conceptual policies that require interagency or intra-agency coordination and collaboration, developing and examining policy and assisting and advising on regulatory and legislative proposals in the assigned subject areas.

This position has promotion potential to GS-14. Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

This position is outside the bargaining unit.

No relocation costs will be paid.


The duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Analyzes qualitative and quantitative data related to assigned areas in order to determine the potential impact of policy, regulatory and legislative proposals.
  • Exercise judgement in interpreting and adapting existing precedents and developing new or improved approaches to analyze, develop and present analysis on controversial and nationally important labor issues, in addition to those of other agencies and the private sector.
  • Identifies, defines and develops issues and plans, conducts, and evaluates studies in order to convey detailed study results to the Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, Director and other senior level officials for presentation to the Secretary and other Department officials as requested.
  • Applies a wide range of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques, as well as resource management principles to evaluate the potential of policy proposal to improve the accomplishment of strategic or other long range program goals, plans or objectives.
  • Drafts and edits detailed written reports, regulatory guidance documents and option papers on policy and resources issues.
  • Prepares correspondence, presentations and other briefing materials.
  • Represents the Department at technical and policy meetings in both the private and public sector.
  • Presents and explains the Departments position on the myriad of policy, regulatory and legislative issues and discusses various options and alternatives available for addressing problems.
  • Negotiates with various stakeholders including DOL Agencies, OMB and other federal agencies to obtain resolution to areas of disagreement.
  • Works closely with staff in DOL agencies to develop comprehensive analysis and interdisciplinary projects and plans and executes short and long term policy and regulatory analysis that relate primarily to proposed or current regulations, initiatives, and policies.
  • Provides authoritative advice to senior level policy officials on policy recommendations and results of economic analyses.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Addt'l positions may be filled from this announcement

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has given the incumbent the knowledge, skill, and ability to do the work.

The specialized experience for the GS-13is described as having experience conducting regulatory reviews and collaborating with agency personnel on policy, regulatory and legislative matters; experience in performing policy research, identifying policy concerns, analyzing and presenting policy issues, developing recommendations, and; the ability to complete concise written and oral reports as well as deliver briefings to senior management.

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has given the incumbent the knowledge, skill, and ability to do the work.

The specialized experience for the GS-14is experience advising senior management on priority regulatory issues and problems; conducting regulatory, policy and legislative research; demonstrated proficiency in preparing, collaborating and negotiating the development of regulatory, policy and legislative matters; skill in evaluating complex regulatory impact analyses, regulatory programs, procedures and enforcement plans, and; expertise in the development of written reports and briefing material.

This position does not have an educational requirement.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

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Other Information

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION

Salary Range: $92,145.00 to $139,523.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0301-13/14

Promotion Potential: 14

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area. Also being advertised as job announcement #MS-17-HRC-OASP-008 for status applicants, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). To be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.

Control Number: 452573900

Job Announcement Number: DE-17-HRC-OASP-008