The Office of the Financial Stability Oversight Council seeks a Policy Analyst to analyze the economic, financial, and policy implications of matters before the Council. The Council was created as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to identify risks to US financial stability, promoting market discipline, and responding to emerging threats to the US financial system. This position is in the office within the Treasury Department that supports the Council.
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:
- Monitor developments related to financial stability in financial markets and financial institutions, including relevant legislative, regulatory, and policy developments;
- Prepare various types of written findings, including tables, narrative analyses, and reports;
- Assist other members of the Office of the Financial Stability Oversight Council in advising Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for FSOC on emerging issues or risks involving financial institutions or financial markets that could impact financial stability;
- Assist in preparing written materials, including briefing papers, for use by senior Treasury officials, including for the purpose of meetings, speeches, and Congressional testimony;
- Assist in maintaining contacts with federal or state financial regulatory agencies or outside parties in connection with the development and implementation of policy proposals.
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Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 20-DO-100. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.
This is an open continuous announcement. The open period is 3 months and may be extended. Applications will be reviewed based on the following established cut dates: 12/29/19, 2/12/20. In order to continue to be considered, applicants need not reapply after each cut date.
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.
For the GS-13 level, you must have one year experience at the GS–12 level in Federal service, or the equivalent experience in the public and/or private sector, directly related to the position that has equipped the candidate with that experience to successfully perform the duties of the position.
- Conducting economic or financial analyses of financial markets, such as capital markets, commodity markets, or derivatives markets, or financial institutions, such as depository institutions, broker-dealers, investment companies, insurance companies, or central counterparties; AND
- Making policy, guidance, or strategy recommendations directly related to financial markets such as capital markets, commodity markets, or derivatives markets, or financial institutions, such as depository institutions, broker-dealers, investment companies, insurance companies, or central counterparties, for a financial regulator, an organization, or management team; AND
- Experience building consensus positions; AND
- Experience creating and delivering presentations.
For the GS–12, you must have one year experience at the GS–11 level in Federal service, or the equivalent experience in the public and/or private sector, directly related to the position that has equipped the candidate with that experience to successfully perform the duties of the position.
- Conducting financial or macroeconomic analysis related to financial markets such as capital markets, commodity markets, or derivatives markets, or financial institutions, such as depository institutions, broker-dealers, investment companies, insurance companies, or central counterparties; AND
- Assisting with the formulation of policy, guidance, or strategy recommendations related to financial markets such as capital markets, commodity markets, or derivatives markets, or financial institutions, such as depository institutions, broker-dealers, investment companies, insurance companies, or central counterparties, for a financial regulator, or an organization, or management team.
For the GS–11, you must have one year experience at the GS-9 level in the Federal service, or the equivalent experience in the public and/or private sector, directly related to the position that has equipped the candidate with that experience to successfully perform the duties of the position.
- Conducting financial or macroeconomic analysis related to financial markets such as capital markets, commodity markets, or derivatives markets, or financial institutions, such as depository institutions, broker-dealers, investment companies, insurance companies, or central counterparties.
OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR
LL.M. when the education is directly related to the experience required.
financial markets: any marketplace where the trading of securities occurs, including the stock market, bond market, foreign exchange market, and derivatives market, among others. It does not include things like labor, agriculture, or straight statistics. Those need to be connected to financial markets somehow for it to count.]
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You must submit a resume and, if you wish, a cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position. Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements described above will be ranked by a subject matter expert based on the extent to which they demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Be sure the information you provide in your resume and/or cover letter describes all of your relevant duties and accomplishments related to the KSAs. Failure to do so may result in a lower score than you would otherwise receive. Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
Financial Institutions, Market Practices, and Policy Issues
Financial/Economic Analysis and Research
Communication of Research, Analysis, and Recommendations
Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
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 Treasury Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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.
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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Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
- Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
- Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
- Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
- A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
- A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions. - Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.