From: USA Jobs

Open & closing dates:  03/15/2018 to 03/29/2018
Pay scale & grade: GS 12 – 13



The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is seeking candidates for a policy analyst position in OIRA’s Transportation and Security (TS) Branch. OIRA is responsible for regulatory, information and statistical policy within OMB and the Federal government generally. The TS branch is responsible for the review of draft federal regulations and information collection requests from the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Homeland Security, and State; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and the Access Board, as well as information collection requests from a few independent agencies with related missions. These reviews include the evaluation of the economic, scientific, and legal aspects of rules submitted to OIRA under Executive Order 12866 and related authorities.
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As a POLICY ANALYST, GS-0301-12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Policy analysts within the TS Branch are the core source of expertise on matters pertaining to the regulatory and information policies of Federal departments and agencies with transportation, housing, security, immigration and accessibility missions.

Policy analysts are responsible for:

  • Conducting analysis of regulations and/or regulatory policy to identify significant economic, scientific, and legal issues, with emphasis on regulatory costs and benefits, and alternative regulatory approaches.
  • Reviewing Information Collection Requests pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act to ensure that agency collections of information meet all of the requirements of the Act.
  • Developing recommendations for higher-level decision makers.
  • Drafting and presenting succinct written products to describe and summarize analysis and recommendations.
  • Reviewing and interpreting pertinent subject-related directives, proposed legislation, and policy documents to identify expected impacts and conducting analysis and studies of their implications and alternatives.
  • Providing critical feedback and recommendations to OIRA and OMB leadership regarding policy positions on national-level regulatory and information collection strategic directives and policy statements. These duties require the use of economic, scientific, statistical and other quantitative and analytical methods.

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