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PROGRAM ANALYST JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

JOB TITLE: Program Analyst

AGENCY: Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

SALARY RANGE: $114,590 - $153,800

SERIES/GRADE: The agency uses the Administratively Determined system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the equivalent of General Schedule (GS) 14-1 to GS 15-5.

POSITION INFORMATION: This is an opportunity for permanent employment in the excepted service. You will be required to serve a two-year trial period.

DUTY LOCATION: Washington, DC

WHO MAY APPLY: Open to the public. U.S. citizenship required.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET – Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) Security clearance. If you already have a TS/SCI clearance, please highlight your last investigation date in your application.

Agency Mission
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB or Board)’s responsibilities comprise two basic functions: oversight and advice. In its oversight role, the Board is authorized to continually review the implementation of executive branch policies, procedures, regulations, and information sharing practices relating to efforts to protect the nation from terrorism, in order to ensure that privacy and civil liberties are protected. The Board is also authorized to continually review any other actions of the executive branch relating to efforts to protect the nation from terrorism, in order to determine whether such actions appropriately protect privacy and civil liberties and whether they are consistent with governing laws, regulations, and policies regarding privacy and civil liberties. In its advice role, the Board is authorized to review proposed legislation, regulations, and policies related to efforts to protect the nation from terrorism (as well as the implementation of new and existing policies and legal authorities), in order to advise the President and executive branch agencies on ensuring that privacy and civil liberties are appropriately considered in their development and implementation.

The primary purpose of this position is to perform duties as a Program Analyst, working under general supervision in the form of broad policy and program guidance. Incumbent is relied upon to accomplish assigned functions on own initiative. Independently formulates requirements, monitors approved resources, and develops, recommends, and monitors implementation of management policies and procedures. Prior experience related to terrorism analysis and/or counterterrorism issues is strongly preferred.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serve with limited supervision and gather factual information and conduct analyses on complex investigations and/or reviews.

  2. Prepare memoranda and make appropriate recommendations to the Board.

  3. Respond in writing and orally to inquiries from Members of the Board regarding the status of investigations and/or reviews, research and analysis, and policy implications of existing and proposed programs and making recommendations to the Board.

  4. Summarize reports received from the intelligence community and other agencies and extract essential information.

  5. Assist the Board in reviewing and analyzing federal counterterrorism programs pursuant to its mission to ensure that both existing and proposed programs adequately safeguard privacy and civil liberties.

  6. Advise and assist in the identification of issues and recommendations by providing policy advice, conducting research, and carrying out investigations, as required.

  7. Analyze privacy and civil liberties-related issues, national security and counterterrorism programs within the general range of areas the incumbent is responsible and assist the Board in understanding how programs operate.

  8. Assist in drafting Board reports evaluating efforts to protect the nation from terrorism and other Board reports to the President, Congress and the public, as well as drafting congressional testimony, letters, and other documents to carry out the Board’s advisory responsibilities.

  9. Represent the Board in interactions with officials from other departments and agencies of the Federal government, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations, as required.

  10. Assist with other legal and compliance requirements relating to the Board’s status as a federal agency.

Educational Requirements
College and advanced degrees related to law, policy, and/or government are preferred.

Application Process
Please send the required documents to jobs@pclob.gov with the title “Program Analyst”. Cover letter, resume, and writing sample (10 pages or less). Address cover letter to Human Resources Specialist. If you are less than 3 years out of college or graduate/law school, please also include a transcript.

You must submit all required information. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

Candidates selected for an interview may be asked to provide references and a writing assessment.

CLOSING DATE:
A panel will convene to evaluate applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. A review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be evaluated. Candidates will be placed into categories of “best qualified”, “qualified”, and “not qualified”. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be placed in a different category. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your categorization.

NO TRAVEL EXPENSES FOR INTERVIEWS
Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, any travel or lodging will be at the applicant’s personal expense.

TELEWORK, TRANSPORTATION, AND BENEFITS
Telework may be made available per agency policy.

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our budget office can provide additional information on how this program is run.

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.