Program Analyst

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Oct-07-2020
  • Posted
    Oct 01

Position description

Summary

 

This position is located in the Screening, Analysis and Coordination Division in the Visa Office, Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA/VO/SAC). The incumbent serves as a Program Analyst in the preparation of security advisory opinions (SAOs) for anti-terrorist, anti-espionage, and foreign policy statutes, the drafting and clearing of complex memoranda, and performance of other relevant duties.

 

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Responsibilities

  • Manages a variety of complex visa cases involving national security and foreign policy issues.Utilizes databases, trackers and email to organize and process work; analyzes reports;and drafts summaries with legal citations and recommendations.
  • Using knowledge of visa laws and procedures, analyzes and formulates recommendations on potential impacts of proposed changes in visa laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Prepares working-level agreements on matters related to SAC topics.
  • Liaises with U.S. government staff to share information, provide referrals, and participate in meetings. Articulates policies and cases statuses. Drafts meeting summaries and organizes meetings, as assigned.
  • Prepares and presents training on routine policy and procedural topics at FSI and VO training events and briefs colleagues in the Visa Office on topics and issues related to the assigned portfolio.
  • Senior analysts mentor colleagues, check their work, and provide guidance. They advocate for policy changes and resources, and provide routine presentations, trainings and on-boarding.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required. 

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

Applicants applying for the GS-12 must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience applying U.S. visa laws as they relate to national security vetting of U.S. visa applicants
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting information from multiple sources, including from the intelligence and law enforcement communities
  • Experience providing comprehensive and accurate advice on U.S. anti-terrorist, anti-espionage, and foreign policy statutes as part of the U.S. visa process
  • Experience representing agency opinions and negotiating inter-agency decisions and clearance processes in the context of vetting and screening U.S. visa applications; missions, and amendments to regulatory materials

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-12 position.

Applicants applying for the GS-13 must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience applying U.S. visa laws as they relate to national security vetting of U.S. visa applicants
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting information from multiple sources, including from the intelligence and law enforcement communities
  • Experience providing comprehensive and accurate advice on U.S. anti-terrorist, anti-espionage, and foreign policy statutes as part of the U.S. visa process
  • Experience representing agency opinions and negotiating inter-agency decisions and clearance processes in the context of vetting and screening U.S. visa applications; missions, and amendments to regulatory materials
  • Experience analyzing U.S. visa types, U.S. visa ineligibility grounds, U.S. sanctions, and coordination of implementation of visa policies affecting aliens subject to Presidential proclamations (Section 212 (f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act)

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.

Education

 

See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

Application instructions

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