Environmental Policy Analyst, US Department of Treasury

Job Summary

Would you like to use your expertise in international economics and finance to help the Department of the Treasury promote economic growth and sound financial policies which help create jobs at home and around the world? If you have an interest in working for an office that is responsible for advising and assisting senior Treasury officials in formulating and executing policies and programs related to international economic, environmental, development, financial, and monetary fields, possess strong written and oral communication skills, and enjoy working on complex and challenging issues, we invite you to consider joining the Department’s International Affairs team.

**This announcement amended to extend the close date to January 12, 2011**

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history
dating back to the founding of our nation.  Today, as the steward of
U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and
influential participant in the global economy.  There are many
Treasury bureaus and offices, with over 100,000 employees, working
together to face and meet the challenges of our nation.

We are located in the heart of Washington, DC next door to the White House, a few blocks from the McPherson Square and Metro Center metro stations, and close to shops, museums, and restaurants.

Key Information:

  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
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The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14.  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 an Environmental Policy Analyst, you will:

  • Prepare international climate and energy issue background and briefing material for senior executive branch officials to use in multilateral negotiations and economic summit and pre-summit meetings.

  • Help organize the formulation, defense, and clarification of U.S. government positions on climate and energy issues as they relate to finance, economics and the multilateral institutions.

  • Participate in the most substantive aspects of formulating and implementing Department of the Treasury and U.S. Government policies pertaining to international climate and energy issues.

  • Draft international policy papers defining and supporting U.S. government and Department of the Treasury international climate and energy issue policy positions. Write responses to the initiatives of foreign governments participating in international meetings and multilateral negotiations. Advise on, critiques, and recommends international energy and climate issue policies based on economic factors and outcomes.

Qualifications and Evaluations


In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

  • Specialized experience for the GS-13: Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated skill and ability to thoroughly research and analyze ongoing and proposed projects covering various international climate and energy issues in order to make recommendations to senior officials. Examples of this type of experience would include: Acting as team lead on research projects relating to international climate and energy issues; participating in senior research planning and working collaboratively to develop projects and proposals for implementation by senior level officials.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.  One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.


Your application includes your:

1. Resume,
2. Responses to the online questions, and
3. Required supporting documents.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

  1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position.  You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
  2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: technical skills, analytical skills, and communication skills.  We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates.  If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, A, B or C, depending on your experience and education related to this position.

    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.

  3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.  If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must be rated in the middle category, or higher, in order to be considered as well-qualified to receive special selection priority.

Benefits and Other Info


We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity.  Our comprehensive benefits are very generous – helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs.  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.

Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.


  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • We will not pay relocation expenses.
  • This is a non-bargaining-designated position.


If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed). 
  • 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 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9_IFR_02-02-09.pdf).  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Obtain and maintain a security clearance at an appropriate level for this position.