Highly motivated & qualified individual wanted to provide Rulemaking Policy and analysis support for a federal client.
Job Responsibilities and/or Success Factors:
- As the Subject Matter Expert, serves as a principal advisor on the Department’s rulemaking process
- Respond to inquiries from departmental senior officials and external groups on policies, procedures and regulatory requirements matters.
- Review and develop official comments on Federal laws and regulations, Executive Orders, departmental regulations, and related guidelines.
- Develop policies, goals, objectives and strategies for the management of the major program area(s) under incumbent’s purview.
- Provide programmatic and technical leadership throughout the Department in interpreting laws, regulations, standards, and policies.
- Review and approve/disapprove other organizations’ proposed rulemaking submissions for adequacy, compliance, and alignment with Departmental standards and processes and ensures that Departmental managers and staff apply them in a consistent manner.
- Provide expert information and guidance regarding the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) submission package requirements which meet corporate and customer business needs, as well as OMB and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requirements.
- Work closely with Bureau program officers and the Office of the Legal Advisor (L) to ensure the proposed rulemaking does not impose unnecessary regulatory hardship.
- Evaluate exceptionally complex proposals regarding the new rulemaking policies, procedures, processes and programs, and advise a broad range of management officials, technical experts, and program managers on complex technical issues related to rulemaking requirements.
- Provide expert guidance and assistance with submission templates and format/content requirements.
- Coordinate responses to public inquires related to proposed rulemaking as published for comment in the Federal Register.
- Develop and implement training and instruction programs in assigned program area(s).
- Manage a wide range of analytical work to fulfill the development and completion of rulemaking projects covering the entire project life-cycle.
- Perform agency compliance reviews and assistance, and reports findings, recommendations and plans to management.
- Identify program deficiencies, as well as strategies and approaches to resolve them, and oversees their remedial implementation.
- Advise and coordinate with program officials and legal counsel, as necessary, regarding potential impact of activities on program operations.
- Develop authoritative reports on compliance/non-compliance issues to Departmental management.
- Develop plans and objectives, as well as production and quality standards and metrics, priorities and controls for program(s) for which the incumbent is responsible.
- Evaluate progress toward achieving these goals and makes recommendations whether activities should be expanded, contracted, or modified based on analysis of the nature and impact of issues such as Departmental priorities, the nature of problems, new technology, and/or emerging legislation.
- Manage recurring analysis/studies of program activities to assess their effectiveness or efficiencies and implements improvements or corrections as necessary.
- Represent the Bureau and the Department, as necessary, on a variety of information collection and forms management issues.
- Serve as the Bureau Program Office liaison on rulemaking processes and requirements.
- Consult with and maintain regular communications with staff at other foreign affairs agencies to stay abreast of best practices.
- In the absence of the supervisor, may act as the Office Director when the entire management team is unavailable.
Required Skills and Experience Include:
- 2+ years of providing expert knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative analytical methods and techniques
- 2+ years substantial skill and experience in issues analysis and program resolution
- Demonstrative experience in developing new guidelines and regulatory materials
- Expert analytical skills and abilities in order to conduct research, identify and interpret statistical treads, make projections, correlate data, evaluate proposals and develop new measurement techniques.
- Associate’s degree
- Two years of additional IT experience may be substituted for each year of degree-level education.
Preferred skills and experience include:
- Expert knowledge of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) requirements as it relates to agency rulemaking preferred
- Ability to draw conclusions, analyze relationships and recommend actions preferred
- Previous customer service experience preferred
- Excellent written and oral communication techniques preferred
- Strong problem-solving, negotiation and mediation skills preferred
- Experience working on-site in a government facility a plus
Active Secret Clearance Required