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Federal Student Aid Senior Advisor in United States

Summary This position is located in Partner Participation and Oversight, Partner Enforcement and Consumer Protection Directorate. Responsibilities APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 75 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 75th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first. We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application. As a Senior Advisor, AD-0301-00, GS-15 equivalent, you will be responsible for: Continued development and implementation of Enforcement’s strategic objectives, including devising and implementing a risk analysis for institutions under Enforcement’s purview. Coordinates the development of short-and long-term strategic plans, ensuring internal consistency and alignment with FSA strategic plan, policies, and priorities. Develops and establishes risk measurement and management methodologies, providing an overall risk model for Enforcement activities. Defines risk, non-compliance, and misconduct of schools and their service providers that would result in investigation and/or enforcement. Directs the strategic plan implementation process which includes facilitating and coordinating development of the strategic objectives, researching, and monitoring emerging issues and key strategic topics, organizing, and facilitating meetings regarding the strategic initiatives with the executive team. Ensures the collection and analysis of data to monitor the tracking of complaints, whistleblower info, and investigations by other law enforcement entities using this data to facilitate business improvements. Represents the Department at meetings, and in coordination with enforcement divisions of other federal and state agencies. Communicates with Institutions of Higher Education and other third parties concerning enforcement matters. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a US Citizen You may be subject to serve a two-year trial period. Background Investigation Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. We will consider all qualifying experience, including any volunteer experience. Qualifications Minimum Qualification Requirements Specialized Experience for the GS-15 equivalent:One year of experience equivalent to the GS-14 equivalent performing at least two (2) of the following three (3) duties or work assignments:1. Experience evaluating policies, plans, and operations to assist in developing strategy to implement within an organization.2. Experience conducting risk-based oversight by collecting, monitoring, and analyzing information from various resources/stakeholders to identify, avoid or improve compliance issues.3. Experience preparing reports/summaries on recommendations to improve business processes based on risk management findings.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement).1. Skills in strategy formulation, critical thinking and multi-tasking.2. Ability to develop risk models using various modeling techniques.3. Ability to develop and implement sophisticated programmatic and mission critical strategies that support the overall operation of Enforcement and FSA.4. Skills in applying a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for assessing risk, developing key risk indicators, and assessing risk mitigation effectiveness.5. Skills in written and oral communication. Education Additional Information As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional guidance regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement. Due to COVID-19, FSA is currently in an expanded telework posture. When it is determined that the agency will be moving to the reopening phase, employees may be expected to physically return to the office of their official duty locations. Telework or Remote Work determinations will be based on the requirements of the organization and may require a waiting period for eligibility. Such determinations will be made once the agency enters the reopening phase. People with Disabilities: We are committed to expanding access to employment by hiring people with disabilities; providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities; and, identifying and removing barriers to work. Persons with disabilities, including disabled veterans, may apply for jobs filled either competitively (where qualified individuals compete with one another through a structured process), noncompetitively (where a qualified individual may be selected based on a special hiring authority), or through an excepted appointing authority for people with disabilities (i.e., Schedule A). If you require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please visit: Veterans’ Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email to schedule a session with a career counselor (“Veterans Counseling Session” should be placed in the subject line of the email). Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959, you must have registered for the Selective Service. For more information, please visit: or and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and subject to a pre-appointment investigation/background check. Level of this position is T2, Moderate Risk.If selected for this position, you will be required to successfully complete a two-year probationary period. This position is considered non-essential for purposes of reporting to work during federal government closures. This position does nor require financial disclosure. This position is telework eligible. This position is not included in the bargaining unit.