Posted by: ARServices on Oct 11, 2021
Alexandria , VA
ARServices is looking for an experienced, dynamic Policy Analyst to support the Department of Veterans Affairs Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and Office of Transition and Economic Development (OTED) Support Services contract. TAP supports over 200,000 Servicemembers that leave military service and return to life as civilians. TAP is an overarching program implemented by each of the military services (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard) to provide transition assistance, information, training, counseling, and services to eligible service members to enable them to be career-ready upon separation, retirement, or release from active duty.
The right person will be a self-starter with 7 or more years of experience in policy analysis, policy development and implementation, governance, legislative affairs, and Veteran issues. Previous experience supporting interagency processes is mandatory.
The work is temporarily remote to accommodate COVID guidelines; some (part-time) presence on client site (Washington, D.C.) or ARServices space likely after COVID restrictions are lifted.
Serve as primary Point-of-Contact for the customer on all matter related to the TAP interagency governance process, including conducting research, tracking legislation and public reports related to TAP, preparing background briefings, talking points, agendas, and policy memoranda, and scheduling meetings Direct and supervise junior staff in preparing for internal and interagency meetings including maintaining participant lists, sending electronic invitations, ensuring proper working of meeting and collaboration tools, taking notes, providing meeting summaries, conducting appropriate follow-up on action items, and managing records Serve as an advisor to the customer in the areas of policy (especially legislative policy) and governance Track current issues related to TAP and Veteran issues including proposed legislation, oversight reports, and stakeholder reports and analyses (VSOs, think tanks, etc.) Assist in preparing testimony and supporting documentation for Congressional hearing and reports Support dialogue and coordination with other parts of the Department of Veterans Affairs including Office of General Counsel, Office of Legislative Affairs, VHA, and NCA Analyze and interpret government agency policies (DOL, ED, SBA, OPM, and DHS), evaluates potential impact to the organization's operation, and provides recommendations to government personnel for implementation of changes related to those policies Review internal policies, plans, programs to ensure consistency with corresponding government regulations and laws Provide OTED leadership with regular reports documenting legislation affecting OTED programs and policies
Organize work, allocate resources, track progress, review draft products and deliverables, and ensure timely communication of work and issues to customers, Prime contractor, and other stakeholders Ensure compliance with administrative requirements of the project
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university 7+ years of professional experience in public policy and program implementation, preferably at the Federal level 3+ years of experience supporting interagency coordination or similar multi-stakeholder governance Knowledge of Veteran issues, VA policies and programs, governance, and program design, development, and implementation Strong customer relations skills including ability to form partnership and working relationships with Prime contractor and other subcontractors Understanding of the legislative process and political landscape Excellent verbal and writing skills Ability to work in a collaborative team environment Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint Ability to obtain and maintain a NACI national Agency Check with Inquiries) Public Trust Clearance (requires U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or EAD)
Masters degree in relevant field and/or relevant certification Prior experience support Transition Assistance Program at VA or one of the other Federal partners
ARServices is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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