Posted by: ARServices on Oct 11, 2021
Alexandria , VA
ARServices is looking for an experienced, dynamic Senior 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 8 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. Ideal candidates will also have training and/or experience supporting large-scale organizational redesigns or other business process reengineering projects within one or more Federal agencies.
The work is temporarily remote to accommodate COVID guidelines; some (part-time) presence on client site (Washington DC) or ARServices space likely after COVID restrictions are lifted.
Provide trusted Subject Matter Expertise on all matters 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 Manage a comprehensive, proactive, and mature legislative management operation, tracking legislative activity (e.g., bill tracking, hearing tracking, floor activity, etc.) while delivering expert analysis to our customer apprised on a regular basis Assist in preparing testimony and supporting documentation for Congressional hearing and reports Provide OTED leadership with regular reports documenting legislation affecting OTED programs and policies Provide oversight to 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 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 Support a broad scope of technical work related to assessing organizational efficiency and effectiveness, documenting existing processes, synthesizing business needs into functional requirements, identifying improvement opportunities, and developing performance metrics and change management plans. 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 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
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 8+ 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 Experience with Business Process Improvement, particularly within a Federal agency or supporting large, complex organizations 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 U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or EAD to obtain and maintain a NACI (National Agency Check with Inquiries) Public Trust Clearance
Master's degree in relevant field and/or relevant certification Prior experience support Transition Assistance Program at VA or one of the other Federal partners Prior experience on Capitol Hill Lean Six Sigma Green / Black Belt certification
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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