OIRA is Hiring!

by Emily Bremer — Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018@emilysbremer

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is hiring a Policy Analyst!  This is a great opportunity that doesn’t come around very often.  From the job advertisement:

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is seeking candidates for a policy analyst position in OIRA’s Information Policy (IP) Branch. OIRA is responsible for regulatory, information and statistical policy within OMB and the Federal government generally.

The IP branch is responsible for the review of draft federal regulations and information collection requests from the Department of Treasury, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and a number of independent agencies including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Federal Deposit Insurance Commission (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and National Credit Union Association (NCUA). These reviews include the evaluation of the economic and legal aspects of rules submitted to OIRA under Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13771 and the review of agency information collections under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) among other related authorities.

As a Policy Analyst, GS-0301, 11/13 your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

Policy analysts within the IP Branch are the core source of expertise on matters pertaining to the regulatory and information policies of Federal departments and agencies with tax policy/administration, financial, banking, consumer protection missions. Policy analysts are responsible for:

  • Assist with meeting the objectives of Executive Order No. 12866, Executive Order No. 13563, Executive Order 13771, and the Paperwork Reduction Act and provide analytical support to OMB policy officials on a variety of regulatory issues as well as understand, and confirm agency analyses comply with the requirements of OMB Circular A-4, “Regulatory Analysis”.
  • Participate in a variety of cross-cutting research studies with other staff members the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, other divisions of OMB, and other Federal agencies.
  • Evaluating the economic and legal aspects of tax policy/administration, financial, banking, or consumer protection regulatory actions, emphasizing analysis of the costs and benefits of regulatory actions.
  • Coordinating the interagency review of regulations to ensure consistency with Administration regulatory priorities, principles and procedures.
  • Providing information and advice to OMB and White House officials on all aspects of regulatory and information policies and programs.
  • Reviewing agency information collection requests to ensure consistency with the Paperwork Reduction Act.
  • Reviewing agency information collections to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act.
  • Working with agencies across the Federal government in a multi-disciplinary setting to improve government decision-making and interagency coordination regarding regulatory policy.

These duties require the use of economic, statistical and other quantitative and analytical methods.

Status candidates (i.e., current and former federal employees and veterans) should apply here, and non-status candidates (i.e., members of the general public) should apply here.

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About Emily Bremer

Emily S. Bremer is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. Before joining the faculty, Professor Bremer taught at the University of Wyoming College of Law, served as the Research Chief of the Administrative Conference of the United States, worked as an associate in the telecommunications and appellate practice of Wiley Rein LLP, and clerked for Hon. Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Her research focuses on administrative procedure and issues at the intersection of public and private governance, with a particular focus on the use of privately developed technical standards in government regulation.

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