Supervisory Regulations Specialist
Department Of The Treasury - Washington, DC

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Do you want an exciting challenge to change your career or build upon your experience in providing support to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)? The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

TTB's mission is to collect alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition excise taxes; to ensure that alcohol beverages are labeled, advertised and marketed in accordance with the law; and to administer the laws and regulations in a manner that protects the revenue, protects the consumer, and promotes voluntary compliance.

You will serve as the Chief of the Regulations and Rulings Division (RRD) and as a key advisor to the Assistant Administrator (Headquarters Operations) on issues and matters concerning the Bureau's regulatory initiative programs and rulemaking projects. The position is located in the Office of Assistant Administrator, Headquarters Operations, Regulations and Rulings Division.

"TTB ranks among the top 5% according to the 2012 survey of the "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government."

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We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

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As a Supervisory Regulations Specialist, you will:
Exercise full supervisory authority over RRD personnel. Oversee, plan, and coordinate regulatory initiative/rulemaking programs and coordinate the work of RRD Deputy Directors. Develop measurement criteria for assessing the effectiveness of supervisors.

Conduct continuing reviews of the effectiveness of RRD’s regulatory initiatives and rulemaking programs. Oversee day-to-day operations and activities of supervisors. Plan, develop, and assist in outlining the supervisors' objectives and goals. Plan and develop performance measures to ensure efficiency and economy of supervisors.

Advise the Assistant Administrator (Headquarters Operations) on significant issues/matters regarding RRD's programs/projects pertaining to the regulation of the following industries: distilled spirits, wine, malt beverage, firearms and ammunition, excise tax, and tobacco. Responsible for the budget formulation process for RRD. Monitor domestic and foreign legislative issues relating to the distilled spirits, wine, malt beverage, firearms, and ammunition excise tax and tobacco industries.

Initiate and oversee the preparation and issuance of procedures, instructions and other media for guidance, relating to distilled spirits, wine, malt beverage, firearms and ammunition excise tax, and tobacco industries, in the form of regulations, rulings, circulars, and advisory letters.

Coordinate and review RRD personnel's regulatory writing to domestic and foreign industry members, the public, and Bureau officials. Represent the Bureau on intra-agency and inter-agency task forces and special projects relating to RRD responsibilities.

In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

Specialized experience: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience where the applicant has served as a regulatory writer and advisor in the review, analysis, and evaluation of proposed legislation and regulations in terms of its foreseeable affect on programs, policies, procedures, regulations methods of operation, and extent of operation, and on existing legislation and regulations.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a

prorated basis.

Your application includes your:
1. Resume,
2. Responses to the online questions, and
3. Required supporting documents.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements : Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

2. Rating : Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: knowledge of industry laws and policies, leadership and supervisory skills, oral and written communication. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, A, B or C, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

3. Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:

Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;

Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;

Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;

A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
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We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

We will not pay relocation expenses.

This is a non-bargaining designated position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

Complete a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period (unless already completed).

Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9( ). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

Successfully complete a background investigation.

Obtain and maintain a moderate risk clearance.

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