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Senior Older Americans Policy Analyst

Consumer Education & Engagement - Older Americans
Closing date:
Washington, DC
(60) $111,684–$203,633 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service - Permanent), Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)


This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement, Office for Older Americans.

The mission of OA is to help older Americans plan and prepare for key decisions to achieve and keep later life economic security.

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As a Senior Older Americans Policy Analyst, you will:

  • Establish strategic goals, objectives and workplans; ensures coordination of project efforts across organizational lines; works with senior management to prioritize workplans and allocate the necessary resources to accomplish the key objectives; identifies risks and concerns and alerts senior managers and makes recommendations for improvement; coordinates the development of policy analysis and options memos on major policy issues and reviews all major policy proposals; prepares and delivers briefings, issue papers and key talking points to CEE leadership.
  • Assist the Assistant Director and/or Deputy Assistant Director in tasking and monitoring the status of projects and deliverables and ensures deadlines are met.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with organizations working with older adults to identify and develop needed programs and policy approaches to protect from financial fraud and deter deception of older adults in the financial marketplace.
  • Prepares and delivers briefings to senior managers, CFPB staff representatives, congressional staff, business or industry representatives, the public or others on program operations or project status related to highly sensitive, complex, and controversial issues where stakeholders have decidedly different perspectives and priorities.
  • Interpret high level economic, social and financial product research on issues affecting financial decision-making of older adults and synthesizes the results of research to agency senior staff, other policy makers and the public.

Travel Required

  • 25% or less - Occasional Travel

Supervisory Status

  • No

Promotion Potential

  • 60

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Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service - Permanent)

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. citizens.

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Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)

Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional appointments and reinstatement eligible. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments (including current CFPB employees on such appointments), or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or ICTAP Eligibles; or Eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or Eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act). Current CFPB employee should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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