Seriously, this is one of the sweeter federal postings I've seen. Maybe I should apply. If this is commonplace, I've been missing out. Look at this:
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
As an Environmental Policy Analyst, you will:
Prepare international climate and energy issue background and briefing material for senior executive branch officials to use in multilateral negotiations and economic summit and pre-summit meetings.
Help organize the formulation, defense, and clarification of U.S. government positions on climate and energy issues as they relate to finance, economics and the multilateral institutions.
Participate in the most substantive aspects of formulating and implementing Department of the Treasury and U.S. Government policies pertaining to international climate and energy issues.
Draft international policy papers defining and supporting U.S. government and Department of the Treasury international climate and energy issue policy positions. Write responses to the initiatives of foreign governments participating in international meetings and multilateral negotiations. Advise on, critiques, and recommends international energy and climate issue policies based on economic factors and outcomes.
Specialized experience for the GS-14: Specialized experience is fifty-two (52) weeks of experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as a strong environmental analysis background and regular assignment of independent work performing research and analysis of many issues relating to international climate and energy issues in order to make policy recommendations to senior officials. Examples of this type of experience would include: Regularly developing and leading complex research assignments on energy/climate issues that result in policy action by the senior-most levels of the U.S. Government, Agency, or Organization. It would also involve tasking, tracking, and providing guidance to a large team of researchers.
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.