Director, Office of Government Relations

Employer
Smithsonian Institution
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 07, 2017
Closes
Apr 04, 2017
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The position serves as Director, Government Relations, with responsibility for providing advice, insight, analysis, coordination, and liaison with respect to legislative and political activities related to the programs and activities of the Smithsonian Institution (SI). Advises the Secretary and other Smithsonian officials on matters of interest to Congress, the Executive Branch, and units of state and local governments. Provides analysis and advice as a participant in top-level policy discussions. Directly reports to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and External Affairs.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Pass Pre-Employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Applicants must clearly demonstrate the necessary level of managerial and leadership skills and competence to perform successfully in this position. This includes a degree in an applicable subject matter field, or a combination of education and appropriate experience that provides knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through successful completion of a four year course of study in an applicable subject matter field. An advanced degree is highly desirable.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE
    In addition, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-15 level. Specialized experience is defined as the demonstrated knowledge and leadership skills as it relates to providing advice, insight, analysis, coordination and liaison with respect to legislative and political activities related to programs and activities of a large, multi-disciplinary complex organization.

    The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    In addition, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-15 level. Specialized experience is defined as the demonstrated knowledge and leadership skills as it relates to providing advice, insight, analysis, coordination and liaison with respect to legislative and political activities related to programs and activities of a large, multi-disciplinary complex organization.

    The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    1. Demonstrated ability to manage an office that carries out a large number of diverse and often complex projects, and consistently meets the standards and expectations of the Secretary, and other key stakeholders.

    2. Demonstrated ability to understand and conceptualize the diverse missions, goals, needs, and operating environment of the central Smithsonian administration and units, including your ability to work collaboratively and to establish and maintain strong relationships.

    3. Experience working effectively with representatives of Government agencies, private organizations and partners, and members of the public.

    4. Skill in leading, supervising and managing a multi-disciplined and culturally diverse workforce. This should include attracting, retaining and motivating employees and implementing EEO/Affirmative Action programs.

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