Congressional Operations Analyst

Arlington, Virginia
Mar 27, 2017
Apr 26, 2017
Full Time

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

Note: The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions.  This position is subject to the hiring freeze.  Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

About the Position:

  • Management may choose to fill at either GS-11 or GS-12 grade level for this position. 
  • This position is located at: Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison.
  • Office Description of the Working Environment: Work is performed in an office setting and includes the everyday risks and discomforts typical of such settings.

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  •  U.S. Citizens

  • Not Required

  • No


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Experience required for the GS-11: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.

Specialized experience is defined as: assisting in providing administrative support to ensure tasks such as annual training is completed, parking permits are coordinated and congressional identification badges are secured; monitoring responses to inquiries to ensure they are organized, clear and concise; verifying facts for complex regulatory or program information to discourage misinformation to Congress; and recognizing inconsistencies in related regulations to recommend alternative solutions to the issue at hand.  

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). 

Experience required for the GS-12: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. 

Specialized experience is defined as: participating in discussions, meetings, and conferences to recommend solutions for the issue at hand; researching congressional processes to provide advice and guidance to the Hill Division; coordinating with congressional legislative liaisons in preparing, coordination and staffing of travel documents; and evaluating a variety of legislative reference and informational materials to identify items of importance as they pertain to agency programs and objectives.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). 


You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:  


The Army Civilian Education System (CES) is a structured, progressive, sequential program which broadens the targeted civilian educational training base. It provides leader training and education that supports civilian leaders' career path requirements and professional development, and promotes lifelong learning and self development as integral parts of the civilian leader development program. CES provides leader development opportunities for Army civilians.

The following course and time requirements apply to this position: The Foundation Course (FC) is required for all employees hired after 30 September 2006. The Basic Course (BC) must be completed within one year of placement into the position. The Intermediate Course (IC) must be completed within two years after placement into the position. Similar training will be reviewed for equivalency. See website for more CES information:

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. 

For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

Education Substitution:


For GS-11 Level: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree Or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree Or LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.


Note: You must include a copy of your transcripts and certifications if you are qualifying based on education


Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management and U.S. Department of Education websites at -


Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.


Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.


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