PROGRAM ANALYST (CONGRESSIONAL AFFAIRS ADVISOR)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 21, 2017
Closes
Sep 21, 2017
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

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.

WHAT DOES A PROGRAM ANALYST CONGRESSIONAL AFFAIRS ADVISOR DO?
As a Congressional Affairs Advisor you will serve as an authority and project coordinator for the development, formulation, promulgation and implementation of legislative efforts in the Congress, and may be assigned both House and Senate activities. Additionally, the incumbent is a senior specialist in the formulation of political strategies for substantive, mission-oriented programs. Specifically, you will use your analytical and technical skills to Conduct in-depth analyses of project data, requirements, and impact and you will identify problem areas and determine how to resolve them.

WHAT IS THE COMMUNICATIONS & LIAISON DIVISION? Communications & Liaison Division (C & L) touches every aspect of the IRS mission through its information-sharing activities from communicating internally with IRS employees to communicating with taxpayers, Congress and state and local agencies. From handling thousands of media contacts and information requests to helping taxpayers understand and meet their tax responsibilities, C & L is vital to IRS operations.

Positions are located in Washington, DC.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Travel of 1 to 5 nights per month may be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


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    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

    GS-14 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: leading major project assignments that required a range of tax or appropriations laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the program affected by the assigned project or study in order to provide recommended approaches and solutions to executives and leadership for resolution. You must have experience analyzing or interpreting Tax Law for the effect of law changes on operations and resource needs or participating in the Budget and Appropriations legislative process in order to advise senior officials or executives on options and outcomes of the changes. Coordinating and integrating project objectives and recommendations with stakeholders to effectively implement legislative or resource changes within your organization. Communicate both verbally and in writing to explain and advise senior officials or executives about legislative mandates and Congressional intent.

    - The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or VolunteerService. One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.
    -To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    - Relocation expenses – NO
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    - - We offer opportunities for telework.
    - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    - A 1-year probationary period is required.
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    - 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.
    - Undergo an income tax verification.
    - Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
    - The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
    - In accordance with 5 CFR 302.12, if you currently hold a position in the competitive service and are selected for and accept the Attorney position in the excepted service, you must sign a Notification and Acknowledgment indicating that you voluntarily relinquish the competitive position you currently hold.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Oral Communication, Planning and Evaluating, Writing, Project Management, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Legislative Analysis and Legislative Process . Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. 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.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will notreimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. 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 receive a rating of 80 or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.


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