Supervisory Legislative Analyst

Washington D.C.
Oct 11, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
Analyst, Management
Full Time

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

This position is located in the Office of the Director (OD), Congressional and Legislative Affairs Staff office (CLAS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) located in Rockville, Maryland. Works directly with the IHS Director in managing and providing leadership on complex, sensitive, diverse and unique legislative and political matters involving American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN's). The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff and as the Director, CLAS, provides leadership and executive direction within the IHS for legislative planning to address the Administration's agenda. 

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3.


This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not to reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.


This position is being announced concurrently under Merit Promotion Status procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-R1-HQ-1988150-ESEP/MP for eligibility requirements. 

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Occasional travel - 2 - 5 time per year

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve a two year probationary period
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required
  • You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

    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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-14) in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work:

    Experience planning and coordinating a comprehensive legislative program, developing long range strategic program plans, evaluating program needs and accomplishments, and integrating various program needs into a unified and inclusive legislative plan of action. Experience coordinating participation in congressional hearings, including preparation of testimony and briefing materials. Experience advancing the legislative policy process through analysis and review of initiatives and issues.

    IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned.

    • Supervisory Probationary period may be required


    • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

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

    You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following:

    • Legal Government
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Oral Communication
    • Writing
      If you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, your application will be rated based on Category Rating and Selection procedures, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within each of these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-preference eligibles. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration.
    The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:

    Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, to be considered.

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