Legislative Affairs Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 05, 2019
Closes
Apr 05, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to [0-2] nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
  • You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.

To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the respective grade level in which you are applying:

To qualify for the grade GS-12, you must have at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for the position must include 1) analyzing and interpreting policy documents; 2) drafting briefing statements or memos; 3) preparing materials for meetings with government officials; and 4) speaking to varied audiences; making recommendations to decision-makers on ways to accomplish goals.

To qualify for the grade GS-13, you must have at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. In addition to the requirements for the GS-12, this experience must include 1) analyzing and interpreting policy documents; 2) drafting briefing statements or memos; 3) preparing materials for meetings with government officials; 4) speaking to varied audiences; 5) analyzing the effects of legislative and/or regulatory changes; 6) analyzing options available to resolve issues; 7) briefing high-level officials on policy issues; and 8) making recommendations to decision-makers on ways to accomplish goals.

Volunteer Experience: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor.

Physical Demands: Occasional physical activity is required including walking or hiking during field inspections. The work is often accomplished under short deadlines requiring working at top peak on several projects at a time, over an extended period of time. When Congress is in session, work days may require more than the standard eight hours.

Working Conditions:
The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for tele-work and the selectee may be allowed to tele-work with supervisor approval.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.

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

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Decision Making
  • External Awareness
  • Manages and Organizes Information
  • Oral Communication
  • Reasoning
  • Writing

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