Congressional Liaison Representative
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Selective Placement Factor: Candidate must possess thorough experience of the working for Members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House and their various committees and the protocol and procedures that apply in dealing with its principals and staff members during the preparation of correspondence requiring familiarity strategic communication.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized included but not limited to a comprehensive knowledge and thorough understanding of the organization, polices of the Executive Branch, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, other service departments, the Secretary of the Air Force, the Air Staff, and major commands. Broad expertise and comprehensive knowledge of key public laws governing the services, such as Title 10, United States Code, the Freedom of Information Act, and Privacy Act, as well as the Uniform Code of Military Justice and non-judicial punishment. Knowledge of analytical, evaluation, and research processes. Planning, organizing and directing staff teams from across DoD research issues, establishing options and proposing a courses of action (COAs). (COAs will often lead to policy changes at the highest echelons.) Work requires knowledge of grammar, writing and editing practices, and the style requirements of the individual signing the final product. It also requires knowledge of readily available sources of information on the appropriate subjects including internet and subject matter experts.Knowledge of practical management analysis. Adapts computer research system and tools to respond to often-vague issues. Employs analytical tools to modify work methods, administrative workflow, and measure productivity. Assesses and recommends changes to staffing patterns and workflow, and measure productivity. Assessing and recommending changes to staffing patterns and workflow processes to support Directorate needs and Congressional requests. Evaluating policies and procedures received from higher echelons and determining the applicability and impact upon the Air Force and the Department of Defense.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of established public laws, policies, concepts, principles and practices as they relate to Legislative Liaison, gained through experience and skill in applying this knowledge to difficult and complex assignments.
2. Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Legislative Liaison operation, higher echelon organizations, the Air Staff and the Offices of the Secretary of Defense and other Federal Departments/ Agencies.
3. Demonstrated skill in communicating effectively with tact and diplomacy, orally and in writing to advocate AF positions; to negotiate complex issues; to respond to criticism of the organization's functions or performance to logically and effectively explain programs, functions and activities to gain understanding of the organization's efforts by concerned publics; and to negotiate complex issues, programs and functions with people having varying levels of understanding of Air Force and Legislative Liaison programs and activities.
4. Skill in analysis and problem solving.
5. Ability to analyze facts, identify problems, report findings, make conclusions and recommend corrective or other appropriate action.
6. Ability to interpret and apply regulations, procedures and/or precedents to provide advice and solve specific problems.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
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Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
BASIS OF RATING:
Your application will be rated under the Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualifications requirement. Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran Preference is still applied.
Category 3, Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.
Category 2, Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.
Category 1, Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The numeric rating you received is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully.