Legislative Liaison

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 29, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This assignment is a 1-year non-reimbursable assignment.
The selected candidate will serve as a Legislative Liaison in a fast-paced, professional environment where detailee will assist with all aspects of hearing preparation for senior-level officials and congressional briefings as well as analyze, research, and formulate official responses to requests from Members of Congress, their staff, and congressional oversight committees on matters of Congressional interest, inquiry or investigation.
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Responsibilities

  • The responsibilities described are for the full performance level.
  • Serve as a Legislative Liaison in a fast-paced, professional environment where detailee will assist with all aspects of hearing preparation for senior-level officials and congressional briefings.
  • Analyze, research, and formulate official responses to requests from Members of Congress, their staff, and congressional oversight committees on matters of Congressional interest, inquiry or investigation.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must currently hold a GS-13, 14, 15 , or equivalent grade level
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications

Qualifications Required:
  • 2+ years of experience in formulating and implementing policies and programs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Basic knowledge of social media and traditional media platforms. Experience in developing written materials for senior leadership; and possess the ability to convey a variety of complex issues to varied audiences.
  • Basic knowledge of the legislative process and the functions and responsibilities of the Executive Branch.
  • Knowledge of key functions of federal agencies and departments with which congressional staff may be referred to for responsive action.
  • 2+ years of project management experience.
  • Ability to accurately anticipate and define problems as well as develop and present solutions/alternatives to sensitive/controversial issues.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)


  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).


  • How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this Joint Duty Assignment.

    If you are among the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. After reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination will be made. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

    Note: DHS continues to take necessary steps to keep our workforce safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you receive a final Joint Duty Assignment offer to onboard, please complete the onboarding requirements and/or forms and submit them electronically in an expeditious manner. Your start date may be delayed if the action above is not completed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    Resume: Do not include any personally identifiable information (PII) i.e., home address, social security number, or date of birth. Your resume must clearly demonstrate you have experience which meets the requirements of this position as outlined in the "Qualifications" section.

    SF-50: Submit a copy of your official SF-50 (no text version) or other official "Notification of Personnel Action" document which shows the following information:
  • Your appointment in the Federal service
  • Tenure
  • Grade and Step
  • Full performance level
  • If your SF-50(s) does not provide the information needed to make a final determination for qualification, you will be found ineligible for the position.

    DHS Form 250-02: Complete and submit the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Application DHS Form 250-02 .

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