Emergency Management Congressional Liaison Specialist

Washington, D.C
Oct 27, 2021
Nov 03, 2021
Full Time

Incumbent is responsible for day-to-day facilitation of external coordination, collaboration, and oversight of key programs on behalf of the House. Requires coordination with other Legislative Branch Organizations, Federal agencies, and private sector entities regarding relevant issues, initiatives, and standards. The Congressional Liaison Specialist will provide input and collaboration on items such as budget, personnel resourcing, program security, life safety initiatives, and continuity initiatives. This position reports to the Director Operations and Plans with the Program Manager, Congressional Liaison serving as the immediate supervisor.

Duties Include:

(may include a variety of these duties, but are not limited to the following)

Grades 7/8/9

1. Serve as a Sergeant at Arms liaison to key House partners for the emergency management and continuity program.

2. Work alongside program managers, contracts finance, human resources, logistics, and security personnel to oversee and coordinate various aspects of the program.

3. Liaise with Congressional staff and external entities regarding issues, initiatives, and standards related to management and administration efforts.

4. Track and communicate project plans, objectives, milestones, expectations, and products to team members and stakeholders.

5. Provide support to House partners, including analysis of cross-cutting issues and ensure rapid response to issues and questions raised by senior House personnel.

6. Support the collective development, review, and analysis of policies, plans, and procedures for budget and administrative program components.

7. Conduct financial analysis, tracking, and forecasting of budgetary issues, programs, and projects.

8. Support the collective development, review/analysis, and execution of policies, regulations, and procedures for government program security plans.

9. Regularly communicate and coordinate with partners (verbally and in writing) to effectively foster working relationships and to develop reports and briefings for senior-level audience.

10. Monitor calendars, schedules, and activities and report items of interest to House personnel.

11. Coordinate visits and briefings for senior staff, on behalf of the House.

12. Attend meetings, capture notes, and share key takeaways with applicable staff.

13. Support exercise development and execution, as needed.

14. Support House Operations Center activations, special events, and projects, as required.

15. Serves as a watch officer in the House Operations Center Duty Program; 1-4 days per month; available to work long hours, nights, and weekends, when necessary.

16. Serve on-call 24/7 to deploy to support emergency management and continuity efforts.

17. Acts to support the Director, Operations and Plans, and Program Manager, Congressional Liaison to carry out various assignments which further the goals of EMD. May be required to act as the Program Manager, Congressional Liaison in his/her absence.

18. Performs other duties as assigned.

Grades 8 & 9

In addition to the above duties, the incumbent performs the following:

1. Provide specialized expertise, direction, guidance, oversight, and support for multiple related initiatives with intersecting goals, requirements, and outcomes to ensure program performance.

2. Conducts extensive coordination with senior House personnel, Executive Branch, and/or other Legislative Branch agency points of contact.

3. Manages multiple projects and programs without continuous oversight and direction.

4. Assists the Director, Operations and Plans and Program Manager, Congressional Liaison with special projects.


Conditions of Employment

  • USAJobs Conditions of Employment


Work Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree and some project/program management experience. Additional background, education, or training in organizational budgeting or federal procurement and government contracting fields is highly encouraged. Top Secret and SCI security clearance required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Ability to thrive when there is ambiguity, remain composed when there are priority and deadline fluctuations, and withstand the tests of a rapidly changing environment with resilience and resolve.

2. Experience and knowledge of task management techniques and ability to perform and support simultaneous, complex, and multi-disciplinary tasks.

3. Experience and understanding of organizational budgeting processes, federal contracting, and/or federal procurement practices.

4. General knowledge of program security requirements, components, and best practices.

5. Understanding of and ability to apply critical information sharing processes, methods, and dynamics in cross-organizational efforts for different audiences.

6. Analytical, judgment, and problem-solving skills to work on short deadlines and resolve critical issues.

7. Knowledge of national policies, best practices, and planning in Emergency Management; keeps abreast of changes in the emergency management field that could impact or improve the House program.

8. Ability to work well under pressure, exercise discretion and sound judgment while independently solving problems.

9. Excellent computer skills (e.g., word processing, presentation slides, spreadsheets, data management, etc.).

10. Refined and proficient communication ability.

11. Strong organizational skills.

12. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Grades 8 & 9

Considerations for Grades 8 & 9 will be based on education, years of experience, management experience, and demonstrated ability to effectively interact with politically sensitive issues in technical and legislative environments.

Work Schedule

Full time, permanent. M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and work outside of normal business hours when necessary, evenings, and weekends may be required. Occasional travel may be required (
Applicant Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter referencing the job title "Emergency Management Congressional Liaison". Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M., on Friday, November 12, 2021.

The Office of the Sergeant at Arms is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of all identity groups to apply.

**This position has been designated as a Testing Designated Position pursuant to the Officers' Drug-Free Workplace Plan**

If considered for an interview, the applicant must provide additional information requested in the Office of SAA Employment Application (to be provided). Submission of this application does not guarantee an interview.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check and drug screening. The Office of the Sergeant at Arms is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. This position has been determined to be EXEMPT from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Veterans' Preference Information :

Hiring for this position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.

**Only applicants seeking veterans' preference consideration should indicate this in their cover letter.

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