Congressional Affairs Specialist (CACO)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Nov 24, 2021
Closes
Nov 26, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Coordinate meetings to discuss compliance, regulations, and administration policy.
  • Organize administrative operations of all congressional visits to Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).
  • Oversee post-hearing action processes.
  • Interpret program planning guidance in the missions of the Agency in response to Congressional queries.
  • Manage ongoing correspondence covering diverse functional areas to completion.
  • Assist leadership in the strategic development of ANC and ANMC programs.
  • Communicate inquiry processes to ANC staff on SACO (Staff Action Control Office) actions.
  • Interpret guidelines to produce timely internal Congressional communications.
  • Manage complex issues that affect the organizational structure and functionality of Agency staff.
  • Interact with committees to coordinate inquiry responses, engagement plans, and legislative movement through committees.
  • Advise leadership by assisting the action officer with the drafting of proposals and business case analysis.
  • Research of position papers on congressional and legislative actions of importance to the Agency.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/


Qualifications

Who May Apply : Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Specialized Experience GS-13 : One year of specialized experience which includes performing full range of congressional inquiry work including staffing, research, analysis and formulation of official responses to written and telephonic requests; managing multiple time sensitive and complex tasks; coordinating strategic engagements for senior leaders with Members of Congress; and monitoring legislative budget cycle, reporting on changes that may impact agency. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

Specialized Experience GS-12 : One year of specialized experience which includes coordinating congressional inquiries; writing official responses for requests; managing multiple tasks; and coordinating meetings for senior leaders with Members of Congress. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

Time in Grade Requirement : Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11/12).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Administration and Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Organizational Awareness


Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 22 - Public Affairs and Communications Media position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.


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