Legislative Advisor

Washington, D.C
Dec 08, 2021
Dec 15, 2021
Full Time

As a Legislative Advisor, PE-0301-III, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Fosters and maintains productive working relationships with Congressional Committee and Member staff and represents the GAO to Congressional Committee and Member staff and Members by communicating the status, issues, sensitivity, information gathered, and importance of engagements undertaken by GAO personnel.

Provides technical insight and expertise regarding GAO engagements (i.e. status, deliverables, reporting) to Congressional committee staff and members; and interfaces with engagement personnel to track, manage, and ensure that GAO's reports adequately and sufficiently address the concerns of the Congress.

Communicates highly technical and sensitive policies, protocols, and procedures used by the Congress and GAO to exchange or request information to agency personnel.

Provides oversight and guidance of engagements that are of particular interest to the Congress. This requires communicating with mission staff at all levels to help ensure that specific data, research, calculations, or analysis is performed and communicated by analysts to provide Congress with the highest quality objective information and insight on the performance of government funded programs.

Reviews the accuracy and completeness of "report packages" prior to submission to the Congress thereby ensuring that specific data or information elements related to the Congress are captured.

Oversees the receipt, assignment, and management of congressional requests and mandates directed by the congress to GAO; and ensures that any issues impeding the quality, deliverability, and response to congressional requests is resolved.


Conditions of Employment

You must meet all qualification requirements before the announcement closes.
You must be a U.S. citizen
You may be required to submit a financial disclosure statement.
You must be suitable for federal employment.
Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov).
Completion of a probationary period may be required.


Applicants must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower grade/band equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as demonstrated experience in providing significant advice and having substantial interaction with Congressional Committees and Members and with their staffs on a diverse range of matters. Experience must also demonstrate working with Congressional Rules and procedures, legislative dynamics, and the ability to identify issues of sensitivity to the organization, Congress, or both.


This position does not have an education requirement.

Additional information

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

OPTION FOR ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS: Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request accommodation, please email ReasonableAccommodation@gao.gov.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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