The Office of Congressional and Public Relations is the focal point within the OIG for providing liaison with congressional committees and staff on OIG priorities, goals and work products, addressing media requests for information conducting legislative and regulatory analysis, coordinating through informational materials, special outreach and prevention activities.
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This position is located in the office of Inspector General, Office of Congressional and Public Relations. The office is the focal point within the OIG for providing liaison with congressional committees and staff on OIG priorities, goals and work products, addressing media requests for information conducting legislative and regulatory analysis, coordinating through informational materials, special outreach and prevention activities that call attention to fraud, waste, and abuse in DOL programs, managing the preparation, publication and distribution of the OIG Semiannual Report, and other OIG publications, and providing oversight or serving as the primary OIG focal point on external communication programs.
The incumbent functions as a program analyst and is responsible for supporting the full range of congressional and public affairs activities for the OIG, nationwide.
Performs complex analytical work concerning the review of legislation, regulations and other materials that may impact DOL or OIG programs or operations; developing and coordinating congressional testimony that clearly state the OIG's position on legislative or regulatory proposals or DOL programs or operations; preparing analyses on selected DOL or OIG program areas that can be used by OIG Executive staff for long-term project planning; and managing various aspects of the OIG's internal and external communications program as a lead analyst; and other special projects as assigned.
Manages some portions of the Inspector General's (IG) testimony before congressional committees including: developing and writing the IG's written and oral statements; coordinating any necessary briefings between OIG Executive Staff and congressional Members or their staff; developing possible and anticipated questions and answers for use during hearings; and preparing briefing materials that include written, statistical, and/or visual information. The incumbent is also responsible for responding to any follow-up questions or requests for additional information from congressional committees on behalf of the IG.
Coordinates for distribution OIG news releases on significant OIG work, drafts quotes for the IG, as necessary, and responds to follow-up inquiries from the media for additional information or clarification. The incumbent also manages and distributes various internal communications such as an electronic newsletter and compilations of congressional and regulatory documents.
Through a variety of electronic information sources, through various published and unpublished sources; and from information gleaned from DOL program agencies, or Congressional committee contacts, the incumbent identifies, reviews, analyzes and then tracks selected, key legislative proposals that may have an impact on the OIG, the DOL or its program agencies, or on IG-wide or government-wide programs and operations.
Occasional travel – May require occasional travel.
13 – Position Full Promotion Potential is the GS-13. There is no obligation for future promotions – they are dependent on ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee at a higher level & supervisory approval.
Conditions of Employment
- Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
- Requires a valid drivers license.
- Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
- Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
Also advertised as MS-20-OIG-OCPR-05 for status applicants; to be considered for each, apply to BOTH vacancies.
Local commuting area is considered to be within a 50-mile radius of duty location.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal Service.
Required Specialized Experience: In addition, to qualify for this position, applicants must demonstrate ANY of the following specialized experience elements: Experience developing a variety of congressional reports; reviewing, analyzing, and tracking legislative proposals; drafting congressional correspondence; maintaining liaison with congressional staff; developing and coordinating congressional testimony and briefings; responding to inquiries from the media; developing and coordinating distribution of news releases; drafting press quotes; serving as liaison to government agencies; and performing complex analytical work concerning the review of legislation, regulations and other materials.
NOTE: A writing sample may be required at the time of interview.
This position is outside the Bargaining Unit.
This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.
Candidates required to obtain the necessary Security Investigation Level.
No Relocation or Permanent Change of Station Incentives will be offered.
There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at the GS-12 level.
Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.
If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.
Category A – Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
Category B – Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.
Category C – Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
Knowledge of Governmental Processes: Knowledge of Federal budget, legislative, administrative, regulatory, and other governmental processes.
Communications and Liaison: Knowledge of the development, communication, and dissemination of materials and information for use by the public, media congressional members and staffs, senior government officials, and other interested parties.
External and Organizational Awareness: Identifies and keeps up-to-date on key economic, political and social trends that affect the organization. Understands the organization's mission and functions, which include strategic and operational goals, programs, policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, courtesy, sensitivity and consideration to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others; develops and maintains effective relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, as well as individuals who are appear difficult, hostile, or distressed.
Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; attends to nonverbal cues and responds appropriately.
Competencies continued under "Benefits"
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)
INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".
Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)
Trust determination process
The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.
– Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting honorable or general discharge or release within 120 days, click Active Duty ). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. For more information, go to: http: www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx
– Displaced Employee Placement Documents – Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
– Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted
Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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