This position is part of the Official Journals of Government, Government Publishing Office in Washington, District of Columbia.

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  • Assists in publication of daily, monthly, and annual Congressional Record Index?that provides access to remarks and activities by Members, individuals, organizations, and legislative business mentioned in the?Congressional Record.
  • Manages with the Chief to develop requirements for printed and online products. Implements production standards, guidelines, and deadlines to ensure timely production and dissemination of printed and online products.
  • Reviews Index manuscripts prepared by other writers in the Congressional Record Index Office. As necessary, edits manuscripts for clarity and ensures that the item does not conflict with other Index information.
  • Reads, reviews, and organizes various sections of the Congressional Record to prepare or review synopses of data contained.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a current Career or Career Conditional GPO employee to apply.
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Report required.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
  • Selectee must be able to obtain a Suitability -Non-Sensitive, Low Risk, Tier 1 Non-Security Clearance.
  • TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. Applicants must have served 1 year at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade level of federal service to qualify.


To qualify for the Congressional Record Index Manager, PG – 0301 – 13 , you must meet the following requirements:

This position has (3) mandatory Selective Placement Factors: Selective Placement Factors (SPF) are pre-requisites to appointments and represent minimum requirements for the position. From the requirements listed below, please indicate whether or not you possess the following:

1. Direct experience with writing summaries of text including determining appropriate classification and subject headings; extensive knowledge of the various sections and style of the Congressional Record.

2. Experience creating index entries to be able to review work prepared by subordinates; familiarity with the sections and style of the Congressional Record in order to advise subordinates on style requirements.

3. Experience using automated systems to compose and edit Index entries.To minimally qualify for the PG-13 level, you must meet the following requirements.

Do you posses (1) year of specialized experience at the PG-12 (or equivalent) level or higher? Specialized experience includes: Skill in managing a staff of professionals including technical direction and the full range of administrative management to include performance management, hiring, promoting, taking disciplinary action, knowledge of mission, policies, goals and objectives, plans, organization, function,standards, and procedures of GPO, strong knowledge of the legislative process, including the stages through which a bill passes through Congress to become a law as well as the various sections and style of the Congressional Record.

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (12/30/2020) to be considered.


Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used or this grade level.

Additional information

Employment of Relatives
Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title 5, U.S. Code, makes it a "prohibited personnel practice" for a person in authority to "appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of a relative." For further information visit: https: www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3110 and https: www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/2302

Work Life Balance
The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).

Background Investigation:
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a suitability,Public Trust. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.

The Agency may rescind the tentative offer, if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the competencies associated with this position. To determine if you are qualified for the job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be made and compared against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your rating is based on both your responses to the questionnaire and information stated in your application. Please make sure that your self-ratings are supported by information in your application. The Human Capital Specialist may verify your qualifications and self-ratings during the application and selection process through quality review, interview questions, work samples, demonstrations, reference checks, and other means. Inflated qualifications may result in you being excluded from further consideration for this position. You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:

    • Managing Human Resources
    • Reading
    • Technical Competence
    • Writing

We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the competencies, however your resume must CLEARLY show possession of these competencies.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , Credentialing

Required Documents

  • The Content of Resume: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use the checklist https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action– If you are a current or former federal employee, you must submit a SF-50 showing the highest grade level held in the position for which you are using to qualify. Your SF-50 must also include the Position Title and Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion potential (if applicable) to verify your status and eligibility.

    If you are unable to provide your most recent SF-50, you should submit a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable. This explanation should include your Position Title and Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion potential. Failure to submit the required SF50 document or statement of explanation will result in an ineligible rating under merit promotion procedures.

  • Recent Performance Appraisal -If you are a current GPO employee, you must submit your current Fiscal Year Performance Appraisal which should be dated within the last 12 months. If your performance appraisal is not submitted for the current Fiscal Year and dated within the last 12 months or if you are unable to provide a current Fiscal Year performance appraisal, you must provide a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable and include your final rating. Failure to submit required documentation will disqualify you from consideration.

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