Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />As a Legislative Liaison, as a Hill Outreach Liaison, under the direction of the Chief, Communications, and Congressional Affairs. You are responsible for providing legislative policy advice, guidance, and recommendations on all legislative issues; and supports the development, planning, and implementation of NBIB's legislative priorities. Interfaces with Congress, congressional staff, OMB, OPM, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, other policy professionals, and government agencies.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Assist in working with Congressional officials to improve awareness of the mission, or influence the legislative process in support of the NBIB business model.</li> <li>Captures and analyzes complex Congressional language in bills and committee reports to identify potential impact on NBIB.</li> <li>Performs and presents technical analyses of complex legislative and regulatory matters.</li> <li>Develop and convey talking points for senior leadership (Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, and/or Chief, Communications, and Congressional Affairs) on a variety of substantive, procedural, policy, and/or pending legislative issues or concerns.</li> <li>Serves as a member of the Congressional Posture Team. Collaborates with team members to formulate a position and manage staff actions that support the development of the Bureau's posture to Congress.</li> <li>Assist in the review of written material for editorial quality, consistency, and compliance with established style, format, and content to ensure that products adhere to the established style and format requirements before responding to Congressional staff.</li> <li>Conducts fact-finding, research, and/or investigations to provide an expedited response to the inquiry as assigned.</li> <li>Reviews data in light of regulatory provisions to determine propriety and consistency of action and/or need for correction.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen or National</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation</li> <li>May be required to successfully complete a probationary period</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />For the GS 13: You must have at least one year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that included:<br /><br />1) Assist in working with Congressional officials to improve awareness of the mission, or influence the legislative process;<br /> 2) Researching, developing, and presenting recommendations on courses of action within the Congressional process on impacted areas;<br /> 3) Collaborates with team members to formulate a position and manage staff actions that support the development of the Bureau's posture to Congress. Prepares senior leaders for Congressional Hearings, meeting(s) with members of Congress, and/or pertinent congressional committee staff members; and<br /> 4) Synthesize and summarize a large mix of diverse and complex information regarding Congressional requests, inquiries, and investigations to appropriately task the directorate/program to accomplish prompt and effective response.<br /><br /><strong>Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.</strong>One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level.<br /><br />You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Relocation expenses will NOT be paid. Current OPM employees may qualify as an exception. <br /><br /><strong>The full performance level of this position is GS-13</strong><br /><br />This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: http: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information <br /><br /><strong>Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)</strong>: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.<br /><br /><strong>Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities</strong>: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility<br /> requirements visit the following websites: <ul> <li> Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A </li> <li> Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans </li> <li> Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses </li> <li> Other Special Appointment Authorities </li> </ul> <strong>Males born after 12-31-59</strong> must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https: www.sss.gov/Home/Registration ) <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /><br /><ul><li>Legislative Process</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Policy Development</li><li>Writing</li></ul><br /> All qualified Non Competitive applicants and the best qualified Merit Promotion applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.<br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Programs</strong>: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of <strong>85</strong> or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Credentialing , National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: <li>Your <strong>Resume </strong>listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.</li> <li>Other <strong>supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>Your most recent Promotion, Within Rate Increase (WRI/WGI), or Appointment/Conversion SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a current or former Federal Employee) showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held.</li> <li><strong>Worker's Compensation Separation</strong>: Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50.</li> <li><strong>Disability Annuity Termination</strong>: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held.</li> <li><strong>Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456</strong>: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held</li> <li><strong>Veterans Employment Opportunity Act and 30% Disabled Veteran Eligible</strong>: DD-214, VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days</li> <li><strong>Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment Eligibles</strong>: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing your eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).</li> <li><strong>Certain Family Members Eligible under E.O. 12721</strong>: Your most recent non-award SF-50 and performance appraisal.</li> <li><strong>Certain Military Spouses Eligible under E.O. 13473</strong>: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, issued within the last 2 years, that lists you as authorized to accompany the Military member to the new duty permanent station; OR verification of the member's 100% disability (VA Letter); and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty (DD-1300 and Death Certificate) AND verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage).</li> <li><strong>Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems Eligible</strong>: Documentation of eligibility as listed in each individual interchange agreement.</li> </ul> </li> <strong>Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.</strong>


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