Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />You will serve as a Congressional Affairs Specialist in the OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS of NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You will report, scheduling briefings concerning the organization and advises on matters requiring immediate attention.</li> <li>You will exercise exclusive control of highly challenging Congressional actions, including the receipt, control, and forwarding of taskings originating from a variety of sources.</li> <li>You will ensure compliance with Command goals, objectives, and requirements in assigned areas of responsibility, specifically in terms of Congressional and Legislative taskings, reports, and correspondence management.</li> <li>You will serve as the technical expert advisor on matters relating to Congressional and Legislative management procedures</li> <li>You will oversee and ensure the appropriate implementation of administrative protocols programs for NAVSEA.</li> <li>You will apply protocol principles, methods, practices and techniques, that enable the development and expansion of the ongoing rapport as a liaison with various government entities, Navy offices, and members/committees of Congress and their staffs.</li> <li>You will staff Congressional taskers through the appropriate chain and ensuring all required data is included in packages prior to forwarding for action.</li> <li>You will identify and optimize resources to accomplish multiple project and/or program goals.</li> <li>You will serve as a technical expert advisor for overall oversight and administration of assigned Congressional responses and associated policy, guidance, and procedures.</li> <li>You will assess new/revised legislation and guidance to facilitate the formulation, development, and implementation of consistent and accurate Navy responses to Congressional inquiries and requirements.</li> <li>You will provide input for scheduled high-level meetings, with Navy and Congressional representatives, developing the logistics, announcements, agendas, briefing materials, read-aheads, minutes, and due-out assignments and taskings of the meeting.</li> <li>You will monitor Congressional activity and provides background briefing materials in support of NAVSEA for appearances before Congressional committees.</li> <li>You will provide expert advice/guidance to senior level managers and other staff experts concerning unusual or critical issues that often impact the timely delivery of Congressional responses.</li> <li>You will identify and resolve problems, identify risks and implement strategies for overcoming them by negotiating solutions or developing alternatives, and coordinating and liaisoning with internal and external customers across a broad spectrum.</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 /> 3 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a US Citizen.</li> <li>Must be determined suitable for federal employment.</li> <li>Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.</li> <li>New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.</li> <li>All eligibility and qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.</li> <li>Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.</li> <li>You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.</li> <li>This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the NH-02 pay band (GS-11 equivalency) pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: <strong>Providing technical expert advice that supports corporate level communications by coordinating responses of owned processes and products related to Congressional inquiries, Congressional Reports, scheduled briefings concerning the organization and/or advising stakeholders on Congressional matters requiring immediate attention.</strong> <br /><br />Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:<br /><br /><strong>OPM CLASSIFICATION STANDARD:</strong> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/classifying-general-schedule-positions/standards/0300/gs0301.pdf <br /> <strong>OPM QUALIFICATION STANDARD:</strong> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN <br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.<br /><br />Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.<br /><br />This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.<br /><br />A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.<br /><br />Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http: www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf <br /><br /><strong>ICTAP Applicants: </strong>To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/ <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 />In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.<br /><br />When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:<br /><br /><ul><li>LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS</li><li>ORAL COMMUNICATION</li><li>PROTOCOL</li><li>RESOURCE MANAGEMENT</li><li>STRATEGIC THINKING</li><li>WRITTEN COMMUNICATION</li></ul><br /><br />You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br />If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.<br /><br />Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.<br /><br />All eligibility and qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><b>You are required to provide documentation that supports the eligibility and qualification claims made in your resume and assessment questionnaire.</b> You must submit the applicable documents listed below and those listed with the eligibilities you select in the announcement questionnaire with your application package by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants who do not provide supporting documentation that fully support their claims will not be referred to the hiring manager. Cover letter is optional.<br /> <b>A complete resume is required.</b> Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience. Note: Only the last resume received will be reviewed. TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.<br /> <b>Are you applying for a promotion? </b>If you are a current GS employee applying for a higher grade than the grade that you currently hold you must provide an SF-50 that shows that you have held the next lower grade for at least one year. Some SF-50s effective within the last 52 weeks will not demonstrate you have held the next lower grade for at least one year (e.g. General Adjustment SF-50 from this year). In many cases, we need to see two (2) SF-50s to determine time-in-grade and eligibility for promotion. If you are a DoD employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF- 50(s) from MyBiz .<br /> <b>Does this position require a license, certificate or credentials? </b>Check the <b>Conditions of Employment </b>section above. If a license or a certification is required for the position, you must submit a copy of your license or certificate in your application package. <br /> <b>Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? Is there a basic education requirement for this position?</b> Check the <b>Education </b>section above to see what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees must be supported by unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from your school. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified. Read the <b>Education</b> section above for a description of what is needed. <br /> If you are selected, we will request official/sealed transcripts directly from the school(s). All education and degrees claimed by you in your application package will be verified before you can report for work. <br /> <b>Are you a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference</b> or <b>claiming sole survivorship preference? </b>You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) OR a VA letter that shows dates of service or service connected disability AND character of service. If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. If you were issued a DD-215 to amend aforementioned information on the DD-214 you must submit that too. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website: Veterans' Preference Advisor <br /> <b>Are you a disabled veteran or claiming 10-point veterans' preference?</b><br /> If you are eligible to claim 10 point veterans preference you must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty as described above for 5-point preference.<br /> You must also provide the applicable supporting documentation of your disability (e.g. disability letter from the VA) as described on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). http: www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .<br /> <b>Are you an active duty service member?</b> Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).<br /> Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You must provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected.


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