Senior Program Officer/ Associate Director (Congressional Affairs) MC-301-4a/3b


Vacancy ID: 836982   Announcement Number: MCC-836982-13-023-CPA-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 337616000

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1. Title of Job

Senior Program Officer/ Associate Director (Congressional Affairs) MC-301-4a/3b
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110010001 Washington DC, DC

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Selecting Placement Factor (Screen Out): Experience working on international development, foreign policy and/or related issues for a member of the House of Representatives  or relevant congressional committees. (If you fail to meet this factor, your application WILL NOT be considered).

A. I meet the experience requirement described above.
B. I do not meet the experience requirement described above.

2. Applicants must have had at least one year of specialized experience equivalent the next lower grade level (band MC-4b a or GS-12) in the Federal service, or equivalent non- Federal experience, that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, examples of specialized experience include:  experience working with a member of the House of Representatives with responsibilities that include international development, foreign policy or related issues; attending program briefings, congressional hearings, mark-ups and other informational meetings to track legislation; representing an organization in meetings, both with U.S. Representatives  and their staff and presenting congressional/legislative point of views; monitoring and analyzing legislative issues that involve or impact the programs of an agency/organization; and conducting research and preparing legislative-related memoranda and documents. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume' or application).

A. I meet the experience requirement described above.
B. I do not meet the experience requirement described above.

3. Applicants must have had at least one year of specialized experience equivalent the next lower grade level (band MC-4a or GS-13) in the Federal service, or equivalent non- Federal experience, that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, examples of specialized experience include: having recently worked with a member of the House of Representatives with responsibilities that include issues relevant to international development, foreign policy or related issues; attending program briefings, congressional hearings, mark-ups and other informational meetings to track legislation; representing an organization in meetings, both with U.S. Representatives  and their staff and presenting congressional/legislative point of views; monitoring and analyzing legislative issues that involve or impact the programs of an agency/organization; experience working on international development, foreign policy and/or related issues; and conducting research and preparing legislative-related memoranda and documents. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume' or application).

A. I meet the experience requirement described above.
B. I do not meet the experience requirement described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Knowledge of congressional and legislative affairs principles and methods to establish and maintain professional working relationships with members of Congress and congressional staff.

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5.  Meet with and present legislative/policy positions to members of Congress and congressional staff.

6. Establish and maintain working relationships with external organizations on matters relating to legislation, and initiate outreach activities to gain support or to promote that legislation.

7. Knowledge of congressional affairs programs and operations sufficient to develop and disseminate critical program information to a variety of sources.

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8. Work with congressional or committee offices and staff to communicate and explain policy views.

9. Develop written documents such as legislative-related memoranda, congressional correspondence, questions, testimony and constituent letters.

10. Develop position papers or strategic initiatives to promote a legislative agenda.

11. Present positions to congressional staff/committees in clear and concise manner.

12. Develop and disseminate critical program information to Congress and other key stakeholders.

13. Knowledge of Congressional and intergovernmental relations to formulate innovative approaches to resolve complex and sensitive problems and issues that arise.

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14. Monitor and analyze international development, foreign policy and/or related issues.

15. Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop strategies and dissemination of materials to inform and educate Congress, community affairs groups or the public.

16. Initiate meetings and outreach activities to promote or complement strategic objectives.

17. Provide leadership, direction, and oversight on strategic planning of legislative affairs and issues management.

18. Monitor and analyze legislative issues that involve or impact the programs of an agency/organization.

19. Develop and implement strategies that advance MCC's legislative strategy and strategic objectives.

20. Leads the planning and execution of briefings for senior management officials.

21. Resolved complex and sensitive problems and issues related to Congressional and intergovernmental issues.

22. Experience working in a congressional office or relevant committee office.

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