Congressional Relations Officer (VP, Congressional Affairs)


Vacancy ID: 861751   Announcement Number: D028-13-COMM-861751   USAJOBS Control Number: 340066100

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 861751


1. Title of Job

Congressional Relations Officer (VP, Congressional Affairs)


2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

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110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you willing to work in Washington, DC and accept this position without relocation incentive?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for the VP, Congressional Affairs, GS-301-15. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-14 in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience may include: Having worked on Capital Hill for a member of Congress or on a Congressional Committee with responsibilities that include issues relevant to international trade, international finance, international affairs, foreign policy or appropriations; Advising or providing guidance to a member of Congress or Chief of Staff during program briefings, congressional hearings, committee meetings, mark-ups, or interviews; Drafting, negotiating, and presenting legislation, briefing materials, speeches, and talking points for a member of Congress, Chief of Staff or Congressional Committee; Communicating orally and presenting recommendations and conclusions to Congressional members, senior-level executives, managers, and stakeholders in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner.
B. B. I do not meet any of the requirements listed above.

3. Have you worked in or closely with the United States House of Representatives or United States Senate?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Have you worked on or closely with the Senate Banking or House Financial Services Committees?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Have you worked with the House or Senate Appropriations Committees to secure appropriations?

A. Yes
B. No

6. Do you have experience speaking to or persuading individuals in a group setting?

A. Yes
B. No

7. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to decision making.

A. I collect and analyze information from a variety of sources both within and outside my organization to make decisions and take action for my department.
B. I examine available information, weigh the impacts and implications of possible decisions, and commit to a course of action for my organization.
C. I assess the available information to form decisions, weigh alternatives, and take action for activities within my individual area of responsibility.
D. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.

8. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to influencing or negotiating.

A. I use my in-depth understanding of an individual or group to influence outcomes in support of my organization's mission or strategy.
B. I utilize my knowledge of organizational culture, norms, and structure to affect my interactions with others.
C. I adapt my approach or presentation to appeal to the interest of others including a variety of levels of understanding and audiences.
D. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.

9. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to leading others.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I manage a small group or project team, where I am responsible for the completion of final work products.
C. I lead a division within an organization, where I am responsible for managing day-to-day activities as well as long term plans and operating procedures.
D. I supervise employees, where I am responsible for their work products and ensure they receive professional development opportunities.

10. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to planning.

A. I formulate objectives, set priorities, and implement plans consistent with the long-term interest of my organization.
B. I modify my initial priorities and goals in order to capitalize on opportunities and manage risks that arise.
C. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
D. I create objectives and priorities for my work group to follow.

11. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to understanding the U.S. Government.

A. I recognize how external policies affect an organization.
B. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
C. I analyze external policies and legislation to shape project plans to determine how best to achieve organizational goals.
D. I identify and kept up-to-date on external policies and legislation which affect my organization and shape stakeholders' views about my organization.

12. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to interacting with external groups.

A. I serve as my organization's liaison to external groups (e.g. U.S. House of Representatives; U.S. Senate; government agencies, etc.) that affect the operations of my organization.
B. I maintain relationships with external groups (e.g. U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, government agencies, etc.) to ensure effective working relationships.
C. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
D. I act as the departmental representative to other groups within my organization affected by policy and strategy.

13. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to understanding an organization.

A. I have determined the expectations, priorities, and values of different stakeholders, in order to build coalitions and consensus around the organization's vision, priorities, and agenda.
B. I have identified the organization's mission, functions, and systems to optimize the impact of my actions.
C. I can identify norms and values of an organization, including unspoken guidelines, to determine how to operate effectively.
D. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.

14. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to participating in formal meetings.

A. I meet with others that have differing viewpoints to discuss my organization and need support from others to respond to their individual questions or concerns.
B. I attend meetings with others to discuss issues relevant to the mission or interests of my organization.
C. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
D. I meet with others that have divergent viewpoints to discuss my organization and I'm able to respond to their individual questions or concerns.

15. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to active listening.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I meet with others, giving my attention in order to hear what is being said and taking notes to remember their perspective.
C. I meet with others, giving my full attention to understand another's point of view and asking questions to clarify my understanding.
D. I meet with others, giving my full attention in order to understand what they are saying and nodding to convey my understanding.

16. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to writing.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I write materials, reports, or documents that provide instructions, request information, and/or provide factual information for dissemination inside and outside of my organization.
C. I produce written materials within my work group including small or routine reports, responses to inquiries, as well as materials that convey basic ideas, procedures, or regulations.
D. I create written communications including basic reports or informational documents for use within my work group requiring some original composition.

17. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibility may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

A. Yes
B. No