Congressional Liaison Specialist


Vacancy ID: 961537   Announcement Number: OG-2013-961537   USAJOBS Control Number: 351597300

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1. Title of Job

Congressional Liaison Specialist
2. Biographic Data

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

13
14

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Congressional Liaison Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

For each of the following questions, please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. You may only select one response for each question. If you feel that your education or experience exceeds all of the descriptions for a particular question, choose the description that is the closest level to the experience or education that you possess. This is a Department of Homeland Security job application system. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire
are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this application.

SECTION I. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Instructions: For each of the following questions, please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. You may only select one response for each question. If you feel that your education or experience exceeds all of the descriptions for a particular question, choose the description that is the closest level to the experience or education that you possess.

1. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education and/or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-13 Congressional Liaison Specialist. Please select only one answer.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 at this level. Specialized experience at this level may include establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with Congressional representatives and their staffs. Reviewing drafts of legislation, conducting studies, preparing reports, and making related recommendations to high-level officials. Advises management of the extent and type of participation in activities with members of Congress, type of information to be presented, and the most suitable method of presentation.
B. I do not have the experience as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education and/or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-14 Congressional Liaison Specialist. Please select only one answer.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 at this level. Specialized experience at this level may include planning and managing resources for congressional affairs inquiries for an agency's oversight program. Communicating with a variety of organizations, levels of management, and congressional representatives about controversial or complex oversight of agency's related issues. Advising high-level officials and congressional representatives an agency' s position or findings resulting from oversight evaluations/reviews.
B. I do not have the experience as described above

SECTION II. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.
Instructions: Please answer YES, NO, or NOT APPLICABLE to the following condition of employment questions. If you respond No to any of these questions, you will be disqualified from further consideration.

3. A comprehensive background investigation, including a check of your credit history, is
required for this position. Are you willing to authorize the release of your consumer/credit reports to DHS/OIG in connection with your application for employment?

A. Yes
B. No

4. A pre-employment drug screening is required for this position. Are you willing to undergo a drug screening?

A. Yes
B. No


5. If you are a male U.S. Citizen born after 31 December 1959, you are required to register with
the Selective Service. Have you registered with the Selective Service? (Female applicants must
select C.)

A. Yes
B. No
C. Not Applicable (I am either a female applicant, or male applicant born before 31 December
1959,
or an applicant who meets exemptions under the Selective Service law)

SECTION III Specialized Experience
Instructions: 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.
LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

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.

6. Analyzes complex issues and interpreted the implications of the issues as they affect agency/organization operations and/or programs assisted in the resolution of difficult alternatives, focused quickly on possible solutions for management action and developed recommendations for resolution of difficult alternatives, focused quickly on possible solutions for management action and developed recommendations for resolving problems.

7. Stays informed of significant scheduled legislative events and activities that include congressional hearings, testimonies and legislation.

8. Provides senior management with clear and concise analysis and interpretation of legislation, congressional reports, testimony, hearings and statements relevant to the agency/organization.

9. Synthesizes voluminous Congressional and legislative materials and presented my findings, conclusions and recommendations in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing.

10. Prepares management staff by providing them with advice, course of action, and supporting information to assist in preparing them to testify before Congress and Congressional Committees.

11. Develops and recommends legislative proposals and assured that the interests of the organization/agency were correctly reflected and presented.

12. Analyzes complex programs and initiatives to determine issues that may be subject to Congressional inquiry or investigation, determined compliance with laws and regulations, identified problems areas, and recommended improvements.

13. Reviews proposed laws, regulations, policies and political issues that govern or impact on an agency/organization and developed problem-solving recommendations for agency/organization leadership and management.

14. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with key agencies/organization program officials to remain thoroughly conversant with operations and program requirements.

15. Remain aware of potential problems of a politically sensitive nature, areas of special or urgent congressional interest and any developments of unusual magnitude that impact/affect my agency organization.

16. Provides briefings and presentations of findings or pertinent information related to agency's issues/concerns to Congressional representatives or committees.

17. Provides public relations consultation and/or advice to higher-level agency/organization officials to respond to congressional inquiry or the media.

18. Gives oral responses/briefings/presentations that address controversial or political issues and/or oversight evaluation/review findings to high level management and congressional representatives.

19. Prepares written responses/briefings/presentations that address controversial or political issues and/or oversight evaluation/review findings for presentation to high-level management and congressional representatives.

20. Drafts written briefings or policy memos/guidance to present ideas and concepts in a clear, precise manner.

SECTION V. CERTIFICATION OF INFORMATION ACCURACY.
As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are
subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process
are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to
falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing
you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to
review your responses to ensure their accuracy.
Certification of Information Accuracy
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from
consideration for this program.

21. 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 eligibilities 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, I certify/understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.