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Congressional and Legislative Affairs Specialist

Summary

This position is in the Congressional and Legislative Affairs office, which ensures interchange of information between the Fish and Wildlife Service and Congress and implements the Service's legislative agenda, by: (1) advising the Directorate regarding pending legislation; (2) serving as a liaison with Congressional offices; and (3) coordinating policy reports on varied legislative issues.

Responsibilities


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Tracking and analyzing Congressional actions on wildlife conservation legislation and issues
  • Reporting to management officials on the status of key legislation and actions
  • Assisting with the drafting of written documents through compiling of information related to wildlife conservation legislation or issues, including one of the following: reports on Congressional action on wildlife conservation legislation; organization/agency comments on legislation; responses to questions for the Congressional Record; components of Congressional testimony
  • Assisting in conveying technical information on wildlife conservation legislation or issues to varied audiences
  • Interacting with Congressional and agency staff to respond to inquiries and facilitate the exchange of information.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or NationalMales born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective ServiceResume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigationMay be required to successfully complete a probationary period

Qualifications


Only experience and education obtained by August 12, 2020 will be considered.

Minimum Qualification: Congressional Legislative Affairs Specialist GS-09

Possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree. You must submit photo copies of your official transcripts before the closing date to be considered, OR

Possess 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. You must submit photo copies of your official transcripts before the closing date to be considered, OR

Possess an LL.B. or J.D. that is related to the position. If using education to qualify for this position, you must submit photo copies of your official transcripts before the closing date to be considered, OR

Possess at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level (comparable to the GS-07) in the Federal service. You must have experience in all the examples listed below in order to qualify for this position. Examples include: tracking and analyzing Congressional actions on wildlife conservation legislation and issues; and reporting to management officials on the status of key legislation and actions; assisting with the drafting of written documents through compiling of information related to wildlife conservation legislation or issues including one of the following: reports on Congressional action on wildlife conservation legislation; organization/agency comments on legislation; responses to questions for the Congressional Record; components of Congressional testimony; and assisting in conveying technical information on wildlife conservation legislation or issues to varied audiences; interacting with Congressional and agency staff to respond to inquiries and facilitate the exchange of information.

Minimum Qualification: Congressional Legislative Affairs Specialist GS-11

Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. If using education to qualify for this position, you must submit photo copies of your official transcripts before the closing date to be considered, OR

Possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. If using education to qualify for this position, you must submit photo copies of your official transcripts before the closing date to be considered, OR

Possess a LL.M. that is related to the position. If using education to qualify for this position, you must submit photo copies of your official transcripts before the closing date to be considered, OR

Possess at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level (comparable to the GS-09) in the Federal service. You must have experience in all the examples listed below in order to qualify for this position. Examples include: tracking and analyzing Congressional actions on wildlife conservation legislation and issues; reporting to agency/organization/office on the status of key legislation and actions; advising organization officials on a portfolio of congressional and legislative activities related to wildlife conservation legislation; developing written documents related to wildlife conservation legislation or issues including two of the following: regular reports of Congressional action on wildlife conservation legislation; organization/agency comments on legislation; responses to questions for the Congressional Record; components of Congressional testimony.