Job opening: Congressional Affairs Specialist
Salary: $94 199 - 145 617 per year
Published at: Aug 14 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Office of Policy, Legislation, and International Affairs/ Office of Legislation which advises and assists the Commissioner and the Agency with activities which include congressional affairs, legislation, and oversight. These positions may be filled in the Devices, Biologics, and Tobacco section or the Foods and Veterinary Medicine section.
Represents the agency?s strategic objectives to Congress and Congressional staff.
Manages all aspects of Congressional hearing and briefing preparations including preparing written and oral testimony and talk papers.
Provides authoritative information, analysis, and guidance on legislative, regulatory and policy questions.
- Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement unless explicitly stated otherwise.
- Selective Service Registration: All applicants born male, on (or after) 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System OR have an approved exemption. Visit www.SSS.gov for more info.
- FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.
- Background Investigation Requirement: All employees must pass a security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be grounds for removal or legal action. If hired, you may be subject to additional investigations at a later time.
- You must meet ALL requirements by the closing date of this announcement to be considered. Only education, experience, and qualifications attained by this date will be considered. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process.
- Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.
- Direct Deposit: You will be required to have all federal salary payments electronically deposited into a bank account with a financial institution of your choice.
- Additional selections may be made from this vacancy, within the same geographical area, by other organizational elements from within FDA, through shared corporate recruiting activities.
- A one year probationary period may be required.
The position of Congressional Affairs Specialist falls under the 0301 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-12/13, you must meet all requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 08/18/2023.
Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. The specialized experience must demonstrate one year of full-time work experience , or the equivalent if part-time (for example, an employee working 20 hours per week for a 12-month period should be credited with 6 months of experience.) Experience may have been obtained in either the federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.
GS-12: You must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11, in the Federal service, which includes: analyzing and formulating public health legislative proposals, including related to food, nutrition, or medical devices, and recommending legislative strategies; preparing senior officials for congressional hearings; advising senior public officials on congressional strategies and pending public health legislation; working with Members of Congress, their staffs, or Congressional health committees on public health legislative proposals.
GS-13: You must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12, in the Federal service, which includes: analyzing and evaluating public health legislation, including related to food, nutrition, or medical devices; working with Members of Congress, their staffs, or Congressional health committees on public health legislative proposals at the national level; drafting formal reports, legislative proposals, testimony, and other briefing materials; representing the organization at congressional engagements; serving as an advisor on public health congressional and legislation matters.
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IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
There is no education substitution for this position.
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10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993
- Name: FDA Applicant Help Desk
- Phone: 866-807-3742
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