The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (OCWR) seeks an individual to serve as an integral part of the organization in the role of the Web and Communications Specialist. This is a new position.Learn more about this agency
This position serves to develop, implement, support, and maintain OCWR's website (https://www.ocwr.gov/) and related content; assist with the drafting, design, and production of OCWR materials; and administratively support the OCWR Outreach and Education Team.
This position is located in the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights, Office of the Executive Director, and reports to the Deputy Executive Director of the House of Representatives.
The individual in this role will primarily perform the following major duties:
- Provide continued development and support for the OCWR's website. Prior experience is required.
- Oversee the OCWR's website contractor to define scope of work, provide detailed schedules and updated content, and monitor progress.
- Ensure 508 compliance is met while implementing features and content.
- Troubleshoot and resolve user issues with online training modules within the Learning Management System (LMS).
- Assist in the layout, update, and design of reports, e-newsletters, information sheets, and PowerPoints.
- Assist with social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter, online websites/blogs/intranets, and video platforms such as Vimeo and YouTube as needed.
- Assist in the coordination of special events internal and external to the OCWR (i.e., outreach events, including training and award ceremonies).
- Communicate with internal and external stakeholders as needed.
- Provide technical support to the OCWR Education and Outreach Team.
- Keep up-to-date with the best practices and programs in writing for the web, social media, web design, and business/industry trends.
- Performs other duties as assigned to include administrative support for the Education and Outreach program.
The supervisor establishes the overall objectives and resources that are available. The employee is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments independently and resolving most conflicts without the supervisor's intervention. The employee is skillful in interpreting and applying available guidelines as needed. The employee keeps the supervisor informed of progress and potentially controversial situations. Completed work is reviewed and evaluated for effectiveness in meeting objectives.
Scope and Impact:
The work involves dealing with a variety of projects and/or situations within the parameters of established office policies to inform and assist covered individuals and employing offices of the legislative branch of the federal government and to promote the work of the OCWR. The work facilitates other processes and work products, has impact that extends to the entire OCWR office, and may affect administrative interfaces with other entities. The employee has contact with clients/customers, the general public, in addition to OCWR staff to exchange ideas and provide information, coordinate work, and make recommendations.
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Conditions Of Employment
The incumbent must be able to pass a background investigation.
QualificationsMust possess a passion for technology innovation and continuous process improvement.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be goal- and deadline-oriented with the ability to be flexible and adapt to evolving priorities, processes, and technologies.
Document design/infographics skill/experience (e.g., Adobe, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite, Canva).
Project management experience is desirable but not required.
Knowledge of creating and editing graphic presentations for inclusion in web products.
5-7 years of relevant experience in developing and maintaining websites, is preferred.
Ability to both work independently and collaboratively with colleagues on various projects at one time.
Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in relevant field.
The selected candidate may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program, with costs shared with your employer. Life insurance coverage is also provided. New federal government employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another federal agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. You will earn annual leave and sick leave. You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. Tele-work/telecommuting and alternative work schedule options may be made available. If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. You may elect Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts for expenses that are tax-deductible, but not reimbursed by any other source, including out-of-pocket expenses and non-covered benefits under FEHB plans.
A full background and criminal investigation will be performed on the selected candidate.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Upon review of all résumés, the Office will determine which candidates will be asked to interview. Candidates will be notified and scheduled for interviews, if selected. All applicants will be evaluated based on their educational and relevant work experience. OCWR does not discriminate against candidates based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Cover letter and résumé.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
How to Apply
Send cover letter and résumé to: Glenda Dupree, Executive Assistant at Jobs@ocwr.gov
Attn: Glenda Dupree
Agency contact information
AddressOffice of Congressional Workplace Rights
110 Second Street, SE (LA-200)
Washington, DC 20540
Come join the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (OCWR)!
The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (OCWR) is an office of the legislative branch of the federal government. The OCWR administers the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA), which applies workplace rights laws to Congress and its instrumentalities. The OCWR employs an experienced professional staff on Capitol Hill who assist members of Congress, employing offices and employees, and the visiting public in understanding their rights and responsibilities under the workplace and accessibility laws outlined in the CAA.
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