Job Overview

Summary

 

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance in less developed countries and countries that are experiencing or emerging from conflict. We operate in five regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia; the Middle East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.

The Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) is responsible for the Agency's external affairs, including both legislative and public affairs.  LPA serves as the central point of contact with Congress, the media, the development community, and the American people regarding the Agency's international development programs and policies.

USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov

Duties

The incumbent will serve as the Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) for Legislative Affairs, with responsibility for oversight and management of LPA’s legislative activities and functions, including serving as the Agency’s liaison with the key congressional committees.  Working with the Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs, the DAA ensures that USAID maintains continuous and close liaison with Members of Congress and congressional staff and committees to inform them about USAID programs and policies and to obtain their views on issues associated with USAID, which are then communicated to the Agency.  The DAA coordinates the functions of subordinate managers to ensure that all activities for legislative affairs are effectively and appropriately carried out in line with the Agency overall objectives as they relate to foreign assistance authorizing and appropriations legislation. He or she will provide oversight, advice and guidance to LPA's Congressional Liaison staff on the development and implementation plans for Bureau- and Agency-wide legislative strategies, ensuring that LPA prepares both personnel and materials to represent the Agency's position on issues before Congress.  As part of the inter-agency process, the DAA collaborates and coordinates the Agency views and sensitivities closely with the White House, National Security Council, Departments of State and Defense, and other federal agencies and departments.