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    This position is located in Government Accountability Office (GAO), Strategic Planning External Liaison (SPEL). SPEL leads GAO’s efforts in strategic foresight and planning, which are key components to the agency’s strategic management framework. SPEL also supports GAO in improving accountability and governance in the U.S. and other countries by providing strategic focus for GAO’s work, building networks and relationships, facilitating innovating and collaboration, and strengthening capacity through sharing knowledge both within GAO and with other public and private sector organizations.

    The primary purpose of the position is to support and assist the Strategic Planning and Innovation Manager to:

    • build, support and sustain GAO’s continuous environmental scanning and foresight program;
    • develop GAO's multi-year strategic plan and related products in various media;
    • coordinate and integrate GAO's strategic planning and foresight programs with other institutional management processes including enterprise risk management, performance and accountability annual reporting, and engagement planning; and
    • serve as a liaison to other foresight efforts in the federal government and organizations around the world.

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    • Supports GAO's strategic planning efforts, including preparing and updating GAO's multi-year strategic plan and related products in various media; coordinating with GAO's strategic goal liaisons, trend paper leads, goal integrators, planners, units/teams in preparing the planning and reporting documents; defining and aligning plans with overall institutional strategic goals, performance goals, key efforts, and performance measures; quality checking the strategic plan; and issuing communication about the plan’s publication.
    • Uses strategic planning and foresight outcomes to help inform cross-agency initiatives, management of GAO advisory entities, and strengthen capacities of domestic and international accountability partners.
    • Builds and maintains tracking systems to monitor the results of strategic foresight and environmental scanning processes to assist in GAO's organizational and strategic planning efforts.
    • Conducts environmental scans of GAO’s internal and external environment through monitoring press and online information sources, conducting literature reviews, attending meetings, seminars and conferences, and building networks with emerging issues thought leaders and experts from the strategic planning and public sector foresight community.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens, including status applicants (current and former federal government employees who meet certain conditions). Click the following link for more information about status applicants: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#meaning. GAO will consider applicants under the following appointing authorities: competitive selection, merit promotion, VEOA, VRA, and Schedule A (for persons with disabilities).

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