About the Agency
It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 200th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 2, 2017; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.
OIG is organized into three line elements: the Offices of Investigations, Audits and Evaluations, and Healthcare Inspections; along with the Office of Contract Review and the Office of Management and Administration. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 30 cities throughout the country.
The Congressional Relations Specialist, located in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), is responsible for establishing and maintaining continuing liaison with Members of Congress and their staff, responding on OIG work, and performing complex and sensitive projects and assignments for the Inspector General (IG) and Deputy Inspector General.
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
- Represent the OIG and communicate the value of its work to Congress and general public.
- Complete complex and sensitive special projects on a wide range of OIG operations, programs, and policies, and develop position papers and briefing material.
- Monitor progress on OIG cases of interest to Congress and prepare or review correspondence on final outcome.
- Coordinate preparations for congressional hearings, which includes serving as point of contact for congressional staff, participating in pre-hearing briefings, recording and analyzing points raised during the hearing, and reviewing and editing testimony, briefing books, transcripts, and responses to pre-hearing and post-hearing questions.
- Occasional Travel
- Travel nationwide under tight deadlines. The incumbent should anticipate frequent walking and standing as a component of this travel.