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    This position is located in the Homeland Security and Justice (HSJ) team of GAO. The HSJ team focuses on federal efforts to strengthen the justice system to more effectively address crime, illegal drug use, illegal immigration, and judiciary and prison operations; secure our nation's borders, citizens, and infrastructure against terrorists and weapons of mass destruction; facilitate information-sharing and analysis to enhance coordination among governments, private sector, and communities; protect critical infrastructure; and increase emergency preparedness and capacity to respond to and recover from natural or man-made disasters.

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    GAO is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Communications Analyst (Written); responsible for assisting Teams and Offices in the development and production of reports, correspondence, testimonies and other products; assisting in the design and scope of engagements; and providing instruction on message development and writing. Responsibilities also include:

    • Analyzing and writing draft products by recommending reorganization and revisions to improve coherence, flow, clarity and consistency; ensuring consistency between themes and overall message; and addressing gaps in logic or evidence to ensure that products meet GAO quality control standards.
    • Assisting in writing and/or editing the content of internal and external written products, web sites, and oral presentations, including briefings, presentations, speeches, articles for publication and white papers.
    • Facilitating brainstorming discussions with individuals and teams to develop messages from data, interviews, and documents.
    • Supporting Teams and Offices in the production of reports and other products, including special publications that may involve innovative and atypical publishing requirements. In addition, helping develop, write, and produce blog posts, social media posts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, GAO WatchBlog), video storyboards, podcast introductions and questions, and website text.
    • Participating in meetings with high-level officials to facilitate product development, and acting as liaison with teams and offices on matters involving writing and editing.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Agency Employees - Current, permanent GAO employees.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478357100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.