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    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

    The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

    The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE"). America's Veterans need you!

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    Responsibilities

    • This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-14. At the GS-12/13 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-14. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds. Promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

      The employee serves as a member of the professional staff of the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs with responsibility for managing a segment of the Department's Congressional and Legislative Affairs program. The position entails a variety of assignments dealing with the Department's programs and policies, congressional oversight and legislative agenda.

      Major Duties:
      • Provides special expertise and knowledge in the area of legislation and of the interests and concerns of Members of Congress and congressional committees
      • Provides technical and specialized expertise to the Legislative Advisor in development of VA's legislative program
      • Assists assigned department and/or staff offices concerning matters within the Congressional Relations Officer's area of program and legislative responsibility.
      • Assists Presidential nominees for positions of high responsibility within the Department in the Senate confirmation process.
      • Provides reports on significant legislative and congressional activities to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for weekly submissions to the White House report.

    Work Schedule: Full-time Employment; Monday thru Friday: 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Available
    Telework: Available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description Title/PD#: Congressional Relations Officer/ PD 81309A/81308A/81307A
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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