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    This position is being advertised concurrently under BR-WO-2018-157 for current and former Federal employees with status or those eligible under a special hiring authority. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

    Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Congressional Affairs Liaison. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. As a Congressional Affairs Liaison you will serve as the Commissioner's principal representative in dealings with the Congress, as well as the principal point of contact with congressional offices and committee staff.

    LOCATION: Bureau of Reclamation; Commissioner's Office; External & Intergovernmental Affairs, Congressional & Legislative Affairs Office; Washington D.C.

    This position is designated as a MODERATE RISK Public Trust position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated Public Trust Suitability Background Investigation (MBI or equivalent) that is current (within the last 5 years). This is a condition of employment.

    DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

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    Responsibilities

    For this position, the incumbent is responsible for the following job duties to include but not limited to:

    Exercises significant responsibility for the development and accomplishment of legislative and congressional support to satisfy Bureau needs and interests. Develop and maintain stakeholder relationship in order to monitor and understand views and impacts of Reclamation’s actions on the community. Keeps informed on all matters affecting Reclamation programs, analyze new developments for congressional and legislative implications, and share this information with leadership. Work with Reclamation staff across the five regions and the Commissioner’s Offices in Washington and Denver to develop and transmit needed information to Congress and advocates the Department’s and Reclamation’s positions on legislation when indicated. Coordinate congressional responses to oral and written inquiries regarding program and policy issues. Prepare for and attend congressional committee hearings. Provides guidance to Reclamation offices in the preparation and monitoring of statutory and other reports to Congress, assuring proper coordination with the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, Office of the Secretary. Maintain records on the status of pending legislation. Monitor the flow of issues and items of importance to Reclamation to Capitol Hill. Review proposed legislation, prepare and clear witness statements and testimony for congressional hearings, and respond to and clear questions for the record.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel maybe required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All United States Citizens and United States Nationals.

    This vacancy is accepting the first 50 applicants and will close on the posted closing date or when the applicant limit is met.

    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/499695300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.