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    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 06/06/2018; 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 Inspector General, is responsible for establishing and maintaining continuing liaison with Members of Congress and their staff, and performing complex and sensitive projects and assignments for the Inspector General (IG) and Deputy Inspector General.

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    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.

    -Coordinate preparations for congressional hearings, which includes serve as point of contact for congressional staff, participate in pre-hearing briefings, record and analyze points raised during the hearing, and review and edit testimony, briefing books, transcripts, and responses to pre-hearing and post-hearing questions.
    -Monitor congressional activities and hearings, review proposed legislation for impact on VA and OIG, and assist in the drafting of legislative proposals.
    -Complete complex and sensitive special projects on a wide range of OIG operations, programs, and policies, and develop position papers and briefing material.
    -Research information from a variety of sources, analyze and evaluate complex information, draw sound conclusions, and recommend practical and reliable courses of action.
    -Maintain continuing awareness of OIG policies, plans, programs, and accomplishments by reviewing OIG reports, attend senior staff meetings and briefings, and consult regularly with the senior OIG staff.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 Nights Per Month. Travel nationwide under tight deadlines. The incumbent should anticipate frequent walking and standing as a component of this travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. citizens and U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    This opportunity is also open to Status Candidates under Announcement 18-VAOIG-145. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500437000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.