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    This position is located in the Government Accountability Office's (GAO), Strategic Planning & External Liaison (SPEL) office. SPEL leads GAO’s efforts in strategic foresight and planning, which are key components to the agency’s strategic management framework. SPEL also supports GAO in improving accountability and governance in the U.S. and other countries by providing strategic focus for GAO’s work, building networks and relationships, facilitating innovation and collaboration, and strengthening capacity through sharing knowledge both within GAO and with other public and private sector organizations.

    The incumbent will develop, oversee, and implement all aspects of the protocol program for the Comptroller General and SPEL Managing Director throughout the planning, coordination, and execution phases of events or visits by high level U.S. and foreign dignitaries.

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    The GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Applicants employed by other federal excepted service agencies who do not have status gained in the competitive service must apply to announcement number GAO-18-SPEL-0301-02DE for consideration.

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    Plans, directs, and implements the arrangement, coordination and execution of protocol services for higher-visibility events for the Comptroller General or SPEL Managing Director, involving federal, state, or local officials, dignitaries from Supreme Audit Institutions, and other high-level officials.

    Develops and/or reviews written materials to be distributed as part of official functions and manages SPEL correspondence (using the correspondence tracker) to ensure propriety and consistency with professional norms and international diplomatic protocol.

    Develops agendas or itineraries through outreach to internal and external officials in order to fully understand parties’ objectives, the organizational structure of external entities, the rank and station of participants, special accommodations, and interdependencies with other SPEL and GAO functions.

    Develops strategy goals, objectives and programs for important international visits, Advisory Board meetings, and other key functions by analyzing and implementing all major aspects of each event from start to finish, including travel, meeting logistics, procurement, and related administrative tasks.

    Recommends and participates in the development of policies and procedures to support the protocol function.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current and former federal employees with status; individuals with disabilities; and veterans eligible under a VEOA appointing authority.

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504178100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.