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    If not already a member of the SES serving under a career appointment, the individual selected must have his/her executive qualifications certified by a Qualifications Review Board of the Office of Personnel Management before appointment to this position, and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period in this position. The actual salary will be set by determining the appropriate SES level for the person selected. For more information regarding the SES, go to www.opm.gov/ses.

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    As a CHIEF RESOURCES DEFENSE AND INTERNATIONAL BRANCH, some of your typical work assignments may include:

    Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Legislative Reference. The Branch Chief: supervises a staff of legislative analysts and is responsible for the management and oversight of the legislative coordination and clearance process for all issues falling within the Resources-Defense-International Branch - one of three branches of the Legislative Reference Division. The portfolio of the branch includes legislation affecting the Departments of Defense, State, the Interior, Agriculture, Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other Executive Branch agencies. More specifically, the Branch Chief:

    • Leads and supervises a staff of legislative analysts in the coordination and clearance within the Executive Branch of: (1) legislative proposals transmitted to the Congress by the President and Executive departments and agencies; (2) letters and testimony presented by Executive Branch officials to the Congress and its committees concerning proposed and pending legislation; and (3) Statements of Administration Policy that are transmitted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to the House and Senate prior to floor action on legislation.
    • Leads legislative analysts in the detailed analysis of complex legislation and the preparation of memoranda to the President on bills that have been presented to him for approval. Where appropriate, manages the production and clearance of Presidential signing statements and veto messages on these bills.
    • May act for the Assistant Director for Legislative Reference when necessary in the direction of the analysis of legislation, examination of enrolled bills, and other activities of the division.
    • Acts for OMB and LRD as a liaison officer between OMB and Executive Branch departments and agencies. The Branch Chief handles, to the greatest extent possible, such legislative liaison responsibilities for OMB except for appropriation bills.
    • Works with the White House staff and other elements of the Executive Office of the President on matters.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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