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    Summary

    The Office of Congressional and Public Relations is the focal point within the OIG for providing liaison with congressional committees and staff on OIG priorities, goals and work products, addressing media requests for information conducting legislative and regulatory analysis, coordinating through informational materials, special outreach and prevention activities.

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located in the Office of Inspector General, Office of Congressional and Public Relations. The Office is the focal point within the OIG for providing liaison with congressional committees and staff on OIG priorities, goals and work products, addressing media requests for information conducting legislative and regulatory analysis, coordinating through informational materials, special outreach and prevention activities that call attention to fraud, waste, and abuse in DOL programs, managing the preparation, publication and distribution of the OIG Semiannual Report, and other OIG publications, and providing oversight or serving as the primary OIG focal point on external communication programs.

    The incumbent functions as a program analyst and is responsible for supporting the full range of congressional and public affairs activities for the OIG, nationwide.

    Duties:

    Performs complex analytical work concerning the review of legislation, regulations and other materials that may impact DOL or OIG programs or operations; developing and coordinating congressional testimony that clearly state the OIG’s position on legislative or regulatory proposals or DOL programs or operations; preparing analyses on selected DOL or OIG program areas that can be used by OIG Executive staff for long-term project planning; and managing various aspects of the OIG's internal and external communications program as a lead analyst; and other special projects as assigned.

    Manages all aspects of the Inspector General’s (IG) testimony before congressional committees including: developing and writing the IG’s written and oral statements; coordinating any necessary briefings between OIG Executive Staff and congressional Members or their staff; developing possible and anticipated questions and answers for use during hearings; and preparing briefing materials that include written, statistical, and/or visual information. The incumbent is also responsible for responding to any follow-up questions or requests for additional information from congressional committees on behalf of the IG.

    Serves as information contact with the Congress, the media, and the public on OIG work products such as audits, investigations, or evaluations. This includes handling requests for often-detailed information from the print and electronic media about OIG audits, investigations, or evaluation work for reporters working under deadlines. Frequently, these requests are for explanations or interpretations about OIG work, or on the underlying policies and procedures. Hence, responses to such inquiries often requires a very extensive understanding of the many facts and details surrounding OIG audits, evaluations, and investigations, as well as a very good understanding of DOL program agencies’ operations and responsibilities.  

    Develops and coordinates for distribution OIG news releases on significant OIG work, drafts quotes for the IG, as necessary, and responds to follow-up inquiries from the media for additional information or clarification. The incumbent also manages and distributes various internal communications such as an electronic newsletter and compilations of congressional and regulatory documents.

    Through a variety of electronic information sources, such as The Congressional Quarterly’s CQ Monitor Online, Westlaw, Thomas, and others; through various published and unpublished sources; and from information gleaned from the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE), DOL program agencies, or Congressional committee contacts, the incumbent identifies, reviews, analyzes and then tracks selected, key legislative proposals that may have an impact on the OIG, the DOL or its program agencies, or on IG-wide or government-wide programs and operations. The incumbent fully coordinates and disseminates the information that has been developed and provides OIG management with a detailed understanding of any germane issues and the progress and prospects of these legislative proposals.

    Manages and prepares congressional reports; responses to congressional requests and other high level correspondence and reports for the IG, DOL, Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), and interagency task forces and committees, as required.  

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May require occasional travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13 - Position Full Promotion Potential is the GS-13.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580169700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.