JOB: Congressional Affairs Specialist with the FDA, Silver Spring, MD

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Congressional Affairs Specialist GS-0301-09/11
    Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
    Agency: Food and Drug Administration
    Job Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-DE-11-486715

    SALARY RANGE: $51,630.00 – $81,204.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Monday, August 01, 2011 to Monday, August 08, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-09/11
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    DUTY LOCATIONS: Many vacancies – Silver Spring, MD
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

    Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

    This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of the Commissioner (OC), Office of the Chief of Staff, Office of Legislation, Silver Spring, MD.

    This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-MP-11- under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

    PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

    Additional selections may be made from this announcement.


    * U.S. Citizenship is required.


    If selected for this position, major duties will include: preparing segments of agency position papers on legislative proposal of national importance; providing analyses, recommendations and presenting alternative courses of action for policymakers; for legislative proposals from FDA, HHS, assists higher level specialists in the development of all legislative specifications and background information in support of such legislation; responsibility for the preparation of parts of testimony for FDA officials for hearings before Congressional committees relative to FDA programs, activities, legislative position and proposals; serving as focal point for contact with Members of Congress and their committees and staffs, caucuses and individual member offices to explain FDA’s established policies and procedures; developing special materials, which includes Agency staff papers, summaries, charts, and reports requested by Members of Congress, their committees and staff, and attends hearings on FDA-related matters and reports vulnerable or weak areas and potential or apparent areas of opposition or trouble.

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