Staff Assistant, GS-301-9/11

Department of State

About the organization

The position is located in the Global Engagement Center (GEC), Office of the Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R).

The incumbent serves as a Staff Assistant is responsible for liaising with State Department entities and with other U.S. government agencies in processing various memoranda, taskers, cables, and other correspondence. The incumbent will be asked to prepare confidential background material and reports for GEC leaderships’ use in GEC meetings, tracking Congressional taskers and assisting in preparation of Congressional Briefings and drafting and editing briefing documents.

Duties

• Coordinates the flow of documents, information, and tasking into and out of the office. Reviews and assesses incoming and outgoing documents for content, appropriateness, timeliness, and internal consistency. Documents include, but are not limited to action, informational, and/or briefing memoranda, policy papers and other correspondence.
• Serves as a point of contact for the office, responding to internal and external requests for assistance in a minimum amount of time.
• Provides advice, guidance, and assistance on the preparation of responses to Congressional inquiries; resolves questions of interpretation/applicability; solicits comments from appropriate staff offices; reviews and edits responses; and consolidates comments.
• Conducts background research on issues of interest to office leadership and prepares briefings, reports, or other documentation to keep management apprised of status, any issues that might impact program/project accomplishments and that support recommendations.

Qualifications

-Experience preparing confidential background material, reports and presentation for senior executives to be used for meetings

-Experience monitoring media activity (e.g., wire reports, articles).

-Experience tracking Congressional taskers and assisting in preparing Congressional briefings (e.g., drafting, editing, corresponding). • Coordinates the flow of documents, information, and tasking into and out of the office. Reviews and assesses incoming and outgoing documents for content, appropriateness, timeliness, and internal consistency. Documents include, but are not limited to action, informational, and/or briefing memoranda, policy papers and other correspondence.

Salary

$59, 534 to $72,030

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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