Thursday, September 15, 2016

FDA - Congressional Affairs Specialist

Job Overview
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 Office of Finance, Budget and Acquisition, Office of Budget in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Reviews and analyze current and potential bills and report language of Congressional Appropriations Committees and other Congressional Committees to identify and summarize matters of current interest (such as special reports required by Congress), or items of special interest to be addressed.
Analyzes issues and coordinates comments including formal inquiries from Members of Congress, questions from Congressional staff, testimonies, questions for the record, briefing requests, and recommendations associated with  Congressional Appropriations Committees materials through various offices.
Coordinates the Agency-wide annual congressional appropriations hearing cycle.  As coordinator, maintains schedule of hearing; arranges for the preparation and clearance of opening statements, witness lists, seating chart and congressional justifications with committee staff; provides staff assistance to the Budget Director at the hearing; assigns and review submitted questions for the record; and arranges for the review, editing, clearance and return to the committees of the transcripts of the hearing record with inserts and submitted questions and answers for the record.

Help facilitate internal and external legislative outreach strategy including briefings and rollouts of Agency announcements.
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Job Announcement Number:  FDA-00-16-DE-1778207PR