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Congressional Affairs Support 

Description

The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing the United States Military with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of The Columbia Group, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K Profit Sharing Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Account, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving ten (10) paid Federal holidays.

We are seeking a Congressional Affairs Support Specialist to join our team in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will:

  • Track Congressional Affairs having an impact on PEO Aircraft Carriers Programs.
  • Coordinate PEO Aircraft Carriers programs Congressional affairs with stakeholders such as Naval Reactors (NAVSEA 08), NAVSEA Public Affairs (NAVSEA 00D), Chief of Naval Information (CHINFO), Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA), Office of Financial Management and Budget (FMBE).
  • Coordinate and gather information for Congressional inquiries such as Requests for Information and Questions for the Record.
  • Assist in drafting prepared testimony.
  • Attend Congressional hearings in support of PEO Aircraft Carriers programs and related interest items. Draft and distribute summaries for review by key PEO Aircraft Carriers personnel.
  • Review and analyze Congressional language and identify language of interest or impact to PEO Aircraft Carriers efforts. Provide summary of language and pertinent analysis and distribute to PEO Aircraft Carriers and stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Assist with the development of annual program review briefings for Congress.
  • Prepare information for Congressional and other senior government officials.
  • Update and maintain current profiles of Members of Congress, Committee Members and their Professional Staff.
  • Maintain side-by-side of Authorization and Appropriation Status and Marks.
  • Compile Congressional Metrics.
  • Prepare and distribute Congressional updates.
  • Assist in information gathering for any Government Accountability Office (GAO) audits.
  • Provide input to and coordination of annual issue papers.
  • Coordinate input and monitor progress of PEO Aircraft Carriers legislative proposals as directed by the COR.
  • Monitor/administer inputs to the Congressional Information Management System (CIMS).
  • Provide training to PEO Staff on Congressional procedures.
  • Update and maintain the Aircraft Carriers Congressional Affairs metrics.
 
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Congressional Affairs or Congressional staff for DoD/Navy
  • An active Secret security clearance.
  • US citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • DoD/Navy ACAT I Program experience.
  • DoD/Navy Congressional liaison experience.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Congressional Affairs Support  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number ADM-20-00006  
Location Washington, DC Client Site  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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