AmeriCorps

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
Legislative Correspondent

Deadline to apply :
Applications accepted on rolling basis

Type of Position :
Staff (Full-Time)

Position Description :

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is an unprecedented effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and respond to the public health, education, and economic crisis caused by the pandemic. It includes measures to deliver immediate relief to American families, fund a national vaccination program, provide aid for small businesses struggling to keep their doors open, cut child poverty in half, reopen schools, and help parents get back to work. American Rescue Plan funds will allow AmeriCorps to:

  • Create new national service opportunities
  • Provide additional benefits for members and volunteers
  • Support nonprofits working in underserved communities
Job Duties :

The Legislative Correspondent performs a variety of support and coordination functions for the Office of Government Relations to strengthen relationships with elected officials. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate formal agency correspondence with the offices of federal, state, and local elected officials, including drafting responses, facilitating cross departmental clearance, and other needs.
  • Coordinate agency notifications of grant and project awards and deployments to elected officials, including coordinating with cross departmental teams, preparing materials, providing recommendations on strategic opportunities, and supporting outreach to elected official staff.
  • Conduct research and support the development of briefing materials for Agency senior leadership, including CEO and program directors.
  • Manage Government Relations databases of federal, state, and local officials and their staff, including contact management, tracking engagements and interactions, and developing regular reports.
  • Support tracking Congressional inquiries and legislation.
Requirements :

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees and supervisors.
  • Merit Promotion and internal applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
  • Must be telework ready.
  • If selected for the position, you must sign an employment agreement prior to onboarding that details the remote working conditions/expectations.
  • See the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for more details regarding this position’s FULL-TIME REMOTE status.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation.
  • A financial disclosure may be required for this position.
  • Dates of employment, including beginning and end dates in the following format: month/day/year, must be included on resume.

Qualifications

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the mid range of the NY-01 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-05 level in the Federal Service. Applicant must have 1 year specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes providing federal, state, and local elected officials correspondence; preparing materials for agency notifications; performing various support functions; and strengthening relationships with elected officials.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps VISTA) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant’s resume.