This Term Appointment will initially be for a three-year period, but may be extended for a total of five years. Should the need arise, this position may be made permanent without further competition.
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As an employee on a Term Appointment, you will not acquire competitive status and you will not be covered by the agency's Interchange Agreement with the Office of Personnel Management, which allows for noncompetitive transfer from CNCS to other agencies in the competitive service of the federal government. More information about interchange agreements can be found HERE.
Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its core programs -- Senior Corps, and AmeriCorps -- and the national volunteer efforts through serve.gov.
As the nation's largest grantmaker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America's nonprofit sector and addressing our nation's challenges through service.
CNCS harnesses America's most powerful resource - the energy and talents of our citizens - to solve problems. We believe that everyone can make a difference and that all of us should try. From grade school through retirement, CNCS empowers Americans and fosters a lifetime of service.
Employer of National Service
As an Employer of National Service, CNCS is committed to providing job opportunities to national service participants. Accordingly, qualified AmeriCorps members (current and former), returned Peace Corps volunteers and other national service participants are encouraged to apply to our positions.
The Legislative Aide is a member of the Office of Government Relations at the Corporation for National and Community Service. Based on a working knowledge of the responsibilities and the mission of the Corporation, as well as a working knowledge and understanding of the Corporation programs and initiatives, the Legislative Aid performs a variety of support functions for the Director and the Office of Government Relations.
- Assists in communications with the offices of federal, state, and local elected officials.
- Assists in developing systems and procedures for the office.
- Prepares briefing materials for Agency senior leadership, including CEO and program directors.
- Manages Government Relations email updates to federal, state, and local officials, including managing use of Gov Delivery.
- Drafts correspondence for Government Relations purposes.
- Maintains database of staff contacts in Congressional and other elected officials' offices; assists in tracking Congressional inquiries and legislation.
- Prepares agendas, talking points and background information for the Director.
- Conducts research and performs other communications tasks, as assigned.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.