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Congressional Analyst - 27806 in Arlington, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/13/2019

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    Arlington, VA
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Job Description


Alion is looking for a Congressional Analyst to work in Arlington, VA.  This position supports a program within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)).


  • Coordinate, lead and plan the full range of complex congressional activities and communications on behalf of OUSD(R&E); proactively work and coordinate strategy execution with the Office of Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs (OSD(LA)) and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Budget and Appropriations Affairs (BAA); manage Congressional workflow through CHARRTS, DoDCTS, OLC websites, CATMS, and DoDCTS.
  • Respond to special assignments as required to support emerging requirements and multifunctional administrative support services, to include analysis, filing, Congressional staff support activities, inter -OSD and inter-Department Congressional task management, briefing creation or management, and special Congressional workflow management.
  • Create and maintain workflow reporting and analysis documents and products as required by R&E, including tracking deadlines and delays and issuing notices and guidance to the offices within the R&E organization.
  • Collate, edit, format, or otherwise refine special R&E-level reports, including managing special groups and creating workflow strategies to meet complex and evolving Congressional reporting requirements.
  • Verify, pass and maintain staff security clearances; receive, process and maintain building/hill badge requests for staff and congressional committee members; track and maintain incoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests; provide assistance in obtaining parking clearance on the Pentagon Reservation for congressional visitors.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of five (5) years recent and relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.  At the discretion of the Government, specialized experience may be substituted in lieu of specific educational requirements.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience on Capitol Hill.  A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience working congressional actions to include:  legislative proposals, congressional reports, and research of congressional language.  
  • Minimum of two (2) year of experience in legislative systems management in the Department of Defense is required. 
  • Knowledge of military protocol, congressional activities, and experience in working at the highest levels within the government and/or private sector is required.
  • Top Secret, ability to obtain and maintain SCI.  Contractors proposed that have not had an SCI clearance may take more than a year to be cleared.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in Congressional briefing management and direct Congressional staff interaction and support as a DoD representative is highly desirable.  A minimum of one (1) year of experience in direct OSD principal (USD, ASD or DDR&E) management is highly desirable.  
  • Knowledge and experience using the following applications/programs is highly desirable: Correspondence and Task Management System (CATMS), Congressional Hearings And Reporting Requirements Tracking System (CHARRTS), DoD Directives Portal, Congressional Quarterly (CQ), RollCall, Early Bird and OLC online products.
  • Active TS/SCI or DCID 6/4 eligibility within the last five (5) years preferred.

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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