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Office of Compliance Workplace Rights Advisor in Washington, District Of Columbia

Workplace Rights Advisor

Legislative Branch

Office of Compliance

The Office of Compliance has been renamed Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (OCWR).
  • ##### Open & closing dates

09/20/2019 to 10/04/2019

  • ##### Service


  • ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 00

  • ##### Salary

$78,000 to $86,000 per year

  • ##### Appointment type


  • ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Washington, DC

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (OCWR) is looking for a dynamic Workplace Rights Advisor who possesses excellent communications skills to join the team of dedicated employees responsible for administering the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) which applies the rights and responsibilities of 13 employment and labor workplace statutes in the Legislative Branch.

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The incumbent is responsible for exercising sound judgment, working independently and cooperatively, communicating in a clear and courteous manner, and showing a willingness to achieve and innovate. The incumbent is also responsible for performing the following functions in a timely and competent manner:

  • Report to the Deputy Executive Director for the House of Representatives.
  • Serve as an integral part of the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights' (OCWR) program to inform, educate, and train the legislative branch community on workplace rights and responsibilities under the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA).
  • Stay current on the employment laws applied by the CAA, and all related topics.
  • Conduct research and develop instructional materials that convey complex information in straightforward terms.
  • Prepare and present information on CAA-related topics, such as discrimination and workplace safety, explaining the application of provisions of the CAA to the covered community.
  • Monitor and provide updates on the status of proposed and pending legislation of interest to the OCWR.
  • Assist with communications and outreach activities, including the development of digital media content.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of special events sponsored by the OCWR.
  • Maintain confidentiality of Office information and proceedings as required by the CAA and the Rules of Procedure.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • #### Job family (Series)

0341 Administrative Officer

- Requirements
Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.


A Juris Doctor degree is required, with a minimum of 3 years work experience in law, human resources, or education.

Proven ability to conduct legal research and develop training materials for adult learners.

Familiarity with various media platforms is a plus.

Ability to work collaboratively with others, and maintain production schedules.


Juris Doctor.

Additional information

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume. You must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance and a criminal background check will be performed on the selected candidate.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Upon review of the resumes, the Office will determine which candidates will be asked to interview. Candidates will be notified and scheduled for interviews, if selected.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


Drug test required


- Required Documents


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

- Benefits

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- How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to: Jennifer.McCuiston@ocwr.gov, or mail to: Office of Congressional Workplace Rights, 110 Second Street SE, Room LA-200, Washington, DC 20540. Attn: Jennifer McCuiston. Please be advised that mail to the offices on Capitol Hill may be delayed (up to 2 weeks) due to inspection processes. Emailing of your application is encouraged.

Agency contact information
Jennifer McCuiston





Office of Congressional Workplace Rights 110 Second Street, SE (LA-200) Washington, DC 20540 US

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Next steps

Candidates will be notified and scheduled for interviews, if selected.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546400900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.