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09STATE89125 2009-08-26 18:06:00 UNCLASSIFIED Secretary of State
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SUMMER 2010 BIDDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BUREAU

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E.O. 12958: N/A
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SUBJECT: SUMMER 2010 BIDDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BUREAU
OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS



1. The Bureau of Legislative Affairs (H) is seeking bidders
for key positions available in Summer 2010. Assignments in
H afford Foreign Service Officers a unique opportunity to
shape the Department's legislative strategy, promote the
Administration's policy objectives, and gain in-depth
understanding of the crucial relationship between the Department
and Congress. H offers career-enhancing, Seventh Floor
positions in which you can have a direct, substantive
impact in achieving our foreign policy goals. We look forward
to hearing from you.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE SUMMER 2010


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2. FS-01 Legislative Management Officer (H/EX, S8977400) vice
Colvin

The incumbent leads a group of eleven Legislative Management
Officers and technical staff responsible for the planning and
coordination of congressional travel. S/he develops and manages
strategies to continuously improve and expand H's support of
CODELs and STAFFDELs and regularly briefs a broad cross section
of Department personnel on congressional travel and related
issues. POC: Dean Wooden, Executive Director, 202-647-1714.



3. FS-02 Legislative Management Officer (H/EX, S6039704)
vice Schaming

The incumbent serves as Director of the Department's
Congressional Liaison Office in the Rayburn House Office
Building and reports directly to the bureau's Executive Director.
The Director supervises one Civil Service employee and works
closely with a Senior Consular Officer who is detailed to the
office. Coordinating with Bureau of Legislative Affairs'
Legislative Management Officers and others throughout the
Department, s/he ensures rapid and accurate responses to
hundreds of queries from congressional offices every
month on a range of topics, conducts training on State-Congress
relations, produces the weekly State Department on the Hill
newsletter, and facilitates placement of FSOs in congressional
offices via the Pearson Fellows Program. Hill experience such
as a Pearson/APSA Fellowship or equivalent education would be very
helpful. POC: Dean Wooden, Executive Director, 202-647-1714.



4.
FS-01 Legislative Management Officer (H/RGF, S6039802) vice Bellegarde
FS-01 Legislative Management Officer (H/RGF, S6039808) vice Charles
FS-01 Legislative Management Officer (H/RGF, S6039807) vice Kushner
FS-02 Legislative Management Officer (H/RGF, S6039700) vice Greene

Four Legislative Management Officer (LMO) positions will become
available in Summer 2010. The incumbents each manage a portfolio
focused on the work of regional or functional Bureaus of the
Department. They serve as policy advisors to the H bureau's senior
management and advocate new legislation or substantive revisions to
existing law to attain the foreign policy goals of the
Administration. They negotiate throughout the Department and with
Congress, other Federal agencies, and international organizations to
implement legislative initiatives. LMOs prepare authoritative
Department legislative positions and legislative action plans, and
serve as the legislative point of contact for the Department on their
respective portfolios by managing the Department's interaction with
Congress. They also coordinate Department participation in all major
testimony and briefings to the Congress. POC:
Steve Zate, Acting DAS for Regional, Global, and Functional Affairs,
202-647-1890.



5. Minimize considered.
CLINTON