Company Overview Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Drawing upon its heritage companies' histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market, Avantus ensures eminence is earned, sustained and grown. Avantus' services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges. Our capabilities include Project & Portfolio Management, Facilities, Acquisition & Sustainment, Systems Engineering Technical Services, Operations & Analysis, Transformation & Advisory Services, Data & Software Solutions, Digital Innovation, and Augmented Intelligence. Position Overview Avantus Federal is looking for a Mid-level Congressional Analyst to work in Arlington, VA. This position supports a program within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) for Research and Engineering (R&E). Duties Include: Responsibilities * Support the full range of congressional activities and communications on behalf of OUSD (R&E) to include staffer days, legislative proposals, mark-ups, quick turn RFIs/takers, bill analysis, prepping senior leaders for weekly touch points, supporting correspondence, monitoring congressional hearings and events * Provide support to monitor congressional telecons and associated meetings, support records management activiites, track and analyze non-defense bills, support congressional correspondence management, develop and update SOPs, support and coordinate security reviews. * Support the verification, passing and maintainance of 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. * Knowledge of military protocol, congressional activities, and experience in working at the highest levels within the government and/or private sector is required. * Knowledge of DoD processes and organizational structure, and success engaging and enhancing connectivity between leadership and subordinate offices. * Experience directing coordination of policy or products that involves multiple/disparate stakeholders * Secret Clearance is required. #Avantusclearedjob * Required to follow the Executive Order 14042 mandate regarding COVID vaccination and client requirements to ensure compliance. Preferred Qualifications * 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. Company EEO Statement Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law. Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.