Vacancy Announcement

Office of the Whistleblower Ombudsman

Position Available: Whistleblower Ombudsman
Vacancy Announcement Number: OWO-001-19
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Until Filled
Salary Level/Range: Commensurate with experience
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

The United States House of Representatives is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Whistleblower Ombudsman. The Office of the Whistleblower Ombudsman was created in the 116th Congress to advise and train Congressional Member offices and Committee staff to effectively work with public and private sector whistleblowers. The position is nonpartisan. Primary duties include organizing the new office, advising and training House offices on best practices for working with whistleblowers, assisting offices in establishing effective whistleblower case management systems, and notifying appropriate staff of relevant laws and policies.


• Bachelor’s degree required;

• Extensive experience working directly with individual whistleblowers from initial outreach through the entire case management process;

• A strong command of the relevant laws and policies governing whistleblower issues;

• Experience conducting trainings and educational outreach;

• Knowledge of Congressional oversight and the ways in which Congress interacts with whistleblowers; and

• Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Management experience and employment experience on Capitol Hill are preferred.

Applicant Instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to


The U.S. House of Representatives is an equal opportunity employer. Travel expenses associated with the interview and hiring process must be paid by the applicant. Moving and related relocation expenses are not available. Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will.