Job Overview


The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Workforce Management and Development is accepting applications for a Human Capital Management Specialist under its 2012 Graduate Recruit Program. This position will be filled at the GS-09 or GS-11 level (see "Duties" below).


Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days beginning in the spring/summer of 2012. Some initial appointments may be eligible for subsequent conversion to permanent appointments, contingent upon participants' performance and completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding.


CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

A legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.


The selectee will be assigned a diverse portfolio of projects in the area of staffing, performance management, and training and development. The selectee will work in a collaborative, team environment on strategies and initiatives to enhance the Service’s human capital capabilities and to ensure a quality workforce under resource constraints.

Applicants should have coursework or work experience in one or more of the following: human capital management, project management, strategic planning, and program evaluation.