Job Overview

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Information Management and Technology (IMT) is seeking two Applications Developers to develop specific applications (websites, web applications, including mobile) to serve the research and information needs of the Members and staff of the Congress and the staff of CRS. The selectees will be responsible for identifying and analyzing user needs and planning, designing, developing, implementing, testing, maintaining, evaluating, and reporting on computer applications to support congressional and CRS users in processes related to legislative, policy and analytic research, reference research, financial, human capital, and special initiatives.

  • The first selectee for this position will design, develop, and manage web applications using tools such as Visual Studio 2010/2012, SharePoint 2010/13, Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO), Web services (XML, SOAP, WCF), Oracle 11g, SQL Server 2008/12, TOAD, SQL developer; languages include C#, ASP.NET, PL/SQL, LINQ, T-SQL, XML, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, in the context of ASP.NET Webforms and/or MVS3 (or later), running on IIS7.5 and mobile devices.
  • The second selectee for this position will design, develop, and manage custom Microsoft Office applications using C#, VSTO to manipulate Microsoft Office APIs as applied to WORD and other Office applications using tools such as Visual Studio 2010/2012, SharePoint 2010/13, Web services (XML, SOAP, WCF), Oracle 11g, SQL Server 2008/12, TOAD, SQL developer; languages include C#, ASP.NET, PL/SQL, LINQ, T-SQL, XML, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery in the context of ASP.NET Webforms and/or MVC3 or later, running on IIS7.5 and mobile devices. This position requires a high-level of proficiency in the Automation of Microsoft Office 2010+ applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook) using VSTO and C# with an in-depth knowledge on the respective object models including the full breadth and depth of its underlying complexities and idiosyncrasies.

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 a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. 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.

Duties

Provides high-level technical expertise and leadership in the planning, reporting, design, development, testing, implementation, and management of specific intranet and extranet applications to serve the research and information needs of the Members and staff of the United States Congress and the staff of the Congressional Research Service.

Performs substantive technical research and evaluates new and emerging developments in the area of online systems and applications. Recommends the adoption of new technologies and/or applications that will improve the creation, maintenance, and delivery of information services the congressional clients and CRS staff.

Develops and recommends policies, guidelines, standards, and processes for the planning, development, integration, implementation, and evaluation of information technology applications to meet the overall information needs of CRS staff and CRS’s congressional clients.