Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
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The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks an Administrative Support Clerk for the American Law Division to provide frontline client service to callers and visitors and administrative support to the division.
Within CRS, the American Law Division's work addresses all legal questions that arise in a legislative context or are otherwise of interest to Congress. Some issues relate to the institutional prerogatives of Congress under the Constitution. Other questions involve constitutional and legal principles of statutory analysis that cross legislative policy areas, such as federalism, commerce powers and individual rights. The Division also focuses on the intricacies of legal precedent and statutory construction as they relate to business, crime, the environment, civil rights, international law and other issues. CRS is an arm of Congress. Its reports and memoranda, while not legally binding, are used by Members and committees of Congress in their legislative deliberations and decision making. More information about CRS is available on the CRS Careers website.
The ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications, have knowledge of client relationship management software and systems, be able to provide excellent customer service, and must exercise sound judgment.
The selectee will provide administrative and clerical support to division staff and managers, perform specialized data entry and data management-related tasks, prepare and draft a variety of correspondence and other written materials using standard word processing software, and maintain official administrative files and records. The selectee's duties will include greeting, screening, and referring visitors; taking and delivering telephone messages; and referring callers to division staff. The selectee will also be responsible for handling routine inquiries relating to office support services, supplies, equipment, forms, and administrative approval processes and procedures.
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.
- The selectee will work a fixed schedule: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
- See other requirements under QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED, below