Job Overview


The Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division (ALD) is seeking a Supervisory Program Specialist.

The Supervisory Program Specialist will: perform a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties in the overall planning, development, and management of activities, projects, and programs delegated to the American Law Divison; participate in special projects, ongoing analyses, and initiatives; act as a liaison with various groups and individuals throughout the Division, CRS, and the Library; and supervise a group of administrative and clerical employees, coordinating and directing their activities and providing administrative and technical supervision.

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.


Serves as a principal advisor to the American Law Division on all administrative management matters associated with programs, operations, and activities.

Manages special projects for the American Law Division and program issues of broad impact for the Division and/or CRS.

Organizes, develops, schedules, and delivers training for American Law Division staff across a wide variety of subject areas.

Serves as a technical expert in the resolution of problems and issues related to substantive mission-oriented programs that influence the development and maintenance of relationships with staff at various levels in CRS, the Library, and external agencies and organizations.

Directly supervises 3 administrative and clerical employees in the Administrative Section of the American Law Division. Leads these staff toward meeting the Library’s and CRS’s vision, mission, and goals by managing performance, communicating effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, and thinking systematically and inspiring change. Exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisor Core Competencies.