The incumbent serves as a Legislative Analyst, responsible for performing authoritative legislative research ensuring that information is current and accurate. The incumbent assumes responsibility for planning, coordinating and carrying out approved projects and informs the Director of progress as appropriate. The Legislative Analyst reports to the Director, Office of Congressional Relations.Learn more about this agency
Law degree or Graduate degree in Public Policy or related field desirable.
This position is located in the Congressional Relations Office, Office of the Chief of Staff, Office of the Librarian.
The position description numbers for this position are 338424 and 338425, GS-12 and GS-13, respectively.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
Assignments involve handling Legislative research problems, questions, or situations within assigned jurisdictions. Performs legal research at various levels of complexity, including that involving the use of on-line sources of information as well as other available sources. Performs analysis on various Legislative topics. Performs thorough legal analyses and prepares analytical documents with complex variables within legislation which may significantly affect the Library of Congress.
Prepares written analyses or other analytical documents with complex variables within the Legislative areas relating to the development, interpretation, or implementation of sensitive public policies of national or international significance to the Library of Congress.
Provides written preparation for congressional hearings, including: identification and notification of appropriate Library witnesses; identification of strategy and key messages to highlight in hearing testimony in conjunction with witnesses; work with appropriate service units on draft testimony; establishment of timelines to meet committee testimony deadlines; preparation of briefing books, including updating committee biographies; finalization and delivery of hearing testimony to the committee; consultation with committee staff on hearing matters; scheduling consultation meetings with Library senior officials before hearings; preparation of potential questions and answers in conjunction with witnesses and consulting Library staff for the hearing subject; and prepartion for hearing rehearsals with Library officials.
Drafts a quarterly Legislative Alert for communication among Library officials and Library staff regarding current bills and issues in Congress that impact the Library and its staff. Using knowledge of the Library and its policies and collections, researches, analyzes and responds appropriately to congressional inquiries sent to the Library on a multitude of subjects.
Assists with preparing for Library officials, offices of Members and congressional committee, authoritative descriptive and background reports, compilations, surveys, comparisons of laws and bills, and other written products that are characterized by substantial depth and cover all pertinent factors and relationships.
Uses broad knowledge of legal issues, current legislative concerns, and Library matters to prepare and deliver oral presentations at Library programs, public policy forums, and other outreach programs and coordinates the efforts of other contributors.
Works with the Director and other senior staff to plan, schedule and carry out high-level legislative assignments and tasks related to various program initiatives, special projects and special events involving legislative issues. Under guidance of the CRO Director, develops and maintains relationships with various Library officials, other Federal agencies and Members of Congress and Congressional staff.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.
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