The Congressional Research Service (CRS) within the Library of Congress seeks a Legislative Information Specialist to join its Office of Congressional Information and Publishing. The Office of Congressional Information and Publishing is the organization with CRS and the Library of Congress that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress. This information is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation. This position, which will be filled at the GS-09 level (see "Duties" below), is under the CRS 2018 Graduate Recruit Program.Learn more about this agency
ABOUT THE GRADUATE RECRUIT PROGRAM:
Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days beginning in the spring/summer of 2018. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon participants' performance and completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.
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.
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.
Working with both legislative information and congressional client information, the selectee will: track measures through the legislative process from introduction, floor proceedings in both chambers, multiple amendment processes, committee and subcommittee actions, and approval or veto by the President; evaluate legislative actions and documents; contribute to the processes of legislative subject term assignment; and maintain quality control over legislative metadata and authority records to ensure accuracy, timeliness, availability, and reliability. The Legislative Information Specialist will perform this work in a digital online environment.
This candidate should have solid computer skills, including skills needed to work with databases, spreadsheets, and web applications in a network environment. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and coursework or experience in legal research and/or political science. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, as well as strong collaborative skills are also valued. Strong attention to detail is required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Graduate students, recent graduates, or Library of Congress employees who meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
1. U.S. Citizenship
2. Enrollment in or anticipated/recent graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program between May 2017 and August 2018 (Library employees may already possess a graduate degree.)
3. General education requirements for a GS-09 appointment (see "Qualifications Required " below).
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