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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Resources, Science, and Industry Division seeks a Research Librarian which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry. 
      

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    Responsibilities

    The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on natural resources and/or environmental policy, including land and water resource management, air quality, and climate.  Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in federal natural resources or environmental agencies,  earth sciences, or climate policy  are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in public policy, industry, or legal research.

    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 more than a century.

    Analyzes and solves research problems within designated policy research areas. Factors that affect the complexity of these problems include novelty, the difficulty in locating authoritative information, and the specialized nature of the subject area.

    Responds to congressional and internal requests for information related to issues requiring in-depth knowledge of the context/background of the issue, and for information that is difficult to find and/or requires filtering/synthesis. Utilizes specialized knowledge to prepare responses to requests and develop and execute research methodologies for specialized topics.

    Develops and maintains knowledge of research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates new, specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; and recommends specialized information resources and research materials for purchase or renewal.

    Provides orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients, colleagues, and peers on research methods and research resources.

    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.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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    1410 Librarian

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