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    Summary

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate. CRS seeks a senior level executive to serve as an Associate Director and lead its Office of Publishing (PUB).

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    Responsibilities

    This position serves as the head of CRS’s Office of Publishing with overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical CRS programs and operations.

    In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Associate Director will be responsible for directing various aspects of the Service’s editorial and publishing programs including designing and editing text-based research products, visual information services and products, geospatial information systems services and products, quality assurance, and product support functions.  The Associate Director is also responsible for directing the information architecture functions relevant to information research management, which includes overseeing areas such as taxonomy development, content management, search engine optimization, records management, including digital records management activities, and data analytics for CRS and client-facing information management tools (e.g., CRS.gov). 

    The Associate Director serves as the top technical authority on matters of editorial and publishing policy, and on matters relating to the information architecture, information research management, and data analytics for the activities mentioned above.  In addition to managing the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, the Associate Director also serves as a principal advisor to the CRS Director and Deputy Director, and members of the CRS Research Policy Council on functions, programs and services under the office’s responsibility.

    Major duties of this position include:

    • Overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical CRS programs and operations.
    • Serves as the top technical authority on matters of editorial and publishing policy, and on matters relating to information architecture, information research management, and data analytics for the above cited activities.
    • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
    • Assures the availability of the intellectual capacity to meet the current and changing requirements of CRS editorial and publishing and information research management needs at a sustained level of excellence.
    • Serves as a key advisor to the Director and Deputy Director on various programs, policies and agency-wide change projects. 
    • Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical CRS programs. 
    • Represents CRS in high-level meetings with other Library of Congress service and infrastructure support units, legislative branch agencies, and with other federal and private officials and organizations.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00 - The salary range indicated reflects the basic pay adjustment of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

  • Job family (Series)

    1082 Writing And Editing

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558381900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.