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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of the Counselor to the Director is seeking a legal advisor. The Office of the Counselor to the Director examines and defines the range of legal and policy questions and issues that arise from CRS operations, as well as its relationship with Congress, and other service units within the Library of Congress. It also serves as the principal legal and policy advisor to the Director, Deputy Director and other senior management officials.

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    Responsibilities

    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 over 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.

    Serving under the direction of the Counselor to the Director, the legal advisor conducts legal research on a narrow range of matters and topics of interest or concern to CRS.

    Legal advisor duties include:

    • Works with CRS and Library officials in the development and administration of labor relations policies and activities in CRS.
    • Participates in the formulation of policies and assists in their implementation Service-wide.
    • Participates in legal analyses and consultation on questions of statutory interpretation.
    • Provides legal advice and guidance to supervisors and managers.
    • Reviews proposed contracts and associated legal questions.
    • Researches legal issues arising in connection with the statutory procedures.
    • Maintains cooperative working relationships with Library and department management officials, and government agencies in order to advance the programs and objectives of CRS and the Library.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13 - The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601669200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.