Library Technician (Temporary, 180 days) Congressional Research Service

Position Title:   Library Technician (Temporary, 180 days)

Grade & Salary Range:   GS-7 ($45,972.00 to $59,762 per year)

Who May Apply:     US Citizens

Number of Positions:       2

Location:   Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)
Contact Information:    David Gibbs, Knowledge and Technical Services Section Head, Knowledge Services Group,        

 Library Technician (Temporary, 180 days)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG), seeks two Library Technicians (GS-7), to join the Knowledge Services Group for a temporary appointment (maximum 180 days).

Under the direction of the Digital Services Librarians in the Knowledge Services Group, the Library Technician will participate in the creation of sites for CRS’s new Research Portal, a digital document repository built on the Microsoft SharePoint platform.  Work will include scanning documents, ensuring they are legible and fully OCRed, uploading them to a SharePoint site, applying file-naming conventions and metadata, testing search and usability, and performing quality assurance (QA) on the site. Work will also include uploading and tagging of born-digital documents.

Current library school students are encouraged to apply.

Although it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

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.

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.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit an email to David Gibbs,, by May 25 that includes, along with your resume, the reasons for your interest, and the particular qualifications you possess that make you a good fit for the position.

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