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 2019. 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.
ABOUT CRS: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.
DUTIES FOR THIS POSITION INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- Performs reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services.
- Contributes to the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities. Identifies project-related issues or problems, helps gather requirements for tools and systems to address these needs, and liaises with information technology specialists regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced information systems.
- Participates in digital content and data projects. Assists with ongoing assessment of CRS’s information services through data gathering and analysis, and exploratory research on standard storage and access options and preservation strategies. Participates in research and evaluation, and in the planning, design, development, testing, and implementation of new digital services.
- Keeps abreast of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval.
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 be enrolled in or graduating from a Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree program or have experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information; and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval.
Conditions of Employment
Graduates students and Library of Congress employees who meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
1. U.S. Citizenship
2. Current enrollment in or anticipated graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program. (Library employees may already possess a graduate degree).
3.General education requirements for a GS-9 appointment (see table below).
GS-9 Grade Level: Two years of progressively higher level appropriate graduate education leading to a Master’s degree, OR Master’s or equivalent graduate degree, OR
One year of specialized experience at the GS-07 grade level in the federal service or at a comparable level of difficulty outside the federal service.
Open & closing dates: 03/20/2019 to 04/17/2019
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year
Appointment type: Temporary – Position will be filled under the Congressional Research Service Graduate Recruit Program. Full-time, temporary with the expectation of subsequent conversion to permanent.
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