Legislative Information Specialists -Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) within the Library of Congress seeks to fill two Legislative Information Specialist positions in its Office of Congressional Information and Publishing.   The positions are open to students currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from (between May 2017 and August 2018) an advanced degree program.  Initial appointments of up to 120 days will begin in the summer of 2018.  Selectees who perform successfully may be considered for permanent placement with CRS at the end of the summer or whenever they complete their graduate degree requirements. 


CRS Works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate.  The Office of Congressional Information and Publishing is the organization with CRS that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress. This information is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation.  


Working with both legislative information and congressional client information, the selectee will: track measures through the legislative process from introduction, floor proceedings in both chambers, multiple amendment processes, committee and subcommittee actions, and approval or veto by the President; evaluate legislative actions and documents; contribute to the processes of legislative subject term assignment; and maintain quality control over legislative metadata and authority records to ensure accuracy, timeliness, availability, and reliability. The Legislative Information Specialist will perform this work in a digital online environment.  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 have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and coursework or experience in legal research and/or political science. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, as well as strong collaborative skills are also valued. Strong attention to detail is required. 


I hope you will alert your students to this unique employment opportunity.  Applications must be received by May 22, 2018.   For more information and how to apply, please go to: http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/opportunities/graduate-recruit.html