temporary ( U.S. Citizens Only ) Administrative Support Assistant (Temporary Position)

  • Opening Date: January 24, 2023
  • Closing Date: February 7, 2023
  • LC Organization Unit: Congressional Research Service
  • Grade: GS-09
  • Series: 0301
  • Availability: U.S. Citizens Only
  • Duration: 6 months with the possibility of extension(s), not-to-exceed 10 months. Full-time.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Office of the Counselor to the Director, is seeking an Administrative Support Assistant to serve as a central resource for implementing and maintaining administrative procedures and processes to support the day-to-day operational needs of the office.  Candidates with demonstrated experience working with automated systems for the purpose of maintaining and tracking information are encouraged to apply.


The selectee for this temporary position acts as a central resource for implementing and maintaining administrative procedures and processes such as maintaining official administrative files and records; managing files on the SharePoint site; scheduling meetings for senior managers; monitoring progress of required trainings and deadlines related to performance management compliance; assisting attorneys with tracking pending matters; and other administrative tasks.  May serve as the office timekeeper.

The Administrative Support Assistant will be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications, (e.g., SharePoint or similar, Excel, Word, Adobe), and file and calendar management.  Must be able to provide excellent customer service, and  exercise sound judgment.

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 legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Expected:

  • Ability to apply administrative processes and techniques
  • Ability to utilize computer technology
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Anticipated Start Date:  Early to mid-March, 2023.

Location: Washington, DC

If you are interested in being considered, please submit an e-mail to Cathy Hurst-Weber, churstweber@crs.loc.gov, with a cover letter, a resume that includes the start and end dates and number of hours per week for each work experience, and a copy of college transcripts (if applicable).

Interviews may be held.