permanent ( u.s. citizens only ) Assistant Director and Senior Specialist (American Law Division) (Vacancy#:VAR001153)

  • Opening Date: January 10, 2020
  • Closing Date: February 7, 2020
  • OPM Control Number: 556274200
  • Vacancy Number: VAR001153
  • LC Organization Unit: Congressional Research Service
  • Grade: SL-00
  • Series: 0905
  • Minimum Salary: $131239.00
  • Maximum Salary: $197300.00
  • Availability: U.S. Citizens Only

This position serves as head of the American Law Division, a major CRS research division. In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Assistant Director leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the work of a team of attorneys in its production of written products and consulting services in support of the U.S. Congress.  Working directly with congressional committees and Members of the House and Senate, ALD attorneys contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers legal and policy issues of importance to the American people.  Areas of research, analysis, and consultative support include all facets of law in the United States, including administrative, business, civil rights, constitutional, energy, environmental, health, immigration, intellectual property, international, labor, military, national security, procurement, tax and trade law.  The Assistant Director ensures that both written and consulting work is of the highest quality and consistently meets the Service’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.

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