professional CRS Staff Assistant, Communications (Temporary, 180 days)

  • Hosting Service Unit: Congressional Research Service
  • Program Contact: JoVaughn Proctor, [email protected] (202) 707-8841
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Clerical/entry-level
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Application Period: Ongoing
  • Application Notes: Position Title: Staff Assistant, Communications (Temporary, 180 days) Compensation: Grade GS-9 Opening Date: June 11, 2018 Closing Date: June 16, 2018 LC Organization Unit: Congressional Research Service Who May Apply: US Citizens Number of Positions: 1 Location: Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)
  • Compensation: Paid
  • Academic Credit: Academic Credit
  • Available Benefits: Transit; Health
  • Program Duration: Short-term. 6 months
  • Qualifications: graduate and undergraduate students; Students within one year after graduation
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Position Title:  Staff Assistant, Communications (Temporary, 180 days)

Compensation: Grade GS-9

Opening Date:  June 13, 2018

Closing Date:  June 18, 2018

LC Organization Unit:  Congressional Research Service

Who May Apply: US Citizens

Number of Positions: 1

Location:  Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)

Staff Assistant (Temporary, 180 days)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Director’s Office seeks a Staff Assistant, GS-9, to join the Communications Office (COM) for a 180-day temporary appointment.

The Staff Assistant provides support for communications programs. Duties may include: updating, fact-checking, writing, editing or proofreading a variety of materials including all-staff emails, brochures and other marketing materials, a weekly staff newsletter, feature and news articles, and online content for CRS’s staff intranet as well as CRS’s website for Congress. The incumbent’s duties may also include: writing documentation and standard operating procedures, tracking program components, scheduling and calendar-keeping, managing correspondence and maintaining records.

Candidates with degrees and/or professional experience in journalism, communications, public affairs or congressional affairs are encouraged to apply.

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 Stephen Dagadakis, [email protected], by June 20 that includes, along with your federal style resume, the reasons for your interest, and the particular qualifications you possess that make you a good fit for the position.