professional CRS Taxonomist Grade GS-14

  • Hosting Service Unit: Congressional Research Service
  • Program Contact: JoVaughn Proctor, [email protected] 202-707-8841
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Government and business administration; Library sciences;
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Application Period: Ongoing
  • Application Notes: If you are interested in being considered, please submit an email to Hannah Rubin, [email protected], by June 18 that includes, your federal style resume, the reasons for your interest, and the particular qualifications you possess that make you a good fit for the position.
  • Compensation: Grade GS-14
  • Academic Credit: The Library does not provide academic credit, but you may arrange with your school in advance to receive credit.
  • Available Benefits: Transit; Health
  • Program Duration: Short-term. 6 months
  • Qualifications: Proven experience in the development and implementations of Enterprise-wide Taxonomies. Clear understanding of the benefits of an enterprise-wide taxonomy and the ability to communicate these benefits out to business stakeholders. Expertise in the latest technologies and techniques used create a fully functional taxonomy that is used in a website environment to access information in a powerful and structured way.
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Position Title:  Taxonomist

Compensation: Grade GS-14

Opening Date:  June 14, 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)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Knowledge Services Group (KSG) Division is seeking to fill a 6-month Taxonomist position in the Information Architecture Section.   The Information Architecture Section is responsible for information management, content management and data reporting. The temporary Taxonomist position will possess expertise and proven experience in the development and creation of complicated enterprise-wide taxonomies.  The Taxonomist will serve as an expert consultant on the CRS enterprise taxonomy project. In coordination with the CRS project team, the candidate will engage business and technical stakeholders to cultivate information needs and requirements for an all-inclusive taxonomy that can be implemented to improve user interfaces, data access, search, data associations across repositories , and automated processing (tagging, semantic relationships).  The Taxonomist will be an expert at structured and unstructured data, web site data interfaces, website data access, search engine functionality and thesaurus development and use.  Experience in these areas using emerging technology in large scale private or government environments is desired.

The candidate selected for the position will work with CRS project team to: 1) prepare a plan to create an enterprise wide taxonomy 2) plan, organize, and coordinate the taxonomy project; 3) meet with business and technical stakeholders as required by the plan;  4) assemble and create the taxonomy and 5) present the taxonomy to senior management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

•             Expert knowledge of taxonomy development

•             Expert knowledge in structured and unstructured data

·                     Ability to plan and lead a project

 

•             Ability to organize and lead discussions with all levels of organization

•             Ability to engage personnel to collect requirements in complex settings

•             Ability to analyze requirements and formulate into taxonomy structure

•             Ability to communicate orally and in writing

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Proven experience in the development and implementations of Enterprise-wide Taxonomies.   Clear understanding of the benefits of an enterprise-wide taxonomy and the ability to communicate these benefits out to business stakeholders.  Expertise in the latest technologies and techniques used create a fully functional taxonomy that is used in a website environment to access information in a powerful and structured way.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit an email to Hannah Rubin, [email protected], by June 17 that includes, your federal style resume, the reasons for your interest, and the particular qualifications you possess that make you a good fit for the position.