professional Technical Information Specialist

  • Hosting Service Unit: Congressional Research Service
  • Program Contact: [email protected]
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Legislative information; Library sciences
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Application Period: Finite period
  • Application Notes: Opening Date: May 16, 2018 - Closing Date: May 21, 2018 Expressions of interest for this opportunity will be accepted until COB Monday, May 21, 2018. Send an email on or before the deadline to [email protected] which includes a federal style resume that fully and completely demonstrates your possession of the required qualifications.
  • Compensation: Grade: GS-12
  • 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: (see below)
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The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking to fill a 6-month Technical Information Specialist position in its Legislative Information Systems Section.   The Office of Congressional Information and Publishing is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress. This information is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

The candidate selected for the position will 1) conduct legislative data analysis; 2) support the design and institutionalization of the Congress.gov Findability program; 3) provide operational support to Congressional and internal partners and; 4) support agile software development.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Familiar with the Congress.gov legislative data as well as search, and browse capabilities
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (in-person, phone, and e-mail)
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion
  • Ability to provide project and administrative processes and techniques including working with multiple offices to schedule meetings, track assignments and develop project or task support materials, etc.  
  • Strong attention to detail

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of various library and information services (candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree are encouraged to apply).
  • Solid computer skills, including skills needed to work with databases, spreadsheets, and web applications in a network environment.