professional Writer-Editor GS-12 (Temporary, 180 days)

Position Title:  Writer-Editor (Temporary, 180 days)

Compensation: Grade GS-12

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)

Contact Information:  Stephen Dagadakis, Head Congressional Programs and Communications Office, [email protected]

Writer-Editor (Temporary, 180 days)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Director’s Office seeks a Writer-Editor, GS-12, to join the Communications Office (COM) for a 180-day temporary appointment.

The Writer-Editor will plan, research, write, edit and proofread a variety of materials for the Director’s Office, 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 will assist the Head Congressional Programs and Communications Office with strategic communications in line with the CRS Strategic Plan and the CRS Operations Plan. The incumbent will also provide writing support for the CRS Director and serve as a liaison between the Congressional Programs and Communications Office and other offices and divisions.

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

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

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.