Congressional Research Service
Law Librarian Graduate Recruit
Part Time or Full Time
Location of organization
Position & Job Description
About the Graduate Recruit Program:
Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree
Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Duties for this position include the following:
- The Law Librarians selected under this announcement will:
- Provide reference and research services to CRS legislative attorneys, policy analysts and congressional clients;
- Develop search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests;
- Search the Library of Congress, CRS, and external electronic resources in response to requests for information;
- Examine publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas;
- Develop knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks; and
- Assist with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tools and other information systems.
Required Job Application Skills
Who may be considered: Graduate students and Library of Congress employees who meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
- U.S. Citizenship
- Current enrollment in or anticipated graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program. (Library employees who already possess a graduate degree and maintain Library employment status without a break in service may be considered for appointment under the CRS Graduate Recruit Program).
- Education requirements for a GS-09 appointment (see table below)
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LAW LIBRARIAN POSITIONS
- GS-09 Grade Level
- Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library or information science, OR master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent graduate degree related to the position, OR enrollment in a master of library or information science degree program or equivalent graduate degree program with one year of relevant work experience equivalent to the GS-07 level.
Preferred Job Application Skills
- The critical (**) knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs), gained through education, experience and/or training, needed to successfully perform the duties of the position:
- Prior Background and Experience / Ability to Apply Knowledge of Legal Reference Sources in Public Policy Research**
- Ability to Provide Reference Services**
- Ability to Conduct Information Research with a Legal or Public Policy Focus**
In addition to the critical KSAs listed above, the following competencies will also be addressed during the interview:
- Ability to Interact Collaboratively with Others
- Ability to Utilize Information Technology
- Ability to Solve Problems and Make Decisions
- Ability to Communicate Effectively Other Than in Writing
How To Apply (link and instructions)
CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at the USAJOBS website.
Date that Application Closes
December 15, 2020
Potential Salary & Benefits
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year
Appointment type: Temporary - Position will be filled under the Congressional Research Service Graduate Recruit Program. Full-time, temporary with the expectation of subsequent conversion to permanent.
Work schedule: Full-Time - Grad Recruit position.