Legislative Research Assistant

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  • Opening Date: May 8, 2019
  • Closing Date: May 29, 2019

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking a Legislative Research Assistant to join its Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS). CIP is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.

  • OPM Control Number: 533084600
  • Vacancy Number: VAR000880
  • LC Organization Unit: Congressional Research Service
  • LC Organization Unit – Specific Office: Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP)
  • Grade: GS-07
  • Series: 1412
  • Minimum Salary: $47,016.00
  • Maximum Salary: $61,122.00
  • Availability: U.S. Citizens Only

Responsibilities

This position serves as a Legislative Research Assistant in the Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS) within the Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP).

The information produced by this division 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 employee reports to the LAIS Head.  The employee supports CIP legislative analysts by locating, interpreting, and presenting legislative information; conducting and presenting research; and reviewing authoritative sources to identify legislative data and enter that data into the legislative information management system for subsequent entry into Congress.gov. The employee supports CIP managers and reviewers by verifying the accuracy of legislative information entered into the system and otherwise expediting workflow by helping to ensure that bill summary work is done in priority order and assigned to the correct reviewer.  The employee is expected to develop over time the versatility and range of skills necessary to respond to CIP’s shifting needs and priorities, as directed.    

Supports legislative analysts by locating, interpreting, and presenting legislative information orally or in writing to legislative analysts and reviewers; conducting and presenting research findings relating to the legislative history of a bill by reviewing applicable documents, including committee hearing testimony, Congressional Record excerpts, sponsor press releases, and media coverage; reviewing authoritative sources to identify legislative data, such as subject areas, policy terms, bill relationships, and titles; and entering that data into the system for subsequent entry into Congress.gov.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Ability to interpret legislative text and information**
  • Ability to attend to detail**
  • Ability to utilize computer/information technology**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to adapt
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

For more information, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533084600

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