Technical Information Specialist (Temporary Position)


Open: 04/30/2019-05/15/2019
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking to fill a 6-month Technical Information Specialist (TIS), position in the Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The temporary TIS will work under the direction of the Head of the Content Management and Data Analytics section in the Knowledge Services Group. The position will assist with digitization efforts by performing quality control of materials digitized, uploading materials into CRS systems, creating and checking metadata, resolving data problems, and performing analysis of content and subject cataloging. The employee in this position may also aid in testing search and retrieval functionality, and verifying security restrictions.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Receiving and organizing electronic and paper CRS materials.
  • Conducting online searches to determine the current status of designated CRS materials.
  • Uploading digitized materials to CRS system using system user interfaces.
  • Inputting and updating metadata for CRSX materials based on instructions.
  • Performing quality assurance reviews of data base according to CRS standards.
  • Creating verbal and written briefings on status of projects.

Students currently pursuing a degree in Library and Information Science are encouraged to apply.

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 that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. 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 fully committed to workforce diversity. If you are interested in being considered, please submit an email to Andrea Butts, abutts@crs.loc.govby May 15th that includes, along with your resume, the reasons for your interest, and the particular qualifications you possess that make you a good fit for the position. 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.


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