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Congressional Research Service, Washington DC
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks 2 Reference Assistants to serve in the CRS Knowledge Services Group (KSG). These positions are being filled at the GS-9 level ($43,365 - $56,371).
CRS Reference Assistants respond directly to requests for assistance from CRS policy analysts and legislative attorneys and from congressional clients. Primary duties include planning and conducting background research, providing document delivery in a variety of formats, independently resolving all types of reference service questions and issues, and independently resolving the full range of collections maintenance issues for a library unit.
1) REFERENCE ASSISTANT (AMERICAN LAW): Incumbent will work in the KSG American Law Section, which works closely with the CRS American Law Division (ALD). ALD staff respond to congressional requests for legal analysis and information involving federal and state statutory and case law. Vacancy #050205
2) REFERENCE ASSISTANT (HUMANITIES & REFERENCE): Incumbent will work in the KSG Humanities & Reference Section, which covers issue areas related to biography, history, religion, philosophy, literature (including quotations), philanthropy and foundations (including grants), psychology, sociology, anthropology, and the performing arts. Vacancy #050204
Interested applicants must either apply online (preferred) at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo or call (202) 707-5627 to request an applicant job kit. Please refer to the appropriate vacancy announcement number in all correspondence. Applications must be received by August 25, 2005.
CRS is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, we work exclusively for Members of Congress, their committees and staff on a confidential, nonpartisan basis. CRS is committed to enhancing diversity -- we welcome and encourage minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to apply.