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LIBRARIAN (RESEARCH SPECIALIST)
Congressional Research Service, Washington DC
 
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks to fill three Librarian (Research Specialist) positions in the CRS Knowledge Services Group (KSG). KSG Research Specialists provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients. Duties include searching pertinent online resources; reviewing publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas; developing knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks; and assisting in the creation and maintenance of databases, Web pages, shared folders and other information systems to meet the demands for reference and information research support. Details follow.
 
1. LIBRARIAN (RESEARCH SPECIALIST), DOMESTIC SOCIAL POLICY CONSULTING SECTION (VA#060150): The incumbent supports the work of Congress in issue areas such as elementary, secondary, and higher education; school choice and vouchers; Federal student aid; employment and unemployment; wages and working conditions; pensions and family leave; and labor-management relations. Candidates possessing an MLS or equivalent degree and background in education and/or workforce issues are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
2. LIBRARIAN (RESEARCH SPECIALIST), FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENSE, AND TRADE CONSULTING SECTION (VA#060151): The incumbent supports the work of Congress in issue areas such as international trade and economics, comparative international statistics, free trade agreements, foreign trade barriers, and/or multilateral development banks. Candidates possessing an MLS or equivalent degree and background in international trade and economics are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
3. LIBRARIAN (RESEARCH SPECIALIST), GOVERNMENT AND FINANCE CONSULTING SECTION (VA#060152): The incumbent supports the work of Congress in issue areas such as federal tax policy; banking and insurance policy; federal fiscal and monetary policy; small and minority business assistance and federal economic development policy; financial system oversight and regulation; U.S. income and wealth distribution; and public sector budgeting. Candidates possessing an MLS or equivalent degree and background in economics or finance are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
Positions are being offered at the GS-9 level ($44,856 - $58,318); promotion potential is to the GS-13 level ($77,353 - $100,554). Interested applicants must either apply online (preferred) at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo or call (202) 707-5627 to request an applicant job kit.  Separate applications must be submitted in order to be considered for more than one position. Please refer to the appropriate vacancy number in all correspondence. Applications must be received by June 20, 2006. Located within the Library of Congress, CRS is the public policy research arm of the U.S. Congress and is fully committed to workforce diversity.