The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Legislative Information Services (LIS) is seeking a program management assistant. The incumbent will be responsible for a wide range of duties relating to office administrative and logistical support; information management, organization and analysis; and records management.
The program management assistant is the individual who supports staff in LIS, the office in CRS that supports Congress.gov and publishes bill summaries and legislative data. The program management assistant works with a diverse array of approximately 40 analysts, librarians, specialists and managers who support the needs of Congress.
The program management assistant supports LIS management and staff in administrative work related to staff time and attendance, performance management, workflow management, hiring and recruitment, training and development, and other responsibilities as necessary to ensure the smooth operation of LIS. The program management assistant is expected to become well-versed in policies and regulations related to his/her areas of responsibility.
The program management assistant serves as a program liaison and maintains extensive contact with LIS managers at all levels to facilitate the coordination of administrative tasks and management of forthcoming deadlines. The program management assistant also coordinates administrative tasks in support of property management and facility operations.
The program management assistant creates and/or contributes to databases, spreadsheets, presentations, and documents. As a custodian of the office and section files, the program management assistant designs, organizes, and maintains needed filing systems. He/she performs electronic scanning of paper records for storage and retrieval purposes and maintains up-to-date master files for administrative materials.
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. 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 well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.
$49,157 to $63,906 per year