Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Chief of Staff -- Congressional Research Service

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Chief of Staff to join the Office of the Director and direct its day-to-day administrative operations. Working under the direct supervision of the CRS Director and in close collaboration with the Deputy Director and other senior CRS managers, the Chief of Staff will provide leadership, planning, and direction for highly complex, diverse, and/or sensitive projects, programs, and operations that further the goals and objectives of CRS and have important consequences for the Congress or CRS; provide technical, administrative, and program support and assistance to the CRS Director and effective consulting services to CRS offices and divisions; oversee administrative operations of the Office of the Director and serve as the office’s Executive Secretariat; represent CRS on Library of Congress task forces and committees; and serve as a liaison between CRS and Members of Congress or senior congressional committee staff in considering alternatives and options for new or modified CRS programs of service to the Congress. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, substantive knowledge of the U.S. Congress and its legislative processes, and experience in leading and collaborating with a highly professional, diverse workforce. Strong writing, reviewing, and communication skills as well as a current awareness of congressional activities are essential. CRS is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress and is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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