Legislative Data Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 13, 2019
Closes
Jun 18, 2019
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) seeks a Legislative Data Analyst to join a team of information professionals who provide direct support to CRS and congressional users of legislative information systems.

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Responsibilities

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) seeks a Legislative Data Analyst to join a team of information professionals who collaborates with congressional clients, legislative data partners, CRS staff, Library of Congress staff and contractors to analyze complex legislative information requirements; troubleshoot issues with the delivery of legislative data from multiple sources and provide access to information through Congress.gov.

As part of the Library's agile software design, development and deployment process, responsibilities include contributing to the development of user-centered agile stories and acceptance criteria, conducting user acceptance testing, and creating internal technical documentation and external user documentation that is communicated to clients and data partners. It also includes providing direct support to congressional and CRS users of Congress.gov, including troubleshooting, search assistance and training.

Librarians, information professionals, and candidates with the following experience are encouraged to apply: (1) applied knowledge of management of digital information, retrieval, and delivery systems (e.g., conducting analysis of XML data, constructing complex searches for end users against collections of data and full-text documents, and supporting web page creation and maintenance), (2) managing access to information (e.g., categorizing information into a coherent structure, testing complex search, browse, and display pages, and conducting user research), (3) supporting information system products (e.g., translating business needs into a product strategy and establishing and maintaining strategic relationships), (4) anticipating, analyzing, and solving complex data problems (e.g., interpreted conflicting data, evaluated alternative solutions and implications, and recommending an appropriate course of action).

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 public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Analyst duties include:

Provides direct support to CRS and congressional users of legislative information systems, subsystems and services including troubleshooting, search assistance, and training based upon a solid understanding of Congress.gov.

Assists in identifying the need for, structure of, and the provision of training for legislative data specialist in daily quality control routines.

Writes primary documentation, tips, help pages, resource finding tools and tutorials, provides content for training, and coordinates training activities of House, Senate, and CRS staff who deliver training to users.

Participates in collecting, processing, analyzing, and evaluating data on users and usage of legislative information systems, and implements quality control procedures for checking, correcting, and notifying users of errors found in legislative information systems and related systems.

Participates in multiple projects related to Congress.gov and its subsystems and services and/or supports data partner efforts to provide enhanced data to Congress.gov.

Analyzes congressional requirements to support research and analysis, and congressional publishing.

Works with internal and external stakeholders, including teams of subject matter experts, technical specialists, data partners and other data analysts to solve complex data integrity issues.

The incumbent establishes and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods with CRS and other LC staff, staff from the House, Senate, and GPO, and other legislative branch agencies, and policy, technical, and library personnel of the House and Senate and other institutions

The incumbent applies knowledge of relevant policies and procedures in the Library, CRS and the legislative branch to provide policy guidance and technical advice and counsel to CRS management and congressional staff.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of current trends and best practices in digital information management, retrieval, and delivery**
  • Ability to manage access to knowledge and information**
  • Ability to identify and meet information needs**
  • Ability to anticipate, analyze, and solve data problems**
  • Ability to deliver information resource training
  • Ability to facilitate meetings/groups and make presentations
  • Ability to communicate in writing
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing


Education

Additional information

The Congressional Research Service, within the Library of Congress, is part of the Legislative Branch of the federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

While 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.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The position description number for this position is 382252.

The incumbent of this position is eligible to elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of an applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information view the directive on the Library's Selective Placement Program and/or contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-3960 (voice or TTY) or email spp@loc.gov . FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of Veterans' Preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference , and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library's Merit Selection Plan , Section X.D. IF REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION IS NOT ATTACHED, VETERANS' PREFERENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview.

The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit the appropriate supporting documentation described in OTHER INFORMATION above. If this required documentation is not attached, your application will not be considered under the Selective Placement Program.

Veterans claiming Veterans' Preference eligibility must submit the appropriate supporting documentation described in OTHER INFORMATION above. If this required documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be applied to your application.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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