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Legislative Research Analyst – U.S. House Office of Legislative Counsel

Office of Legislative Counsel
Position Available: Legislative Research Analyst I
Vacancy Announcement Number: LC-001-17
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Until Filled
Salary Level/Range: $50,000
Proposed Starting Date:     Immediate

Job Summary:

The Office of the Legislative Counsel is a nonpartisan office of the United States House of Representatives that assists the Members and committees of the House with the drafting of legislation. The Office does not advocate the adoption or rejection of any particular proposal or policy and provides assistance on an impartial and confidential basis. The Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with the Office is at-will.

Major Duties

The Legislative Research Analyst I in the Office of the Legislative Counsel is responsible for carrying out the following:

* Prepare comparative prints for the Office and the House using specialized software to show changes that bills make to laws and amendments make to bills, and changes between versions of the same document.
* Manage and update a database of Public Laws and compilations of Federal laws.
* Research provisions of Federal law and its amendatory history to compile the amendments made to the Federal law into the up-to-date form of the Federal law.
* Advise attorneys in the Office on technical amendatory issues arising in legislative drafts.
* Work cooperatively with teams both inside and outside of the Office in the development, improvement, and testing of specialized software used by the Office to carry out the duties of this position.
* Perform additional tasks as needed.

Requirements

* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Knowledge of, and experience with, various information and office systems, including word processing, email, spreadsheet, and database.
* Ability to work both independently and in teams.
* Ability to work with short deadlines and handle multiple, ongoing projects while providing high quality results.
* Ability to focus on the task at hand.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills, including command of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
* Able technically to participate in software development and improvement.
* Willingness to learn and ask questions.
* Willingness periodically to work longer than a normal workday and on weekends.
* Experience working with XML is a plus.
* Experience using legislative research tools, including Congress.gov and UScode.house.gov, is a plus.
* Knowledge of copy editing is a plus.

Applicant Instructions: Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and references to legcoun@mail.house.gov with Legislative Research Analyst I job opportunity in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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