Research Librarian @ The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade (FDT) Division

Closing dates: 03/15/2023
Salary: $64,957 – $84,441 per year

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days.  Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding.  Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.


The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade (FDT) Division is seeking a Research Librarian in the Research and Library Services Section.  The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including defense management and budget; defense policy and arms control, foreign policy and global issues, international trade and finance; Middle East and Africa; Asia; and, Europe and the Americas.
This Research Librarian position will provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on the areas of the world in particular with a legislative function.

Candidates earning a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

The research librarian position carries promotion potential to the GS-13 level.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at USAJOBS