U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Office of the Clerk
Position Available: Research Assistant
Vacancy Announcement Number: CLK-005-09
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: 8/28/2009
Salary Level/Range: Up to $52,615.00
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
Assists in administering the office’s oral history program, as well as conducting interviews. Provides specialized historical reference and research assistance to Members, congressional staff, and the general public. Assists in the compilation and writing of historical information relative to the history of the U.S. House of Representatives, including biographical and bibliographic materials. Examines, assesses, and interprets evidence of past events and prepares material for possible inclusion in the official House historical files.
Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner. The ability to edit and proofread documents, along with strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills is essential. Familiarity with HTML/SGML, ProQuest, and Lexis/Nexis coupled with experience utilizing Web sites and LIST/SERVS is required. At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in either history, political science, public history, or related experience. Ability to work in a team-oriented work environment is required. Must be competent in the operation of IBM-PC compatibles, detail-oriented, and able to lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Interested individuals should fax or mail a cover letter and resume to:
Ms. Selena Haskins
All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), disability, or age.
Title 1 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S. C app§ 101 et seq.) requires certain House employees, to file Financial Disclosure Statements, for information please visit http://clerkhouse.house.gov/forms/findisc.html.
House of Representatives Job Line (202) 226-4504, option 3