Quality Assurance Editor

Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service District of Columbia

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a service unit of the Library of Congress, 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. The ideal candidate must have experience preparing and reviewing documents in a publishing or related setting. The candidate must also possess the necessary organizational skills to establish timelines for due dates, and track the progress.

Open: January 28, 2019 - February 11, 2019

LC Organization Unit: Congressional Research Service

Grade: GS-11

Availability: Open to All

Duration: 6 Months

Responsibilities include:

The selectee for this temporary position will review CRS products to ensure they meet approved editorial and publishing standards; correct style and formatting inconsistencies in document source files; check for discrepancies between multiple formats of CRS products; use specified systems to track CRS products and workflow; publish technical updates to CRS products using a customized Microsoft Word- and XML-based Authoring and Publishing (A&P) system; and provide conversion support to convert and republish documents for posting online. Previous related experience as an editor is required.

Knowledge/Education requirements:

- College degree or equivalent experience

- Strong organizational and time management capabilities

- Basic knowledge of MS Word and Excel

- Capacity to learn other types of software programs

- Strong proofreading skills

- Ability to maintain confidentiality, follow up on commitments on a timely basis and adhere to deadlines

- Knowledge and application of English grammar including composition and editing skills

- Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment as part of a team

- Must have a professional demeanor

- Strong attention to detail and the ability to work efficiently within strict production schedule deadlines

- Experience reviewing and preparing formal documents

- U.S. Citizenship is also required by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract for this particular position.

Anticipated Start Date: March 4, 2019

Duration: Full time (40 hours per week) temporary position lasting 6 months

Salary: GS- 11 ($68,036 - $88,450

Series: 1082

Location: Washington, DC

How to Apply: Interested candidates should email a federal style resume, copies of college transcripts, and a cover letter to dshirachi@crs.loc.gov, by February 11, 2019. Please provide all dates of work experience (Month and Year), along with the amount of hours performed at each occupational listing.

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