|Location:||District of Columbia, United States|
Office of the Clerk
Position Available: Research Assistant
Vacancy Announcement: CLK-005-14
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: June 4, 2014
Salary Level/Range: Up to $47,581.00
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
Assists the office’s oral history program, including but not limited to administering, researching, conducting, and processing 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 Provides specialized historical reference and research assistance to Members, congressional staff, and the general public.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 exercise discretion in fulfillment of responsibilities in a fast-paced environment, and flexibility to work as a member of a team performing shared duties. Must be competent in operation of IBM-PC compatibles, multi-tasked oriented and able to lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
No telephone calls. Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a three to five page writing sample to: Historian-Resumes@mail.house.gov. Applications also may be faxed or mailed to:
Ms. Erin Hromada
The Office of the Clerk
Office of the Historian Staff
B-53 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Fax: (202) 226-4635
Hiring for this position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act. Applicants seeking veterans’ preference consideration should email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. EOE.
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Government and Public Service
Political History / Studies