Overview - Careers at the Joint Committee

For anyone interested in tax law and policy and the tax legislative process, serving as a staff member of the Joint Committee can be extremely rewarding. Our staff is a closely-knit group of several dozen lawyers, accountants, economists, information technology specialists, and administrative support personnel. We work in teams, and we bring to every project the perspectives of professionals from different disciplines. Our aim in taking this collaborative, interdisciplinary approach is to provide a careful, informed analysis of each issue that we are asked to consider.

Desktop Support Technician

The Joint Committee on Taxation is seeking an entry level IT support professional to join our Information Technology staff in a Desktop Support role.  The Desktop Support Technician provides support to end users on a wide range of issues by identifying, researching, and resolving technical problems.

A day in the Desktop Support life may include: Responding to all inquiries for technical support same day or next business day while documenting, tracking, and monitoring all issues to ensure a timely resolution. Installing or supporting any of the following:

  • Desktop applications
  • PC & printer hardware
  • Mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads
  • Create new users and set up workstations for new staff
  • Maintaining the IT equipment and printer supply
  • Providing support and responding to issues for staff working

Required Experience and Background: Associates degree in information technology or certifications such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) or the equivalent.  Strong technical background with a broad range of technologies including one or more of the following:

  • Active Directory
  • Desktop Windows OS 7 – 10
  • Hardware Setup and Configuration (Computers, Printers, Etc.)
  • General networking knowledge
  • MS Office
  • Mac OS
  • Mobile Devices including iOS
  • A person of the highest character and probity

Salary range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to apply: Applicants should send a resume by electronic mail to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it by October 24, 2016

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The Joint Committee is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Congress and applicable Federal law. All personnel actions taken by the Joint Committee are made free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including marital or parental status), age, sexual orientation, or disability.