Open Positions

Open Positions at the Joint Committee

The Joint Committee invites qualified individuals to submit their application to serve on the Joint Committee staff in the position of Legal Research Analyst.
 

Position Overview: The Joint Committee on Taxation seeks a highly motivated professional to join its nonpartisan staff as a Legal Research Analyst to assist in the organization and management of its print and electronic library collections and to support legal and legislative research. The Legal Research Analyst will work closely with (under the direct supervision of) the Joint Committee’s Legal Research and Reference Librarian and with committee attorneys, economists, accountants, and administrative staff on projects involving a wide range of tax subject areas, including individual, business, international, tax-exempt organization, benefits, and pension taxation. The position is a full-time position.
 

Necessary skills include: 

  • Willingness to collaborate with professional and administrative staff, both within the Joint Committee and with other information institutions, such as the Libraries of the House and the Senate, the Office of the Historian and the Clerk of the House's Office of Art and Archives, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, and the Law Library of Congress.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Sense of curiosity and resourcefulness when conducting research across multiple subscriptions and platforms.
  • Ability to manage and reprioritize simultaneous projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to anticipate and proactively compile resources and conduct research.
  • An interest in both research and administrative responsibilities. 

 

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct, organize, and curate legal, legislative, and historical research on tax, economic, and financial policy matters.
  • Manage a comprehensive collection of compiled legislative histories on taxation.
  • Inventory and catalog Joint Committee library resources, including treaties, periodicals, and congressional documents.
  • Monitor, summarize, and report on current legislation, congressional hearings, court cases, and seminars from a wide variety of sources.
  • Negotiate with vendors to secure subscriptions to print and electronic resources, while maintaining the overall library budget, in collaboration with the Administrative Director.
  • Post, describe, and maintain both current and historical publications on the Joint Committee’s website, in collaboration with the Computer Team.
  • Archive work product – both print and digital – in accordance with established guidelines and policies.

 

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in political science, information studies, legal studies, economics or related fields and an interest and understanding of the American legislative process – including prior congressional experience – sufficient to understand complex policy issues. Strong writing, communication, and research skills, including knowledge of specialized legal and legislative databases, and research experience are required. A Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree is preferred, however not required.

 

Salary and benefits: Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.
 

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Katie Mikulka by email at [email protected]
 Please include “Legal Research Analyst” in the subject line.