One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Legal and Legislative Research)
Location: Internal Revenue Service
Salary: $64,957 – $122,459

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the IRS. It is a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere.


As a Librarian (Legal and Legislative Research), you will:

  • Participates with supervisor in developing policies, plans and objectives relating to the research services and the legislative history work of the Library with emphasis on these of online and other automated research systems;
  • Provides comprehensive reference, research and advisory services to personnel of the IRS by answering a wide range of comprehensive reference questions relating to law. taxation and legislation that often involves locating information that is not included ln various information centers and automated retrieval systems to locate and select the appropriate materials, makes analyses as necessary, and prepares answers to reference questions;
  • Provides detailed instructions to library clientele on the content, nature and use of Chief Counsel’s library resources including how to search manual and automated databases;
  • Performs complex literature searches, both manual and automated, which require systematic, comprehensive, and exhaustive searches for legal and non-legal Information;
  • Administers and monitors the Library’s various contracts, leases, and subscription agreements for electronic database services and equipment, reviewing statements and invoices and resolving billing problems as necessary;
  • Produces selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects, compiles Information packages for Chief Counsel personnel; develops resource directories in both paper and electronic format;
  • Designs and performs complex online searches of appropriate databases in areas involving legislative materials and issues;
  • Initiates, plans, and develops programs for providing access to the Library’s unique collections of government and legislative documents;
  • Plays a pivotal role in development and implementation of automated system for indexing of legislative history materials;
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing print and electronic collections of legislative research materials, both current and historical; collection responsibilities include the following subject areas: tax. appropriations, bankruptcy, social security, government contracts, freedom of information and disclosure, federal employee benefits, and public sector labor law;
  • Is responsible for monitoring and tracking legislative activity of interest to the Office of Chief Counsel; utilizes both manual and automated services to ensure that legislative tracking functions are comprehensive, timely, and that all current and pending legislation of interest to the agency is properly identified and monitored; and
  • Provides sophisticated legislative research and reference services to the legal staff of the agency in areas involving tax, appropriations, bankruptcy, social security, government employment, and employee benefits legislation.

This is not an all-inclusive list. If selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform the duties of the position, and will receive training to help you grow in the position.