Legal Research Analyst at the Joint Committee on Taxation – Washington, DC

Position overview:

The staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation is a nonpartisan staff that assists Members of Congress, Congressional tax-writing committees, and their staffs with development and analysis of tax legislative proposals. We are seeking a highly-motivated professional to join us as a Legal Research Analyst to assist in the organization and management of our print and electronic library collection. You will also work with our lawyers, economists, and accountants on research projects involving a wide range of subjects, including individual tax, business tax, international tax, tax-exempt organizations, and pensions and benefits. You will work closely with, and under the direct supervision of, our Tax Resource Specialist. Your duties will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Organizing and managing print and online library resources for internal staff access;
  • Maintaining a comprehensive collection of compiled legislative histories on taxation;
  • Conducting legislative research on tax, economic, and financial policy matters and maintaining a centralized repository of such research as part of our online library resources;
  • Monitoring and reporting on current legislation, congressional hearings, and seminars;
  • Archiving staff work product in accordance with established guidelines and policies; and
  • Digitizing historical committee publications and records for publication to our external webpage.

Strong writing, communication, and research skills, including the use of print and online resources, are required, as is an interest in the United States legislative process sufficient to develop an understanding of complex policy issues necessary to complete assigned research projects. Knowledge of legislative research resources and congressional documents is preferred.

Because the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation is a nonpartisan staff, we assist both the majority and minority parties in the House and Senate. Therefore, our professionals must be able to maintain strict confidentiality regarding the work performed by our staff to ensure that we maintain a high level of trust across Capitol Hill.


A Masters in Library and Information Science is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree in library and information science, political science, economics, or a related field is required.

Salary and benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to Melissa O’Brien at Please include “Legal Research Analyst” in the subject line.

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