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    Summary

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks an Analyst in Asian Security Affairs to join its Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT).

    The Analyst in Asian Security Affairs will research and track a range of issues related to current security, political, economic, and regional conditions along with U.S. policy and strategy in Asia, and more specifically East Asia, for Members and committees of the U.S. Congress.

    The analyst will conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on national security policy related to Asia on bilateral and multilateral bases. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in the history, political-military trends, and current status of national security challenges and conflicts in the Asian region. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding (through published research or practical experience) of the causal relationships among these dynamics. Experience in military strategy, military capabilities, weapons proliferation, intelligence analysis, security cooperation, treaties and security agreements, as well as regional security frameworks would be a plus.

    Strong research, writing and presentation skills are essential, including the ability to synthesize complex policy analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience. Applicants should be adept at quantitative approaches to research.

    Analyst duties include conducting research and preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in team research projects and seminars.

    CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

    CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority ¡s to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

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    Responsibilities

    Prepares a variety of analytical reports, memoranda, and written materials on public policy issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge to support congressional decision making.

    Through personal consultation, assists committees, Members, and staff with consideration of legislative issues by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

    Participates in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for committees, Members, and staff.

    Prepares a variety of descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge.

    Locates and provides information requested by Members and committees of Congress or their staff.

    The analyst is also expected to develop, over time, the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

    Who May Apply

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    U.S. citizens

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    No additional requirements to those listed above.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

    Knowledge of Asian security affairs.**

    Ability to analyze public policy issues.**

    Ability to write in a public policy context.**

    Ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations.

    Ability to work collaboratively with others.

    Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of analysis and consultation.

    Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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    Additional information

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    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

    The position description number for this position is 004746.

    The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

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