The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks an Analyst in Medicaid Policy to join its Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP).
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.Learn more about this agency
We expect this analyst to work on a team that covers the Medicaid program including eligibility, benefits, service delivery, and financing. Applicants should have experience conducting analysis of issues related to health insurance and financing (Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, and/or private health insurance). Strong research, writing, and presentation skills and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team and to be responsive under time pressure are essential for success in this position. The work often requires rapid response to emerging policy issues during all phases of the legislative process. Given the breadth of Medicaid policy that DSP covers for Congress, analysts must be capable of working on a range of issues in a Medicaid portfolio that will likely evolve over time.
While all candidates with substantive knowledge of health insurance and financing issues are encouraged to apply, the ideal candidate will have substantive knowledge of the Medicaid program—including relevant legislation and regulation—and experience researching Medicaid policy issues. Experience with quantitative research, especially analysis of Medicaid administrative and other data, is desirable, but not required.
Analyst duties include:
- Preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies, descriptive background reports, memoranda, and other written materials on public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee's area of professional knowledge.
- Providing personal consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis orally and in writing, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
- Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for committees, Members, and staff.
- Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.
- Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress or their staff.
The employee 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.
The position description number for this position is 004747.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.
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Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
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No additional requirements to those listed above.
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 Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, and/or private health insurance**
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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