Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Business Analyst to work in the Office of Information Management and Technology (IMT). The ideal candidate will have the ability to understand the business needs of CRS and define them in terms of functional and non-functional requirements. The Business Analyst will be responsible for assisting in defining the scope of multiple projects within the context of the overarching CRS IT strategy.

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 nearly a century.

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

Duties

Identifies, documents, and analyzes customer information technology (IT) needs.

Performs IT solutions development and management activities to address IT needs.

Enhances current IT solutions to address evolving functional and nonfunctional requirements of congressional clients and CRS staff.

Interacts with internal and external stakeholders, IT specialists, contractors, and others to develop and implement optimal technical solutions given time, budget, and cost constraints.

Conducts special projects and studies, either individually, as a participant on task forces or working groups, or as a project leader.

Advises the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and other IMT managers and employees on IT business needs and the planning and implementation of strategic IT objectives.

May serve as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) or Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on identified CRS contracts.