Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) seeks an Analyst in Intelligence and National Security to track and analyze policy issues related to intelligence and national security.

Applicants should have experience conducting sophisticated analysis of the U.S. intelligence community and its budget, knowledge of the National Intelligence Program and Military Intelligence Program, the U.S. legislative branch and its operations, and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. The work can require rapid response to emerging policy issues during active legislative processes. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in the field of U.S. intelligence and intelligence support to national security policy, foreign affairs, and military operations. Strong research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills are essential. The ideal candidate would bring knowledge of the history, trends, and current status of the Nation's Intelligence Community (IC) (including operations, coordination, budgetary and legal issues and operations, and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information) and their relationships with the overall national security effort.

This position is located in the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, Congressional Research Service.

Appointee must meet eligibility requirements for a security clearance (Top Secret/SCI).

The position description number for this position is 004756.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position may work a flextime or compflex work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

Prepares a variety of analytical, descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee's designated areas of responsibility to support congressional decision making.

Prepares authoritative, objective, and non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports on intelligence and national security issues; provide personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on such policies throughout the legislative process; and participate in or lead team research projects and seminars. This work requires knowledge of the history, trends, and current status of the Nation’s intelligence agencies (including coordination, budgetary and legal issues, and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information) and their relationships with the overall national security effort. The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Participates in planning, organizing, and coordinating group research efforts.

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.

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