About the Agency
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks an Analyst in Health Insurance and Financing to join its Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP). Applicants should have experience conducting analysis of issues related to private health insurance (individual, small-group, or large-group markets) and/or public health insurance programs (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid) and related policies. 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, and given the breadth of private and public health insurance issues DSP covers for Congress, analysts must be capable of working on a range of issues in a health insurance portfolio that will likely evolve over time.
The ideal candidate will have substantive knowledge of the private health insurance market and relevant legislation and regulation, and experience analyzing issues of congressional interest; for example, health reform options, coverage and cost trends, or the interaction between federal and state health insurance regulations.
Analyst duties include 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 or leading team research projects and seminars. 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.