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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP) is seeking an Analyst in Social Policy (Social Security) to serve the United States Congress by providing expertise on issues pertinent to Social Security (e.g., financing, solvency of trust funds, program impact on beneficiaries, and program design and operations) or related income security programs. Work may include design and evaluation of options for Congress that would change Social Security's existing benefit and financing structure.

    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.

    Applicants should have experience conducting policy analysis related to Social Security and income security and must be able to work as part of a collaborative team. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of one or more social science disciplines (e.g., economics, demography, public policy, political science, sociology, or related field) as it relates to the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Program or similar social insurance/income security program; and the ability to design and implement quantitative methodologies and techniques such as regression analysis, cohort analysis, microsimulation, and stochastic modeling. Strong writing, research, and presentation skills are essential. Familiarity with OASDI operations is desirable.

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    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.



    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

    Who May Apply

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    U.S. Citizens

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