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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division is seeking an Analyst in American National Government to analyze issues related to the operations and organization of Congress as it exercises its various powers and core functions – representation, legislation, and oversight. These issues may include, but are not limited to, congressional administration, congressional communications, and the use of commissions and other tools to aid congressional decision making. Given the breadth of relevant issues involved, analysts must be capable of working on a range of issues that may evolve over time. The ideal candidate would also have knowledge of legislative processes and procedures, as well as grounding in the relationship between Congress’s internal workings and its ability to conduct oversight and otherwise interact with other governmental and non-governmental actors.

    The ideal candidate will have experience conducting policy analysis in these areas and must be able to work as part of a collaborative team. Strong writing, research, and presentation skills are essential.

    The analyst will locate and interpret factual information; conduct research; prepare objective, non-partisan descriptive, background, and analytical reports; and participate in team research projects and seminars. The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide 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.

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    Responsibilities

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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