The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Domestic Social Policy Division is seeking an Analyst in Health Policy to work on issues related to biomedical and health services policy. A general understanding of the biomedical and clinical sciences is an important component of this position. In addition, an understanding of the relationship between health sciences (e.g., pharmacology, toxicology, anatomy, physiology) and federal health policies and programs will be an important element of the position.Learn more about this agency
The Analyst in Health Policy duties include providing objective, expert public policy analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff; including preparing objective, non-partisan and innovative analytical studies on public policy issues of national or international significance; providing personal assistance as an expert on public policy issues throughout the legislative process, including analyzing, appraising, and evaluating legislative proposals; and participating in or leading multidisciplinary 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.
This position will be filled at the GS-09 or the GS-11 level (see "Duties" below).
ABOUT THE GRADUATE RECRUIT PROGRAM:
Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days in the summer of 2018. Some initial appointments may be eligible for subsequent conversion to permanent appointments, contingent upon participants' performance and completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding.
The Analyst in Health Policy will provide objective, expert public policy analysis and consultation on policies and issues related to federal food assistance and child nutrition programs for Members and committees of the U.S. Congress. The analyst will locate/interpret factual information; conduct research; prepare objective, non-partisan descriptive, background, and analytical reports; and participate in team research projects and seminars.
This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. The candidate should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and be familiar with public policy issues related to federal food assistance and child nutrition programs. Strong writing skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to- understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.
The analyst position carries promotion potential to the GS-15 level.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Recent graduates, students or Library of Congress employees who meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
1. U.S. Citizens
2. Enrollment in or anticipated/recent graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program between May 2017 and August 2018 (Library employees may already possess a graduate degree.)
3. General education requirements for a GS-09 or GS-11 appointment (see "Qualifications Required " below).
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