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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Specialist in Income Security to join its Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP). Applicants should have experience conducting analysis of issues related to income security for the aging and the disabled (e.g., Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, Supplemental Security Income).

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    Responsibilities

    Strong research, writing, and presentation skills; the ability to work as part of a collaborative team; and the ability to meet tight deadlines are essential for success in this position. The work often requires rapid response to emerging policy issues during all phases of the legislative process. Given the scope of income security policy issues DSP covers for Congress, specialists must be capable of working on a portfolio that will likely evolve over time.

    The ideal candidate will have substantive knowledge of the interrelationships between income security policies and programs and other disciplines such as demography, sociology, economics, or public policy. A successful track record of collaborating with government agencies and anticipating needs of clients is desired. Leadership and demonstrated experience in developing and applying quantitative research methods are preferred.

    Specialist 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 a national expert on public policy issues throughout the legislative process, including analyzing, appraising, and evaluating legislative proposals; and planning and leading multi-disciplinary team research projects and seminars.

    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.

    The position description number for this position is 004750.

    Prepares a variety of descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge.

    Prepares a variety of analytical reports, memoranda, and other 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.

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

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

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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    0101 Social Science

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