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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) seeks an Analyst in Asian Policy focused on the Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The idea candidate is expected to enhance over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels. The analyst may support research undertaken throughout CRS.

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    Responsibilities

    Prepares a variety of analytical, descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee's designated areas of responsibility 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.

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

    Applicants should have experience conducting sophisticated analysis of Asian policy with a focus on Central Asia, knowledge of the U.S. legislative branch and its operations, and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. The work can require rapid response to emerging policy issues during active legislative processes. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in Asian policy, including legislation. Professional experience analyzing or implementing policy and legislation is preferred. Strong research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills are essential, and applicants with an advanced degree in international relations, national security policy, history, economics, or similar discipline are strongly encouraged to apply.

    The analyst will prepare authoritative, objective, and non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports and other products that analyze Asian policies; provide personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on such policies throughout the legislative process; and participate in 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.



    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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    0101 Social Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516736700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.