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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Economic Policy to join its Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Macroeconomic Policy Section.

    The analyst will serve the United States Congress by providing expertise on economic policy, the U.S. economy, and financial markets. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in housing finance, securities markets, and/or macroeconomic policy, but may support research analyses undertaken throughout CRS.

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    Responsibilities

    Applicants should have experience conducting research and analysis on economic policy, the U.S. economy, and financial markets. Applicants should have knowledge of the history, trends, and current status of federal policy and its interrelationships with the U.S. economy, and U.S. financial markets, including housing finance, securities markets, and/or macroeconomics.

    The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience conducting applied analysis that blends detailed knowledge of economic policy and financial markets with an understanding of public policy, and must be able to work as part of a collaborative team. Strong writing, research, data analysis and presentation skills are essential. Candidates with experience explaining principles, policy, and practices related to economic policy, the U.S. economy, and financial markets in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise and/or providing sophisticated economic analysis to congressional staff and Members are encouraged to apply.

    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.

    Analyst duties include:

    Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

    Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

    Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

    Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

    Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

    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.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518009500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.