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    The Domestic Social Policy Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Veterans Policy. The analyst will cover aspects of veterans benefits, including disability compensation, pension, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, and Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance; as well as burial benefits and the administration of the National Cemetery system. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

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    The Domestic Social Policy Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Veterans Policy. The analyst will cover aspects of veterans benefits, including disability compensation, pension, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, and Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance; as well as burial benefits and the administration of the National Cemetery system. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas, especially in issue areas covered by the Income Security Section (Social Security, pensions, retirement security, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation).

    This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and be familiar with veterans benefit eligibility and administration. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

    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 analytical reports, memoranda, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members and staff on issues of legislative concern within the employee's area of professional knowledge.

    Providing congressional staff with factual and analytical information by phone and in person, often in structured situations.

    Preparing descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members, and staff on policy issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge.

    Locating and organizes factual information, articles, and publications through independent research, including searches of the reference collections and databases of CRS, the Library, or other institutions.

    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 may be eligible for subsequent conversion to a permanent appointment, contingent upon business need, available funding and the selectee's performance. If the position does not become permanent at the end of the 5-year period, CRS employees will be returned to their former position or a position of similar grade and duties without loss of federal service tenure or seniority. Other Library of Congress employees should consult their supervisor or service unit management regarding their appointment status should they be selected but not placed in the position permanently.

    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/518428700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.