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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division (G&F) is seeking an Analyst in Economic Development Policy to serve the United States Congress by providing expertise on policy issues pertinent to planning, economic development, public finance, business development, and job creation. Work may include design and evaluation of options for Congress to inform the debate on economic development policy and related issues.

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    Responsibilities

    The ideal candidate will have experience conducting applied analysis that blends a background in planning with detailed knowledge of economic development principles and public finance at all levels of government. State and/or local planning experience and expertise connecting this experience to federal policy and programs is preferred. Specifically, the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles, policies, and programs with each step of the legislative process. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to draw from a multidisciplinary background to provide rigorous policy analysis for some of the most complex issues for Congress. Strong policy research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Experience communicating analytic results through data visualization is preferred. Candidates with experience explaining complex policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise 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.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522592100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.