The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst on Congress and the Legislative Process to join its Legislative and Budget Process Section. The position will focus on in-depth research and analysis of congressional rules, practices, and precedents, particularly those related to the consideration of legislation on the floor of the House and Senate, as well as organization and procedure of congressional committees and the role of congressional leadershipLearn more about this agency
The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of and experience with congressional procedures. The analyst will locate and interpret factual information; conduct research; prepare objective, nonpartisan descriptive, background, and analytical reports; and participate in team research projects and seminars. The analyst 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.
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.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
While it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
The position description number for this position is 4748.
The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.
Relocation expenses are not authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.
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