The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division is accepting applications under its 2019 Graduate Recruit Program for an Analyst in Energy Policy. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see "Duties" below).Learn more about this agency
ABOUT THE GRADUATE RECRUIT PROGRAM:
Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days beginning in the spring/summer of 2019. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon participants' performance and completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.
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 shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.
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.
DUTIES FOR THIS POSITION INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
The Analyst in Energy Policy will provide objective public policy analysis and consultation on energy issues related to alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, for Members and committees of the U.S. Congress. Candidates will be expected to take on a progressively larger portfolio over time. This may include (but not limited to) energy use of electric vehicles, new applications for natural gas and other fuels, and pending international maritime fuel standards, as well as ongoing biofuels issues.
The analyst will locate and interpret factual information; conduct research; prepare objective, non-partisan descriptive, background, and analytical reports and custom memoranda; and participate in team research projects and seminars.
This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Candidates should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and possess a diverse background of public policy issues related to energy policy.
The ideal candidate will have a solid educational and/or professional background in public policy, specifically in the history, trends, and status of energy policy, with an emphasis on issues related to alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. Coursework and fieldwork related to energy or environmental policy would be helpful.
Strong presentation and writing skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.
The analyst position carries promotion potential to the GS-15 level.
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