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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Resources, Science and Industry Division (RSI), seeks a Specialist in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will address natural resources policy with an emphasis on lands, natural resources, and energy and mineral issues in a Native American or Native Alaskan context.

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    Responsibilities

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division is seeking a Specialist in Natural Resources Policy to join its Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section. The specialist will cover natural resources policy with an emphasis on Native American or Native Alaskan issues. The candidate should understand all facets of these areas including the current status of lands, natural resources, and energy and mineral issues in a Native American or Native Alaskan context.

    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 familiar with natural resources policy issues with an emphasis on Native American or Native Alaskan issues. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

    The analyst will prepare authoritative, objective, and non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports on policies and programs pertaining to Native American or Native Alaskan issues; provide personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff throughout the legislative process on Native American or Native Alaskan policies, programs, and issues; and participate in or lead team research projects and seminars.

    The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

    The analyst may support research analyses undertaken throughout CRS.

    The Specialist in Natural Resources Policy duties include:

    Prepares a variety of descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge.

    Prepares a variety of analytical reports, memoranda, and other written materials on public policy issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge to support congressional decision making.

    Through personal consultation, assists committees, Members, and staff with consideration of legislative issues by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

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

    Participates in planning, organizing, and coordinating group research efforts.

    Locates and provides information requested by Members and committees of Congress or their staff.

    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 legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional

    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/533035200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.