The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division is accepting applications under its 2020 Graduate Recruit Program for an Analyst in Macroeconomic Policy. This position will be filled at the GS-09 or GS-11 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 2020. 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.
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The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Government and Finance Division (G&F), seeks an Analyst in Macroeconomic Policy to join its Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Macroeconomics Section. The Analyst in Macroeconomic Policy will be responsible for covering domestic issues and developments related to the U.S. economy, including how policy proposals would affect the overall economy. The Analyst should have proficiency with various macroeconomic indicators and the standard economic models for evaluating economic performance. The applicant should be able to demonstrate their proficiency through relevant coursework or experience. Applicants earning in advanced degree in economics are especially encouraged to apply.
The Analyst in Macroeconomic Policy provides objective public policy analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members of Congress, and their staff, including preparing objective, non-partisan, analytical studies and descriptive and background reports on public policy issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members of Congress, and their staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in multi-disciplinary team research projects and seminars. The Analyst in Macroeconomic Policy is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members of Congress, and their staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
Strong writing, research, and presentation skills are essential, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience.
The analyst position carries promotion potential to the GS-15 level.
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