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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division is accepting applications under its 2020 Graduate Recruit Program for an Analyst in Defense Logistics. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see "Duties" below). 

    The ideal candidate will have a solid secondary education and/or professional background in supply chain management, logistics, and/or heavy equipment fleet maintenance management, and basic knowledge of public policy or U.S. government.

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    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.


    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.


    The Analyst in Defense Logistics will work on issues related defense logistics, materiel readiness, depot maintenance, and strategic mobility. Areas of research and congressional support potentially include, strength of the Defense Industrial Base, procurement and delivery of supplies through the Defense Logistics Agency, and  major logistical commands, as well as system maintenance, performance, policy, and funding across sea, land, air, and space platforms. Other duties include analyzing defense logistics in the context of U.S. national security policy, operational and military service requirements, balancing DOD resources, and comparisons with commercial best practices. Examples include: 1) analyzing defense budget/appropriations, 2) evaluating legislative proposals, 3) identifying emerging issues, 4) assessing public and private implications of government programs or regulations, 5) assessing alternative approaches to public policy issues, and 6) evaluating governmental organization and administrative procedures to accomplish program goals.

    Strong research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience. Candidates with demonstrated experience in data analysis and using data visualization to inform research products and processes as well as relevant experience in DOD sustainment policy are encouraged to apply.

    The analyst position carries promotion potential to the GS-15 level.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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