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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division is accepting applications under its 2020 Graduate Recruit Program for an Analyst in Social Policy (Juvenile, Tribal, and Criminal Justice Systems). This position will be filled at the GS-09 or GS-11 level (see "Duties" below). 

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    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.  

    ABOUT CRS:

    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.

    A legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century. 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.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS

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    DUTIES:

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Domestic Social Policy Division is accepting applications for an Analyst in Social Policy (Juvenile, Tribal, and Criminal Justice Systems) under the 2020 Graduate Recruit Program.  The selected candidate will work on issues related to  the juvenile justice system, tribal justice system, criminal justice system, sex offenders, DNA, and victim policy.  Ideal candidates will have an academic background in criminology, criminal justice, public policy, and/or other social sciences, and will have knowledge of how the justice system works including the interactions between system components.  Understanding how the federal criminal justice system works and how the federal government influences state and local justice systems would be an asset.     

    The Analyst in Social Policy will provide objective, expert public policy analysis and consultation on policies and issues related to the juvenile, tribal, and criminal justice systems for Members and committees of the U.S. Congress. The analyst will locate/interpret factual information; conduct research; prepare objective, non-partisan descriptive, background, and analytical reports; 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. The candidate should be comfortable with quantitative and qualitative approaches in research and be familiar with public policy issues related to the juvenile, tribal, and criminal justice systems. Strong writing skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to- understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

    Strong writing skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, as well as attention to detail and skill with online databases, are required.

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

    Travel Required

    Not required

    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/559465500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.