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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division is accepting applications under its 2021 Graduate Recruit Program for an Analyst in Science & Technology. This position will be filled at the GS-11 level (see "Duties" below).

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    Responsibilities

    About the Graduate Recruit Program:

    Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days.  Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, 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.

    DUTIES FOR THE POSITION INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

    The analyst will cover information and communication technology policy, federal Internet and telecommunications regulations, programs, and initiatives, including federal broadband. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of policies and positions of major stakeholders and demonstrate the ability to develop expertise in new areas.

    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 science and technology policy related to information and communication technologies and federal broadband. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

    Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or coordinating team research projects and seminars. The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/590966400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.