The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Small Business and Economic Development Policy to join its Federalism and Emergency Management Section. The analyst will serve the United States Congress by providing in-depth research and analysis on policy issues pertinent to small business and economic development, federal contracting preferences, business development, and technical assistance programs, and may support research throughout CRS.Learn more about this agency
The ideal candidate will have experience conducting applied analysis that blends a background in economic development policy with detailed knowledge of small business development programs and principles, including federal contracting preferences. State and/or local planning experience and expertise connecting this experience to federal policy and programs is preferred. Specifically, the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles, policies, and programs with each step of the legislative process. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to draw from a multidisciplinary background to provide rigorous policy analysis for some of the most complex issues for Congress. Strong policy research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Candidates with experience explaining complex policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.
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 public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.
Analyst duties include:
Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.
Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.
Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.
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.
15 - The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
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