The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Government Organization and Management to join its Executive Branch Operations Section to focus on federal government information technology (IT) management. Applicants should have a strong understanding of policies and regulations related to federal implementation of IT management laws; alignment of IT resources/acquisitions with agency missions, goals, and the use of IT to support government reform.Learn more about this agency
Applicants should have experience conducting analysis on federal government IT management, including implementation of federal technology initiatives by agencies, Chief Information Officers (CIO), and other federal partners (e.g., CIO Council, Office of Management and Budget, and the General Services Administration) that are consistent with underlying IT management laws, such as the e-Government Act, FITARA, Clinger-Cohen Act, and MGT Act. In addition, applicants should have research and analytical experience in the use of technology as a mechanism for government reform and modernization—such as programs eligible to be funded by the Technology Modernization Fund—and the alignment of IT systems and acquisitions with statutory requirements, agency missions, goals, and business process management. Applicants should have a strong understanding of key related policy areas, such as federal IT workforce development, project management, shared services, federal cybersecurity issues, government performance, and broader agency CIO responsibilities.
The ideal candidate should have formal training in public administration, political science, public policy, or a related field focusing on federal government technology policy and have experience analyzing federal government IT initiatives. Applicants must be able to work as part of a collaborative team; strong writing, research, and presentation skills are essential. Candidates with experience explaining principles, practices, and legislative options related to policy issues pertinent to federal government IT management in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise and/or providing sophisticated interdisciplinary policy analysis to congressional staff and Members are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will have research or work experience analyzing various broad federal IT management policy and initiatives, including design, acquisition, and implementation.
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.
The position description number for this position is 004748.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
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