The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) seeks an Analyst in International Trade and Finance to join its International Trade and Finance Section. This position will be filled as a GS-0101 (Social Science Analyst) or GS-0110 (Economist). Applicants can request to be considered for either or both series (see Vacancy Questionnaire).Learn more about this agency
This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.
The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.
The position description number for this position is 004740.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Applicants should have experience conducting sophisticated analysis of international trade and economics, knowledge of the U.S. legislative branch and its operations, and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. The work can require rapid response to emerging policy issues during active legislative processes. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in international trade and economic policy with some experience analyzing foreign and regional economies, including emerging economies. Strong research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills are essential, and applicants with an advanced degree in economics or finance are strongly encouraged to apply.
The analyst will prepare authoritative, objective, and non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports and other products that analyze the international trade and finance policy of the United States and global economic developments; provide personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on such policies throughout the legislative process; and participate in or lead team research projects and seminars.
The analyst is also expected to enhance over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels. The analyst may support research analyses undertaken throughout 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 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:
Prepares a variety of analytical, descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee's designated areas of responsibility to support congressional decision making.
Participates in planning, organizing, and coordinating group research efforts.
Through personal consultation, assists committees, Members, and staff with consideration of legislative issues by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
Participates in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for committees, Members, and staff.
Locates and provides information requested by Members and committees of Congress or their staff.
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