The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division is seeking an Analyst in Environmental Policy.
The analyst will conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on environmental policy and/or science issues related to climate change. This includes the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. The analyst will cover environmental policy and/or science issues related to climate change. This includes knowledge of the history, trends, and current status of climate policy, federal programs, and interrelationships with other key disciplines, such as physical sciences, international relations, economics and/or policy decision making and demonstrated ability to develop expertise in new areas. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with issues related to environmental policy and/or science related to climate change. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.
The analyst will provide objective, expert policy analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff, including preparing objective, authoritative, non-partisan, and innovative analytical studies on policy issues of national or international significance; providing personal assistance as a national expert on public policy issues throughout the legislative process, including analyzing and evaluating legislative proposals; and planning and leading multi-disciplinary team research projects and seminars.
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 will 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.