The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division (RSI) is seeking an Analyst in Environmental Policy with a focus related to drinking water quality and ground water protection. 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 leading 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.
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.
This position is located in the Resources, Science and Industry Division (RSI).
The position description number for this position is 4748.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. While it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.
The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON(S) SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.
Prepares a variety of descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
Prepares a variety of analytical reports, memoranda, and written materials on public policy issues within the employee’s area of professional knowledge 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.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
- Knowledge of environmental policy and science related to drinking water quality and ground water protection**
- Ability to analyze public policy issues**
- Ability to write in a public policy context**
- Ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations
- Ability to lead collaboratively research tasks
- Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of analysis and consultation
- Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing
No additional requirements to those listed above.
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