U.S. citizens: Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

U.S. Library of Congress

Washington, DC, US

The Resources, Science and Industry Division (RSI) of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on federal management of lands and waters. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the history, trends, and current status of natural resources policy and science, and an understanding of the interrelationships of federal management of lands and waters with environmental issues, including pollution control and regulatory policy. This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with natural resources policy and science related to federal management of lands and water. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required. 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 coordinating 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 is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. The tour of duty for this position is full-time. The position description number for this position is 4746. The incumbent of this position is eligible elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.