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 science related to drinking water quality and groundwater protection. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the economics, history, trends, and current status of environmental policy and interrelationships with other key disciplines, such as physical or biological science, engineering, administrative law, public finance and policy decisions.
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.
This position is located in the Resources and Industry Division, Congressional Research Service (CRS).
The position description number for this position is 004749.
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 work a flextime 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.
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.
Participates in planning, organizing, and coordinating group research efforts.
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.
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 groundwater 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 collaborative research tasks
Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of analysis and consultation
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing