permanent ( u.s. citizens only ) Analyst in Defense and Intelligence Personnel Policy (Vacancy# VAR000492)

  • Opening Date: June 21, 2018
  • Closing Date: July 19, 2018
  • OPM Control Number: 502973900
  • Vacancy Number: VAR000492
  • LC Organization Unit: Congressional Research Service
  • Grade: GS-11
  • Series: 0101
  • Minimum Salary: $68,036.00
  • Maximum Salary: $88,450.00
  • Availability: U.S. Citizens Only

The candidate should be familiar with relevant regulations, including, but not limited to, ODNI and DOD directives, Executive Orders, and applicable statutory authorities (e.g., Titles 10, 50, 32, 37 and 5), defense and intelligence organizational culture, relevant data sources, and current literature related to analysis of public policy issues in the defense and intelligence personnel policy realm. The ideal candidate will have formal training and/or experience conducting policy or legislative research related to defense and intelligence personnel policy, knowledge of relevant data sources, theories, and literature, and will demonstrate an understanding of the causal relationships among political, security, economic, and social dynamics in these areas. The analyst will apply qualitative and quantitative analytical methods to his or her research and writing. Issues to be covered include, but are not limited to, DOD pay and benefits including TRICARE, IC personnel pay and benefits, military family issues, military sexual assault, diversity, and inclusion.

Strong research, writing, and presentation skills are essential. Candidates with demonstrated experience in data analysis and using data visualization to inform research products and processes as well as relevant experience in DOD and intelligence community (IC) personnel policy are encouraged to apply.

Analyst duties include conducting research and 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 team research projects and seminars. The analyst is 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.


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