nte 5 years ( u.s. citizens only ) Analyst in Education Policy - (Vacancy #: VAR000452)

  • Opening Date: May 4, 2018
  • Closing Date: June 1, 2018
  • OPM Control Number: 498757400
  • Vacancy Number: VAR000452
  • 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 Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks an Analyst in Education Policy to join its Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP). Applicants should have experience conducting analysis of issues related to education policy. Strong research, writing, and presentation skills and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team and to be responsive under time pressure are essential for success in this position. The work often requires rapid response to emerging policy issues during all phases of the legislative process. Given the breadth of education policy issues DSP covers for Congress, analysts must be capable of working on a range of issues in an education portfolio that will likely evolve over time.

The ideal candidate will have substantive knowledge of issues related to education policies, and considerable skill in working with data, programming and in the development of analytical tools and models. The ability to clean data, construct and update datasets and to make effective use of varied types of data is an important element of this job. The ability to critically examine the efficacy of public policies and to contribute to research that will simulate the effects of changes to the design of programs and benefits are also important elements of this position.

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 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.
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