nte 5 years ( u.s. citizens only ) Analyst in Health Policy - (Vacancy #: VAR000445 )

  • Opening Date: April 30, 2018
  • Closing Date: June 12, 2018
  • OPM Control Number: 498236200
  • Vacancy Number: VAR000445
  • 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 two Analysts in Health Policy to join its Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP). Applicants should have experience conducting analysis of issues related to health insurance or public health policy and research. 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 health policy issues DSP covers for Congress, analysts must be capable of working on a range of issues in a health portfolio that will likely evolve over time.

The ideal candidates will have substantive knowledge of issues related to either of the following topics: (1) health insurance (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, or private health insurance) or 2) public health policy and research, for example, public health, health service delivery, biomedical research, medical product and device regulation, or Veterans health. Knowledge of the health care industry (provider, insurer, or pharmaceutical marketplaces) or health care-related tax policy (such as the role of federal tax policy in employer-sponsored insurance) is desirable, but not required. Quantitative research experience also is desirable, but not 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 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 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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