permanent ( u.s. citizens only ) Research Manager – Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section (Vacancy #: VAR000663)

  • Opening Date: October 30, 2018
  • Closing Date: December 26, 2018
  • OPM Control Number: 515271500
  • Vacancy Number: VAR000663
  • LC Organization Unit: Congressional Research Service
  • LC Organization Unit - Specific Office: Resources, Science and Industry Division
  • Grade: GS-15
  • Series: 0101
  • Minimum Salary: $134,789.00
  • Maximum Salary: $164,200.00
  • Availability: U.S. Citizens Only

The Research Manager leads the Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section of the Resources, Science and Industry Division in the development of policy research and analysis relevant to congressional needs. Issues include natural resources policy and implications in key areas including institutional, economic, regulatory, and scientific issues related to public lands; fish and wildlife; water resources; forestry, terrestrial, coastal, and marine ecosystems; earth sciences; and natural hazards.

Manages research, leads staff, and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director. Ensures that research and analysis is conducted in a fully collaborative manner both within and outside the section, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making. Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates research, including major research projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which are often multidisciplinary in nature, and may include research performed by outside consultants. Ensures that research and analysis undertaken is of the highest quality and meets CRS' standards of objectivity, responsiveness, non-partisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility. Reviews research to ensure that it complements other Service research and analyses; is accurate, well-organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS policy guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress. Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

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