professional CRS Analyst in Environmental Policy GS-15

  • Hosting Service Unit: Congressional Research Service
  • Program Contact: [email protected]
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Chemistry and science; Policy analysis
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Application Period: Ongoing
  • Application Notes: HOW TO APPLY: Expressions of interest for this opportunity will be accepted until COB Monday, May 29, 2018. Send an e-mail on or before the deadline to [email protected] which includes a federal style resume that fully and completely demonstrates your possession of the required qualifications.
  • Compensation: GS-15
  • Academic Credit: No Credit
  • Available Benefits: Transit; Health
  • Program Duration: Short-term. 6 Months
  • Qualifications: Library staff with graduate degree; Other Professionals
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Analyst in Environmental Policy

  • Opening Date: May 24, 2018
  • Closing Date: May 29, 2018
  • LC Organization Unit: Congressional Research Service
  • Grade: GS-15
  • Duration: 6 Months

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry (RSI) Division is seeking to fill a 6-month Analyst in Environmental Policy position in its Environmental Policy Section.   The Resources, Science and Industry (RSI) Division within CRS and the Library of Congress provides objective, expert policy analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff. The analyst will possess technical and subject matter expertise in environmental remediation, including surface mine sites. In addition, the analyst will have knowledge regarding the scope and funding needs for remaining contaminated sites and the adequacy of financial assurance and long-term stewardship funding, especially for mine sites for both surface mines and in situ recovery mines.

The candidate selected for the position will 1) prepare a variety of descriptive and analytical written products on public policy issues; 2) participate in planning, organizing, and coordinating group research efforts; 3) assist through personal consultation, assists congressional clients with consideration of legislative issues; and 4) participate in seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs.


  • Knowledge of environmental policy
  • 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 effective other than writing


   Knowledge of environmental policy and science, with experience in applying technical analysis in a policy context, such as commenting on proposed rules as part of an Administrative Procedures Act process or review of proposed legislation and regulations involving mine sites and financial assurance.

Solid computer skills, including skills needed to work with financial models and documents.