The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division (G&F) is seeking an Analyst in Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery to serve the United States Congress by providing expertise on issues pertinent to disaster recovery principles, policy, and practices. Work may include design and evaluation of options for Congress to inform the debate on effective disaster recovery strategies, policy options, and measurement.
The ideal candidate will have experience conducting applied analysis that offers actionable policy options for Congress on disaster recovery issues, but also understands adjacent areas of emergency management such as response and mitigation. The candidate will put forth practical, forward-looking ideas to inform the legislative debate on addressing short, medium, and long term disaster recovery. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of disaster recovery principles, policy, and practices including grants and other economic incentives, stakeholders typically involved in recovery efforts, and methods for measuring progress. Further, the successful candidate will be able to articulate how policy decisions made in any phase of the disaster cycle might affect disaster recovery in impacted areas.
Strong policy research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Experience communicating results with data visualization is preferred. Candidates adept at explaining complex emergency management and disaster recovery principles, policy, and practices that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.
The analyst will engage in all facets of the research process including but not limited to locating and interpreting factual information, preparing objective, non-partisan written products, and providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and their staff. The analyst will also participate in or lead team research projects and seminars. The analyst is expected to possess and continuously develop the skills to provide policy and legislative analysis and consultation 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.
Prepares a variety of descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge.
Prepares a variety of analytical reports, memoranda, and written materials on public policy issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge to support congressional decision making.
Participates in planning, organizing, and coordinating group research efforts.
Through personal consultation, assists committees, Members, and staff with consideration of legislative issues by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
Participates in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for committees, Members, and staff.
Locates and provides information requested by Members and committees of Congress or their staff.
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Conditions of Employment
No additional requirements to those listed above.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of emergency management and disaster recovery, and related issues. **
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 effectively other than in writing.
The Congressional Research Service, within the Library of Congress, is part of the Legislative Branch of the federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.
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.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
The position description number for this position is 4748.
The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.
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