permanent ( u.s. citizens only ) Analyst in Financial Economics (Vacancy# VAR000510)

  • Opening Date: June 21, 2018
  • Closing Date: July 19, 2018
  • OPM Control Number: 503135900
  • Vacancy Number: VAR000510
  • LC Organization Unit: Congressional Research Service
  • Grade: GS-13
  • Series: 0110
  • Minimum Salary: $96,970.00
  • Maximum Salary: $126,062.00
  • Availability: U.S. Citizens Only

The vacancy replaces vacancy announcement number VAR000498.  Those candidates who applied under vacancy VAR000498 will not be considered and must reapply.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division is seeking an Analyst in Financial Economics to serve the United States Congress by providing expertise on policy issues related to U.S. financial institutions and markets, including housing finance, consumer finance, and securities markets. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting applied analysis that blends detailed knowledge of financial economics with an understanding of the legislative process. Strong policy research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Candidates with experience explaining complex policies, programs, and economic principles in terms 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 locating and interpreting factual information; preparing objective, nonpartisan, descriptive, background, and analytical reports; providing personal consultation to congressional committees, Members, and their staff; and participating in team research projects and seminars. The analyst is also expected to possess and further 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, co
nfidential, 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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