We expect this analyst to work on one of the section's three teams, which cover Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, and private health insurance respectively. Each team covers topics including eligibility, benefits, service delivery, and financing.
CRS analysts provide objective, non-partisan, confidential legislative support and analysis to Congress across all phases of the legislative process. Analysts work in a dynamic environment providing real-time support to Members, committees, and staff including written analysis and information, consultations, and participation in formal briefings and other meetings. The work often requires rapid response to emerging policy issues during the legislative process.
Applicants should have experience conducting analysis of policy issues related to one or more areas covered by the section (Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and/or private health insurance). While all candidates with substantive knowledge in any of these areas are encouraged to apply, the ideal candidate will demonstrate substantive program knowledge-including relevant legislation and regulation-and experience researching policy topics in these areas. For example, the candidate could have experience analyzing issues related to the following: (1) Medicare program financing, premiums, and enrollment; or (2) Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) and related policies.
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. Experience with health policy analysis or quantitative research-including identifying appropriate survey and administrative data sources, analyzing data sets, and applying quantitative techniques to answer policy questions- is desirable, but not required.
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, 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.
Analyst duties include:
Prepares a variety of analytical, descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee's designated areas of responsibility 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 by 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.
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. Given the breadth of policy related to health that DSP covers for Congress, analysts must be capable of working on a range of issues in a portfolio that will likely evolve over time.
The position description number for this position is 004747.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.RequirementsConditions of Employment
Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.Qualifications
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 Medicare, Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and/or private health insurance.**
- Ability to Design and Utilize Research and Analytical Methods and Techniques in the Analysis of 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 work collaboratively with others.
- Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of analysis and consultation.
- Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.ORCombination of education and experience
that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.ORFour years of appropriate experience
that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
You must submit a legible copy
of your college/university transcripts to your online application
. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.Foreign Education
- Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your
college/university is outside the U.S., your
transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) . Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.Additional information
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 at step one of the grade.
The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.
Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. For more information, please see: Vetting Process
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.
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The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.
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