Analyst in Financial Economics

Employer
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 27, 2017
Closes
Apr 25, 2017
Function
Analyst, Finance
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division is seeking an Analyst in Financial Economics to analyze public policy issues related to U.S. financial institutions and markets, including securities markets, housing finance, and consumer finance. The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of and experience with assessing financial markets and institutions, conveying complex information in writing to a wide range of audiences, and communicating information orally to policymakers.

Applicants should have experience conducting policy analysis in these areas and must be able to work as part of a collaborative team. Strong writing, research, and presentation skills are essential.

The analyst will located and interpret factual information; conduct research; prepare objective, nonpartisan, descriptive, background, and analytical reports; and participate in team research projects and seminars. The analyst 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.

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.

This position is located in the Government and Finance Division, Congressional Research Service (CRS).

The position description number for this position is 004739.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position may work a flextime or compflex work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

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 U.S. financial institutions, markets, and their regulation**

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 work collaboratively with others

Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of analysis and consultation

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

BASIC REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet at least one of the following basic requirements in order to be eligible for consideration for this position:

(A) Degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus;

OR

(B) A combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Applicants MUST SUBMIT legible copies of college transcripts at the time application is submitted. Failure to submit the required documentation at the time of application will eliminate you from further consideration. Official documents will be required if selected.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Not Applicable