Analyst in Income Security

Library of Congress
Washington, DC
Apr 20, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Full Time
Library of Congress 1 vacancy in the following location: * Washington DC, DC Work Schedule is Open - Permanent Opened Wednesday 3/29/2017 (9 day(s) ago) ** Closes Wednesday 4/26/2017 (19 day(s) away) ## Job Overview Summary About the Agency The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP) is seeking an Analyst in Income Security to conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on proposals and legislation related to retirement policy. The analyst will prepare objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports on retirement policy; provide personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on such policies throughout the legislative process; and participate in or lead team research projects and seminars. This work requires knowledge of the history, trends, and current status of retirement policy; measurement of retirement income and wealth; economic and health shocks in retirement; the role of defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, and Social Security in retirement savings; decumulation of retirement wealth, including options for annuitization; insights from behavioral economics on retirement income security; and labor force issues related to older workers. The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels. The ideal candidate would have a background in economics, demography, mathematics, statistics, or a related field and have applied these skills to public policy analysis. Strong research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills are essential. 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. Duties 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. ## Job Requirements Key Requirements 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 retirement 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 work collaboratively with others.** **Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of analysis and consultation.** **Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.** No additional requirements to those listed above. Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation ## Additional Information What To Expect Next Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications." You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled. BENEFITS Review our benefits Other Information 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. The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, DC metropolitan area. While it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when settingrates 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. This vacancy will be filled in the GS-0101 (social science analyst) or GS-0110 (economist) job series. The position description numbers for this position are 4747 (GS-0101-12) and 4739 (GS-0110-12). The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule. RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON(S) SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment. Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be made 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 certificate of disability may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of an applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For moreinformation view the directive on the Library's Selective Placement Program and/or contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 (voice or TTY) or FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM. **Are you a veteran?**Please indicate the type of Veterans' Preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library's Merit Selection Plan, Section XD IF REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION IS NOT ATTACHED, VETERANS' PREFERENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS. *Salary Range:* $79,720.00 to $103,639.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0101, 0110-12/12 *Promotion Potential:* 15 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* US Citizens *Control Number:* 466768700 *Job Announcement Number:* VAR000034

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