Open and Close Dates: 08/03/2020 to 09/03/2020
Appointment Type: Permanent Position
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Domestic Social Policy (DSP) Division is seeking an Analyst in Public Health Emergency Management. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the theories, concepts, processes, techniques, principles and/or practices of U.S. domestic public health and emergency management policy as they relate to federal health policy. This includes knowledge of the history, trends and current status of key public health and emergency management policy issues; the respective roles of federal, state and local governments and the private sector in emergency preparedness and response; the general organization and financing of public health and healthcare services; and familiarity with relevant federal programs. Ideal candidates will have an academic background in public health, emergency management, public policy, or social sciences.
The Analyst in Public Health Emergency Management will provide objective, expert public policy analysis and consultation on public health emergency management policy issues including the data sources used to inform public health emergency management policy, the agencies that implement public health emergency management policy and their appropriations, and develop expertise in new areas of public health emergency management policy, especially in issue areas covered by the Health Services and Research Section.
This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and be familiar with issues related to public health emergency management policy. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are 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 analytical reports, memoranda, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members, and staff on issues of legislative concern within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
Provides congressional staff with factual and analytical information by phone and in person, often in structured situations.
Prepares descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members, and staff on policy issues within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
Locates and organizes factual information, articles, and publications through independent research, including searches of the reference collections and databases of CRS, the Library, or other institutions.
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.
CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/575244200.
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