Analyst in Environmental Policy

Library of Congress Published: May 15, 2018
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Policy /
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~ The Resources, Science and Industry (RSI) Division focuses on issues and policy developments concerning the nation's natural resources and environmental management, scientific advances and technology applications, and industry and infrastructure. ~

Resources work includes public lands and other natural resources issues; environment; agriculture, food and fisheries; and energy and minerals. Science coverage includes civilian and military research and development issues, information technology and telecommunications, space, earth sciences and general science and technology. Support on industry and infrastructure issues includes transportation, public works and critical infrastructure; industrial market structure and regulation, and sector-specific industry analysis.

Position Overview

The Resources, Science and Industry Division (RSI) of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking an Analyst in Environmental Policy. The analyst will conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on air and water pollution control and regulatory policy. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the history, trends, and current status of environmental policy and science, and an understanding of the interrelationships with natural resource issues, including federal lands and waters.


  • Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or coordinating team research projects and seminars.
  • 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.


  • 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 familiar with environmental policy and science related air and water pollution control and regulatory 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.


  • Minimum Salary: $68,036.00
  • Maximum Salary: $88,450.00

Additional Information

The Congressional Research Service (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.

To Apply

Please click "Apply on Company Website" below and search for Vacancy# VAR000444. This position is available to U.S. Citizens Only. Deadline is May 30, 2018.

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