Job posting: Congressional Research Service – Analyst in Income Security


The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division is seeking an Analyst in Income Security to conduct research and analysis of retirement policy.

The analyst will prepare objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports on retirement policy and related income security policies; 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, including measurement of retirement income and wealth, retirement preparedness, financial literacy issues, pensions and retirement saving including Social 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.

This position is being offered at the GS-13 level ($89,033-$115,742). To apply online (preferred), visit or call (202) 707-5627 to request an applicant job kit. Please refer to vacancy #110023 in all correspondence. Applications must be received by March 28, 2011.

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