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Analyst in Financial Economics (Financial Technology)Policy - Congressional Research Service

April 24, 2021 18:42 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

Analyst in Financial Economics (Financial Technology)Policy

Open and Close Dates: 04/02/2021 to 05/03/2021

Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year


The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Financial Economics (Financial Technology) to join its Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Macroeconomic Policy Section. The analyst will serve the United States Congress by providing in-depth research and analysis on policy issues pertinent to U.S. financial markets, financial regulation and financial technology, and may support research analyses undertaken throughout CRS.


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.


The ideal candidate will have experience that blends a broad understanding of economics and public policy with detailed knowledge of U.S. financial markets and financial regulation, particularly financial technology, cybersecurity, securities regulation and related financial markets and industries. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles and policies with each step of the legislative process. Strong writing, research, data analysis, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work on a collaborative team.


Candidates with experience explaining principles, practices, and legislative options related to policy issues pertinent to U.S. financial markets, financial regulation, and financial technology in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise and/or providing sophisticated economic analysis to congressional staff and Members are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will possess expertise in financial technology relating to securities markets and their regulation, but may support research analyses undertaken in other related issue areas throughout CRS.


Analyst duties include:


Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.


Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.


Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.


Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.


Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.


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 is fully committed to workforce diversity.  Interested applicants must apply online at USAJOBS


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