The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate.
CRS seeks a senior research manager to lead its Government and Finance Division (G&F), one of five research divisions, in providing expert research that meets ongoing congressional policy-making and oversight needs related to issues and policy developments concerning the organization, structure, operations and management of Congress and its support agencies, and of the executive and judicial branches; the congressional budget and appropriations process and the legislative process; homeland security and emergency management; cybersecurity; community development; elections and American federalism; and banking, financial institutions, insurance and securities, taxation, public finance, fiscal and monetary policy, the public debt, and such economic indicators as gross domestic product, inflation and savings.
The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.
A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:
1. Expert, multidisciplinary knowledge of government, economic policies, and/or public finance**: Applies expert, multidisciplinary knowledge of the theories, laws and regulations, concepts, processes, methodologies, principles, and/or practices related to government structure and operations, economic policies, and/or public finance issue areas. Is conversant in the history, trends, interrelationships, and current status of government structure and operations, economic policies, and/or public finance issue areas.
2. Ability to lead and organize public policy analysis**: Leads implementation of the Service’s research agenda with respect to the division. Develops innovative and creative ideas to advance the quality of the research and the success of the Service. Recommends specific policies and procedures for improving efficiency and effectiveness of research management and operations of the Service and assesses their implications. Oversees and manages policy and legislative research across and within major research areas. Demonstrates intellectual leadership and understanding of current national public policy issues by formulating and executing a research agenda to address those issues. Guides and directs research of individuals and groups, and critically reviews and evaluates the work of researchers and their managers.
3. Ability to lead people and manage a workforce**: Oversees the overall performance of the division by assessing staffing requirements in relation to current and anticipated needs of the Congress; developing staffing plans, justifications, and requests; and making policy area assignments for and evaluating staff in order to assure the availability of the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of Congress at a sustained level of excellence. Develops and oversees recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and training a diverse workforce as well as builds and maintains exceptional staff performance.
4. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion**: Demonstrates awareness of the likely consequences or implications of one’s own actions and work within the context of agency/organizational/departmental standards. Acts appropriately in a given situation (e.g., with colleagues, clients, media/press), using discretion, and being committed to confidentiality.
5. Ability to assess the quality of products and services**: Evaluates the content, organization, and relevance of a range of products and services to meet the quality standards of a public policy organization. Makes suggestions to improve these products and services.
6. Ability to apply knowledge of congressional decision making: Applies knowledge of congressional decision- making, including how legislation becomes law, the federal budget process, the appropriations process, and oversight, sufficient to ensure timely and legislatively relevant assistance to congressional committees, Members, and senior staff.
7. Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: Effectively expresses ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information; answering questions thoughtfully and completely; and communicating clearly, politely, and under control to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information.
Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position. The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.
Additional Salary Information: $124,406.00 to $187,000.00 / Per Year
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 t...hat is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has 24/7 access to the nation’s best thinking.