Analyst in Financial Economics (Securities and Derivatives) Jobs in Washington, DC at USAJOBS
Title: Analyst in Financial Economics (Securities and Derivatives)
Location: Washington, DC
DutiesThe 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 securities or derivatives markets, their regulation and federal regulators. 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. securities and derivatives markets, regulation, and federal regulatory agencies 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 familiarity with SEC regulations or CFTC regulations, and the agencies’ authorities and activities, but may support research analyses undertaken in other related issue areas 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.
Analyst Duties IncludePreparing 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.
The position description number for this position is 004748.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
RequirementsConditions of EmploymentConditions of EmploymentAt present, the Library of Congress will not enforce an earlier policy to require all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, employees are required to certify their vaccination status…