JOE - February 2013

Congressional Research Service
Assistant Director and Senior Specialist, Government and Finance Division
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Director and Senior Specialist, Government and Finance Division
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
A1 -- General Economics
E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
H5 -- National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
H6 -- National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
Keywords: Public finance, public policy, tax policy, financial regulation, macroeconomic policy and government affairs.
Deadline Information: See vacancy announcement for application deadline.
Deadline Date: 03/2013
Salary Range: $159, 405 - $165,300 - Per Year

JOE ID Number: 201302_395448

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate.

CRS seeks a senior research manager to lead its Government and Finance Division, one of five research divisions, in providing expert research that meets ongoing congressional policy-making and oversight needs related to finance (including public finance, tax policy, financial regulation, and macroeconomic policy) and government affairs (including functions, effectiveness, and operational relationships across the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; intergovernmental relations; and legislative or budgetary procedures).

This position serves as head of a major research program area(s) in the Congressional Research Service. In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Assistant Director leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the research and analyses of the Government and Finance Division and ensures that the research and analyses produced by the division are of the highest quality and consistently meet the Service's standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.

The Assistant Director leads implementation of the Service's research agenda for issues within the division's areas of responsibility, including approaches, frameworks, and methodologies for addressing policy and legislative issues. This includes demonstrating personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs in the policy areas for which the Assistant Director has direct research management responsibility and assuring access to the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of the United States Congress at a sustained level of excellence. This also includes exercising overall responsibility and delegated authority for the oversight and management of the division's human, financial, material, and information research assets. In performing these activities, the Assistant Director is responsible for
ensuring that the research and analytical activities of the division are fully aligned with the legislative needs of Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.

The Assistant Director also serves as one of the chief advisors to the Director, counseling the Director on all aspects of the research management and operations of CRS and recommending specific policies and procedures for improving the Service's overall quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.

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