Analyst in Transportation Policy

Website Library of Congress

The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Transportation Policy with a focus on surface transportation programs, especially related to highways. The candidate should understand the origins, history and evolution of federal surface transportation programs and be able to evaluate regulatory and legislative policy issues and interrelationships.

The analyst will cover a wide range of surface transportation policy issues, especially related to highway infrastructure, and/or highway funding. An understanding of the origins, history, and evolution of federal surface transportation programs and the associated regulatory and legislative policy issues are key skills for the position. The analyst will collaborate with other CRS staff, as necessary, to consider how a variety of policy initiatives might affect the programs and how interrelationships with technological change, such as the emergence of electric vehicles, and urban and rural development, will affect federal policy. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with transportation policy issues. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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 is a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill.

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 Congressional Research Service (CRS) is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce that ensures the Service is well positioned to anticipate and meet the information and analytical research needs of a 21st-century Congress.

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