Analyst in Telecommunications Policy

  • Congressional Research Service
  • The Library of Congress, Independence Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC, USA
  • Nov 25, 2019
Full time Telecommunications

Job Description

Analyst in Telecommunications Policy

Open and closing dates: 11/07/19 to 12/06/19

Appointment Type: Permanent

Pay Grade: GS-13

Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year


The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Resources, Science and Industry Division is seeking an Analyst in Telecommunications Policy. The analyst will cover telecommunications policy and broadband deployment and adoption, Federal Communications Commission policies, regulations, programs and initiatives, such as the Universal Service Fund or net neutrality, as well as working knowledge of policies and positions of major stakeholders.


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 telecommunications policy and broadband deployment and adoption with an emphasis on Federal Communications Commission policies, regulations, programs and initiatives, such as the Universal Service Fund or net neutrality. 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 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 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 employee 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.





$99,172 to $128,920 per year