University of Washington School of Public Health
Analyst in Social Policy (Food Assistance) - Congressional Research Service
Closing Date: February 26, 2018
Posted: February 6, 2018
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Domestic Social Policy Division is seeking an Analyst in Social Policy (Food Assistance) to work on issues related to federal food assistance and child nutrition programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), that serve low-income households. Ideal candidates will have an academic background in public policy, economics, other social sciences, public health, and/or nutrition and will have knowledge of policy in at least one of the federal food assistance programs. Understanding relationships between food assistance programs and other programs and policies serving low-income households, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and federal child care programs would be an asset.
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 Analyst in Social Policy will provide objective, expert public policy analysis and consultation on policies and issues related to federal food assistance and child nutrition programs for Members and committees of the U.S. Congress. The analyst will locate/interpret factual information; conduct research; prepare objective, non-partisan descriptive, background, and analytical reports; and participate in team research projects and seminars. This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. The candidate should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and be familiar with public policy issues related to federal food assistance and child nutrition programs. Strong writing skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to- understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.
CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/489722100.