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Legislative Attorney (Health Law) Responsibilities: Prepares probing and innovative written legal analyses, arguments, briefs, or other analytical documents that relate complex variables within the attorney's specialized field of law to the development, interpretation, or implementation of important public policies. Provides congressional staff with consultations and oral briefings that clarify legal questions, identify and discuss legal options, and inform congressional staff of CRS informational and analytical capabilities within the scope of the attorney's subject areas. Prepares authoritative descriptive and background reports, memoranda, bill digests, surveys of laws, comparisons of laws and bills, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members, and staff that are characterized by substantial breadth and depth and that cover all pertinent factors and relationships. Advises and assists other legislative attorneys, analysts, and specialists through provision of legal analysis and information in support of their service to Congress. Prepares and delivers oral presentations at CRS seminars and other outreach programs. In response to congressional inquiries, locates, organizes, summarizes, and interprets legal information and other pre-existing legal materials, on difficult or misunderstood policy issues through research, including search of the reference collections and databases of CRS, the Library, other institutions or through contacts and networking with Executive Branch officials or other professionals in the field.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must be a graduate from a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the Bar of a state, the District of Columbia, a territory of the United States, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. Knowledge of health law in particular and American public law generally. Ability to analyze legal issues. Ability to write in a legal context. Ability to convey legal analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations. Ability to work effectively in a high pressure environment. Ability to work collaboratively with others. Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of analysis and consultation. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion. Ability to build and maintain a professional network. Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Announcement number: VAR000517
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