Health Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 22, 2022
Closes
Nov 29, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The successful candidate will contribute to developing new studies and to designing and improving the state-of-the-art analytical models that underlie CBO's studies and cost estimates for proposed legislation. Topics of analyses will shift over time, providing new opportunities to develop and contribute. The economist will produce research reports and manuscripts about issues affecting the federal government and interact with a large network of academic and industry specialists. The economist will also collaborate with analysts in CBO's Budget Analysis Division to develop cost estimates for legislation and baseline estimates of the cost of government programs.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US citizenship or current permanent residents seeking citizenship


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tier One Background Investigation

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics, health economics, or a related discipline. In addition, applicants should have prior experience in health policy analysis, strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language, and an interest in the development of policy-relevant models. Applicants should be able to initiate and complete research projects both independently and with a team; be able to clearly present their work orally and in writing to nontechnical audiences; and want to work on issues of current or potential legislative interest to the Congress. People who are not citizens of the United States should review CBOÃâs citizenship requirements or contact careers@cbo.gov for assistance in determining eligibility.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

See Qualifications above

Education

EDUCATION:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics, health economics, or a related discipline. In addition, applicants should have prior experience in health policy analysis, strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language, and an interest in the development of policy-relevant models.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.