Macroeconomist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 03, 2016
Closes
Apr 17, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers.

The Macroeconomic Analysis Division is seeking a macroeconomist with a broad range of interests, including fiscal policy and public finance. The successful candidate will contribute to the full range of the division's responsibilities. Those include constructing and improving cutting-edge models that underlie CBOs policy analyses, preparing longer-term studies, and assessing the dynamic effects of specific pieces of legislation (sometimes called dynamic scoring). Also, the successful candidate will be encouraged to turn CBO projects and independent research into CBO working papers and outside publications.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related discipline, such as public policy or applied statistics, or a masters degree with at least five years relevant experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in macroeconomic forecasting, quantitative fiscal policy analysis, or macroeconomic consulting. Excellent quantitative, writing, and interpersonal skills are essentialincluding the ability to communicate technical material clearly to a variety of audiencesas are the ability to work independently and to complete projects under tight deadlines. Both junior- and senior-level candidates will be considered. Noncitizens should review the agencys citizenship requirements or contact careers@cbo.gov for help in determining eligibility.

Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive with comparable positions in the executive branch and will be commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, a brief writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers. Recent graduates should submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts and have letters of recommendation sent to careers@cbo.gov in place of the references. To ensure consideration, apply by November 22, 2016. Only complete applications will be considered.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Tier One Background Investigation.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related discipline, such as public policy or applied statistics, or a masters degree with at least five years relevant experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in macroeconomic forecasting, quantitative fiscal policy analysis, or macroeconomic consulting. Excellent quantitative, writing, and interpersonal skills are essentialincluding the ability to communicate technical material clearly to a variety of audiencesas are the ability to work independently and to complete projects under tight deadlines. Both junior- and senior-level candidates will be considered. Noncitizens should review the agencys citizenship requirements or contact careers@cbo.gov for help in determining eligibility.

    See Qualifications from above

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related discipline, such as public policy or applied statistics, or a masters degree with at least five years relevant experience.

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