Macroeconomist

6 days left

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 28, 2017
Closes
May 31, 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. To ensure consideration, apply by May 31, 2017.

The Macroeconomic Analysis Division is seeking a macroeconomist with a broad range of interests, including fiscal policy and public finance. The division assesses the macroeconomic effects of federal fiscal policy over the short and long runs, analyzes emerging developments in the economy, and prepares a semiannual economic forecast. The divisions portfolio of analysis covers a wide range of issues, including these over the past several years: the effects of federal investment on private-sector productivity, the effects of immigration reform on the economy, the effects of changes in the global economy and international trade, and the economic effects of health care reform. The position involves analyzing similar issues, writing CBO reports describing the analyses, and carrying out original economic research.

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 using general equilibrium models to analyze quantitative fiscal policy. 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 the ability to complete projects under tight deadlines. Both junior- and senior-level candidates will be considered.

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 graduate transcripts and have letters of recommendation sent to careers@cbo.gov in place of the references. To ensure consideration, apply by May 31, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered. This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act,


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 using general equilibrium models to analyze quantitative fiscal policy. 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 the ability 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 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.

    Job filled by alternative hiring process not in the competitive service.

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