Veterans Programs Analyst (May close any time after COB 7/21/17)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 14, 2017
Closes
Aug 21, 2017
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers by July 21, 2017, to ensure consideration.

CBO's Budget Analysis Division seeks an analyst for its Defense, International Affairs, and Veterans' Affairs Cost Estimates Unit.

CBO's analysts have wide-ranging responsibilities and often contribute significantly to the legislative and budget process by preparing multiyear budget projections and cost estimates for legislation under consideration by the Congress. Their work requires extensive contact with agency officials, key Congressional staff, and other CBO staff.

The veterans' program analyst will work on a variety of programs, including disability compensation and pension benefits for veterans. That work will include evaluating population and medical data to identify probable trends in spending on veterans' income security programs. Past work has included analyzing the cost of providing benefits to Persian Gulf War veterans with unknown illnesses and to veterans who have developed diseases believed to be associated with Agent Orange exposure.

The Congress relies on CBO's analyses to prepare its annual budget plan, evaluate the President's budget proposals, and measure the potential budgetary consequences of policy proposals.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a graduate degree in public administration, public policy, economics, or another quantitative discipline, or a bachelor's degree and at least five years of relevant experience with veterans' or defense programs. This position requires the following:
-Strong skills in quantitative methods;
-Resourcefulness in investigating unfamiliar issues; and
-The ability to clearly explain and defend analytical results orally and in writing to colleagues, Congressional staff, Members of Congress, and the public.

Some experience with budget formulation and execution, policy development, and major procurement programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense is useful. U.S. citizenship is required, as is the ability to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.

Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with education and related experience. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance
  • Applicants must have a graduate degree in public administration, public policy, economics, or another quantitative discipline, or a bachelor's degree and at least five years of relevant experience with veterans' or defense programs. This position requires the following:

    -Strong skills in quantitative methods;
    -Resourcefulness in investigating unfamiliar issues; and
    -The ability to clearly explain and defend analytical results orally and in writing to colleagues, Congressional staff, Members of Congress, and the public.

    Some experience with budget formulation and execution, policy development, and major procurement programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense is useful. U.S. citizenship is required, as is the ability to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.

    See Qualifications above

    Applicants must have a graduate degree in public administration, public policy, economics, or another quantitative discipline, or a bachelor's degree and at least five years of relevant experience with veterans' or defense programs.

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

    Top Secret


    DUTIES:

    The veterans' program analyst will work on a variety of programs, including disability compensation and pension benefits for veterans. That work will include evaluating population and medical data to identify probable trends in spending on veterans' income security programs. Past work has included analyzing the cost of providing benefits to Persian Gulf War veterans with unknown illnesses and to veterans who have developed diseases believed to be associated with Agent Orange exposure.