Analyst - Scorekeeping

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 18, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The analyst will work in CBO's Scorekeeping Unit, which is primarily responsible for preparing cost estimates for 12 annual appropriation bills at each stage of House and Senate action.
The analyst will be responsible for two of those appropriation bills, to be determined at the time of hiring. The analyst will coordinate estimates, collaborating closely with others in the division, and will present analyses to key Congressional staff members of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Committees on Appropriations, authorizing committees, and staff working for individual Members of Congress. The analyst also will review proposals in the President's annual budget, assist in preparing the baseline budgetary projections that CBO supplies to the Congress three times each year, work with other analysts to determine the effects of authorizing proposals on subsequent appropriation legislation, and contribute to an annual report, Expired and Expiring Authorizations of Appropriations.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR CLEARANCE - Tier One AGENCY SPECIFIC
  • Excepted Service

    This position requires strong organizational and analytical skills and close attention to detail. Very strong communication and interpersonal skillsespecially the ability to communicate complex material clearly and concisely to colleagues and Congressional staffare required. Because the pace of the work (which is closely tied to the flow of legislative activity in the Congress) can be fast, the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously, frequently under tight deadlines, is essential. The ideal candidate will be motivated to independently research relevant policy and procedural issues and able to conduct complex analyses in collaboration with colleagues.

    Candidates must have a graduate degree in public policy, public affairs or administration, or a related field (or a bachelors degree and at least two years of relevant federal budget experience). Familiarity with the federal budget process and Congressional proceduresincluding scorekeeping guidelines and budget lawsis preferred.

    Candidates must have a graduate degree in public policy, public affairs or administration, or a related field (or a bachelors degree and at least two years of relevant federal budget experience).

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

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination. Those who aren't qualified will be informed and not considered further. Others will be referred to the hiring division for further consideration.

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