Analysts - Income Security or Labor
Analysts will work in CBO's Income Security and Education Cost Estimates Unit, which is responsible for preparing multiyear budget projections and producing cost estimates for legislative proposals related to education, income security, social security, nutrition, and housing programs. Much of the work needs to be done quickly in response to the needs of Congressional committees. One analyst will be responsible for program areas that include unemployment insurance, pension insurance, and other labor-related issues; the other will cover the Supplemental Security Income program, nutrition programs, and other programs serving low-income families.
The Congress relies on CBOs work to prepare its annual budget plans, review the Presidents budgetary proposals, and evaluate the budgetary effects of legislation. CBOs analysts work closely with Congressional staff and agency officials; they have wide-ranging responsibilities and play a significant role in the legislative and budget process.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR CLEARANCE
The candidate selected to work on the social security program must have had or be able to obtain a favorable adjudication of a Tier Two background investigation, which includes a credit check.
Experience analyzing or working on labor, social insurance, or low-income issues is strongly preferred.
The positions require a strong quantitative orientation, the ability to handle several analytic issues simultaneously, and the ability to independently complete written projects under tight deadlines. Strong oral and written communications skills are required, especially the ability to communicate complex material clearly and concisely to colleagues, Congressional staff, Members of Congress, and the public.
Candidates for these positions must have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or a closely related field and must be able to accurately interpret and analyze legislative proposals. Proficiency using Excel is required; experience with statistical software or a programming language is also required (preferably SAS, though similar software is acceptable).
Proficiency using Excel is required; experience with statistical software or a programming language is also required (preferably SAS, though similar software is acceptable).
Candidates for these positions must have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or a closely related field and must be able to accurately interpret and analyze legislative proposals
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.Read more
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.
NOTE: To ensure consideration you must submit a complete application by October 2, 2017 at www.cbo.gov/careers (not USAJobs). Although we may continue to accept applications beyond that date, we are only ensuring that those who submitted by the deadline above will be considered. Should the hiring division wish to review candidates who applied after that date, we will then process those applications to determine if they are qualified and should be forwarded for management review.