Applied Microeconomist/Modeler (see How to Apply)
The Long-Term Analysis Unit carries out CBO's long-term modeling initiatives, providing the Congress with long-term projections of the federal budget under current law, as well as analyses of long-term trends and policy options in the areas of retirement, disability, and health care. Analysts in LTAU work closely with analysts in CBOs other divisions, including the Macroeconomic Analysis, Tax Analysis, and Budget Analysis Divisions. Members of the unit make important contributions to CBO's work, including its Long-Term Budget Outlook.
The successful candidate will contribute to the full range of the division's responsibilities. Those responsibilities include developing and maintaining CBOs long-term microsimulation model, constructing and improving models that underlie CBO's policy analyses, performing detailed analyses of proposed legislation, and preparing longer-term CBO studies and shorter-term memoranda and testimonies.
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BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR CLEARANCE
AGENCY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline or a masters degree in one of those fields plus three years of equivalent experience. They must also have strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language, and strong interest in the development of microsimulation models and in fiscal policy.
Applicants also should be able to initiate and complete research projects both independently and with a team, be able to clearly present their work orally and in writing to nontechnical audiences, and want to work on issues of current or potential legislative interest to the Congress. Noncitizens of the United States should review the agencys Citizenship Requirements or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in determining eligibility.
Candidates must have passed or be able to pass a Tier 2 (Public Trust) investigation, which includes a credit check. A higher security clearance may be accepted instead.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline or a masters degree in one of those fields plus three years of equivalent experience.
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 at www.cbo.gov/careers (not USAJobs). Although there is no deadline, we may close this position when we have received applications from a sufficient number of qualified candidates.