Public and Private Mandates Analyst (May close any time after 10/25/17)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 20, 2017
Closes
Oct 28, 2017
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers by close of business October 25, 2017, to ensure consideration.

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO's Budget Analysis Division seeks an analyst for its Public and Private Mandates Unit to help CBO carry out its responsibilities under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. The analysts primary duties include the following:

Write clear and concise estimates of the impact of federal legislation on the budgets of state, local, and tribal governments and on private-sector entities, including businesses and individuals;
Respond to inquiries from the Congress;
Support the production of CBO's cost estimates and publications in other areas, as needed; and
Track the production of cost estimates and mandate statements.

CBO's estimates of the costs of federal mandates provide the Congress with important information as it considers proposed legislation. The Public and Private Mandates Unit works closely with Congressional staff; industry and business groups; and representatives of state, local, and tribal governments. The analysts portfolio will be determined at the time of hiring and could encompass a variety of program areas, such as income security and labor, justice, homeland security, general government and administration, and veterans benefits.

Qualifications
Candidates must have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or a similar degree in a related field. Candidates must demonstrate strong quantitative and research skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing, to accurately interpret and analyze legislative proposals, and to work well under tight deadlines. Familiarity with industry or regulatory analysis, state and local finance, and the legislative process is desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required; experience with SharePoint and Access (or other database systems) is desirable.

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

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

    Candidates must have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or a similar degree in a related field. Candidates must demonstrate strong quantitative and research skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing, to accurately interpret and analyze legislative proposals, and to work well under tight deadlines. Familiarity with industry or regulatory analysis, state and local finance, and the legislative process is desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required; experience with SharePoint and Access (or other database systems) is desirable.

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    Candidates must have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or a similar degree in a related field.

    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.

    This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended. The following categories of people may be eligible for preference in the hiring process: veterans who have separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after serving on active duty in the armed forces during a war, in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or during particular defined periods; disabled veterans; and the mother, spouse, or unmarried widow or widower of certain veterans.

    To claim this preference, an applicant must identify himself or herself as eligible for veterans' preference in the Self-Identification for Veterans' Preference section of the application and must complete and submit CBO's Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form to veoa@cbo.gov (or by fax to 202-225-7539) within two weeks of applying or no later than the deadline specified for positions with deadlines. Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to careers@cbo.gov.

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