Assistant Analyst - Multiple Positions
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Tier One Background InvestigationCandidates for this position must have the following:
A bachelors degree in economics or a related discipline by June 2019.
A strong academic background in economics, mathematics, statistics, finance, computer science, or a related field with economics coursework.
Strong quantitative skills and experience with statistical analysis.
Demonstrated proficiency with at least one statistical software package or programming language (such as Python, MATLAB, Stata, R, or SAS).
Experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office products.
Attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills, perseverance, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and a desire to work on issues of current interest to the Congress.
The following divisions at CBO are seeking assistant analysts:
The Macroeconomic Analysis Division conducts analysis of current economic conditions, develops CBOs economic forecast, and analyzes the economic effects of fiscal policy. Assistant analysts prepare materials for CBOs publications, maintain the divisions databases, and assist with data collection and economic analysis for the divisions projects.
The Budget Analysis Division develops projections of federal spending and estimates the budgetary impact of proposed legislation. Assistant analysts work independently and often within short timeframes, obtaining appropriate data to address policy questions and preparing analyses to meet the needs of Congressional committees.
The Microeconomic Studies Division analyzes the budgetary and economic effects of federal policies covering a wide variety of issues, including education and income security; public infrastructure; research and development; and energy, natural resources, climate, and the environment. Assistant analysts work in concert with the divisions economists to address related policy questions.
The Tax Analysis Division projects future federal revenues using economic models and microsimulation techniques, analyzes the distribution of federal taxes and spending, and examines how possible changes in tax law would affect the behavior of taxpayers and the overall economy. Assistant analysts develop baseline estimates of certain revenue sources, estimate the effects of selected legislative proposals on revenues, and assist with other analyses within the division.
The Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division produces reports on a range of policy issues that include Medicare, Medicaid, subsidies provided through health insurance exchanges, and Social Security; the division also plays a key role in CBOs estimates of the costs of certain proposed changes to health care programs. Assistant analysts work with the divisions economists on the development and maintenance of CBOs Health Insurance Simulation Model, which is used for projecting health insurance coverage for the U.S. population.
See Qualifications above
This is an entry-level position for a period not to exceed three yearsideal for those interested in substantive work experience before attending graduate school. The position is only for candidates who have or are completing a bachelors degree; it is not for those who are have or are completing a masters degree.
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.
DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS. APPLY AT www.cbo.gov/careers
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 February 15, 2019 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.
This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended. Or if no room, Covered by VEOA.