Experienced Health Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 15, 2019
Closes
Aug 22, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

HRLDs recently completed work includes multiple analyses of how changes to the Affordable Care Act would affect insurance coverage and federal health care spending, an analysis of prices for and spending on specialty drugs, an analysis of the key design components and considerations for establishing a single-payer health care system, and long-term projections of spending in federal health care programs.
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Responsibilities

The Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division (HRLD) is seeking an experienced health economist to contribute to a variety of projects, analyses, and modeling on issues related to prescription drugs.
HRLDs recently completed work includes multiple analyses of how changes to the Affordable Care Act would affect insurance coverage and federal health care spending, an analysis of prices for and spending on specialty drugs, an analysis of the key design components and considerations for establishing a single-payer health care system, and long-term projections of spending in federal health care programs. Ongoing work includes studies about prescription drugs, single-payer systems, the Medicare Advantage program, preventive health services, populations enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid, and factors affecting the prices of medical care. Analysts are also encouraged to turn projects and independent research into CBO working papers and outside publications. The successful candidate will help develop new studies about prescription drugs and will help design and improve the analytical models that underlie them.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
0

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Excepted Service


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tier One Background Investigation

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline and at least three years of postdoctoral experience. They should have prior experience analyzing Medicare Part D or other prescription drug programs, strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, and an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language. Substantial knowledge of the institutional details of the prescription drug market is highly desirable. Applicants should also 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.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline and at least three years of postdoctoral experience. They should have prior experience analyzing Medicare Part D or other prescription drug programs, strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, and an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language. Substantial knowledge of the institutional details of the prescription drug market is highly desirable. Applicants should also 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.
People who are not citizens of the United States should review the agencys citizenship requirements or contact careers@cbo.gov for assistance in determining eligibility.

Education

EDUCATION:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline and at least three years of postdoctoral experience. They should have prior experience analyzing Medicare Part D or other prescription drug programs.

Additional information

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

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers.
Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, a brief writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers. Although there is no deadline, this position may be closed when CBO has received a sufficient number of applications from qualified candidates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

NOTE: To ensure consideration you must submit a complete application to 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers.
Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, a brief writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers. Although there is no deadline, this position may be closed when CBO has received a sufficient number of applications from qualified candidates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.