Macroeconomist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 25, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Macroeconomic Analysis Division is seeking a macroeconomist with a broad range of interests, including fiscal policy, public finance, and macroeconomic forecasting. The division assesses the macroeconomic effects of federal fiscal policy over the short and long runs, analyzes emerging developments in the economy, and prepares a semiannual economic forecast.
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Responsibilities

The Macroeconomic Analysis Division is seeking a macroeconomist with a broad range of interests, including fiscal policy, public finance, and macroeconomic forecasting. The division assesses the macroeconomic effects of federal fiscal policy over the short and long runs, analyzes emerging developments in the economy, and prepares a semiannual economic forecast. The divisions portfolio of analysis covers a wide range of issues, including fiscal and monetary policy, international trade policies, immigration reform, and health care reform. The position involves analyzing such issues, writing reports describing the analyses, and carrying out original economic research. The successful candidate will contribute to the full range of the divisions responsibilities, which include constructing and improving cutting-edge models that underlie CBOs policy analyses, preparing longer-term studies, and assessing the economic effects of specific pieces of legislation. Staff members are encouraged to participate actively in policy research that is related to CBOs mission by presenting papers at conferences, publishing them as CBO working papers, and writing articles for professional journals.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
0

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or current permanent residents seeking citizenship


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tier One Background Investigation

Qualifications

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related discipline, such as public policy or applied statistics, or a masters degree with at least five years of relevant experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in using macroeconometric and general equilibrium models. Excellent quantitative, writing, and interpersonal skills are essentialincluding the ability to communicate technical material clearly to a variety of audiencesas are the ability to work independently and the ability to complete projects under tight deadlines. Both junior- and senior-level candidates will be considered.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related discipline, such as public policy or applied statistics, or a masters degree with at least five years of relevant experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in using macroeconometric and general equilibrium models. Excellent quantitative, writing, and interpersonal skills are essentialincluding the ability to communicate technical material clearly to a variety of audiencesas are the ability to work independently and the ability to complete projects under tight deadlines. Both junior- and senior-level candidates will be considered.

Education

EDUCATION:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related discipline, such as public policy or applied statistics, or a masters degree with at least five years of relevant experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in using macroeconometric and general equilibrium models.

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.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Submit a cover letter, a résumé, a brief writing sample, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers . Ph.D. candidates and recent graduates must submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts and have letters of recommendation sent to careers@cbo.gov in place of references.

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.

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