Chief Cost Estimates Unit for Credit, Financial Regulation, Housing, and Education

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 27, 2021
Closes
Aug 05, 2021
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Congressional Budget Office, named Best Small Agency to Work for in the Federal Government in 2020 provides nonpartisan economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBOs Budget Analysis Division seeks a manager to direct a new unit that will handle credit, financial regulation, housing, and education issues. The unit will prepare cost estimates and budget projections for legislation affecting several functional areas of the federal budget.
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Responsibilities

The Congressional Budget Office, named Best Small Agency to Work for in the Federal Government in 2020 provides nonpartisan economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBOs Budget Analysis Division seeks a manager to direct a new unit that will handle credit, financial regulation, housing, and education issues. The unit will prepare cost estimates and budget projections for legislation affecting several functional areas of the federal budget, including the following: Commerce, housing, and housing credit programs; Regulatory and banking programs; Administration of justice; Community and regional development; and Federal education programs, including student loans and grants The unit also regularly communicates with and provides assistance to Congressional committees with jurisdiction over the relevant programs. CBO is looking for a leader to manage and motivate a highly skilled staff of nine analysts, help them develop professionally, and encourage collaboration within and outside the organization. The unit chief will organize, supervise, and evaluate the groups work to ensure high-quality, nonpartisan analyses and estimates, often within tight deadlines; and coordinate the groups preparation of 10year baseline spending projections and annual analyses of the Presidents budgetary proposals.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
0

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US citizenship or current permanent residents seeking citizenship


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tier Two 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. Typically we would find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.
Candidates must have a least 5 years of relevant work experience and a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or related field; or at least 10 years of relevant work experience and a bachelors degree on one of those fields. Candidates also must have excellent analytical skills. A thorough knowledge of the federal budget processincluding a sound understanding of the various budget lawsis essential, as is the ability to successfully interact with other CBO staff members, Congressional staff, and staff at the Office of Management and Budget. Attention to detail and the ability to articulate complex material clearly and concisely orally and in writing (and to guide analysts to do the same) also are crucial to the position. Demonstrated leadership ability and experience managing people or projects is required, as is the ability to manage a variety of work products in a complex, fast-paced, and constantly evolving legislative environment. Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 2 (Public Trust) investigation.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must have a least 5 years of relevant work experience and a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or related field; or at least 10 years of relevant work experience and a bachelors degree on one of those fields. Candidates also must have excellent analytical skills. A thorough knowledge of the federal budget processincluding a sound understanding of the various budget lawsis essential, as is the ability to successfully interact with other CBO staff members, Congressional staff, and staff at the Office of Management and Budget. Attention to detail and the ability to articulate complex material clearly and concisely orally and in writing (and to guide analysts to do the same) also are crucial to the position. Demonstrated leadership ability and experience managing people or projects is required, as is the ability to manage a variety of work products in a complex, fast-paced, and constantly evolving legislative environment. Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 2 (Public Trust) investigation.

Education

EDUCATION:

Specialized Education
Candidates must have a least 5 years of relevant work experience and a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or related field; or at least 10 years of relevant work experience and a bachelors degree on one of those fields.

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 brief résumé, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers. To ensure consideration, apply by Friday, August 6, 2021; only complete applications will be considered. Although this management position is not covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, veterans are encouraged to apply. CBO is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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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