Health Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 11, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The Health Analysis Division (HAD) seeks a health economist to contribute to a variety of projects, analyses, and modeling. The economist will work closely with other CBO staff to prepare information, studies, and testimony for the Congress. Furthermore, CBOs economists are encouraged to describe both the agencys projects and their own research in CBO working papers and submissions to academic journals.

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Responsibilities

HADs recently completed work includes an analysis of the effects of changes in future revenues on prescription drug development, an analysis of the costs of proposals for illustrative single-payer health care systems, an analysis of the uninsured population, long-term projections of spending in federal health care programs, and a study of how a public option offered in nongroup health insurance markets might be designed. Ongoing work includes studies on a broad range of topics, such as factors affecting the supply of, demand for, and prices of medical services. The successful candidate will contribute to developing new studies and to designing and improving the state-of-the-art analytical models that underlie CBOs studies and cost estimates for proposed legislation.
Topics of analyses will shift over time, providing new opportunities to develop and contribute. The economist will produce research reports and manuscripts about issues affecting the federal government and interact with a large network of academic and industry specialists. The economist will also collaborate with analysts in CBOs Budget Analysis Division to develop cost estimates for legislation and baseline estimates of the cost of government programs.

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. Typically we would find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics, health economics, or a related discipline. In addition, applicants should have prior experience in health policy analysis, strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language, and an interest in the development of policy-relevant models. Applicants should 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 CBO's citizenship requirements or contact careers@cbo.gov for assistance in determining eligibility.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics, health economics, or a related discipline. In addition, applicants should have prior experience in health policy analysis, strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language, and an interest in the development of policy-relevant models. Applicants should 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 CBO's citizenship requirements or contact careers@cbo.gov for assistance in determining eligibility.

Education

EDUCATION:

Specialized Education
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics, health economics, or a related discipline. In addition, applicants should have prior experience in health policy analysis, strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language, and an interest in the development of policy-relevant 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

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