Education Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 15, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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CBOs Budget Analysis Division seeks an analyst to work in its Finance, Housing, and Education Cost Estimates Unit, which prepares multiyear budget projections and cost estimates for legislative proposals related to education, housing, commerce and banking, community and regional development, and administration of justice programs.
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Responsibilities

CBOs Budget Analysis Division seeks an analyst to work in its Finance, Housing, and Education Cost Estimates Unit, which prepares multiyear budget projections and cost estimates for legislative proposals related to education, housing, commerce and banking, community and regional development, and administration of justice programs. The analysts portfolio will include elementary, secondary, and certain postsecondary education programs administered by the Department of Education, including the Federal Pell Grant Program and will involve close work with the analyst responsible for the federal student loan program and other postsecondary education programs. The Congress relies on CBOs work to prepare its annual budget plans, review the Presidents budgetary proposals, and evaluate the budgetary effects of legislation. CBOs analysts work closely with Congressional staff and agency officials; they have wide-ranging responsibilities and often contribute significantly to the legislative and budget process.

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 Two Background Investigation

Qualifications

You must have two years 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 graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or closely related field with at least 2 years' experience or a bachelors degree and at least 4 years experience. Experience analyzing education programs or developing budget estimates is strongly preferred.
The position requires the following:
The ability to accurately interpret and analyze legislative proposals;
A strong quantitative orientation, including proficiency with Excel and experience with statistical softwarepreferably SASor a programming language;
Strong oral and written communication skills, especially the ability to explain complex material clearly and concisely to colleagues, Congressional staff, Members of Congress, and the public;
The ability to work on several analytical problems simultaneously and to independently complete projects under tight deadlines; and
Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 2 (Public Trust) investigation.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or closely related field with at least 2 years' experience or a bachelors degree and at least 4 years experience. Experience analyzing education programs or developing budget estimates is strongly preferred. The position requires the following: The ability to accurately interpret and analyze legislative proposals; A strong quantitative orientation, including proficiency with Excel and experience with statistical softwarepreferably SASor a programming language; Strong oral and written communication skills, especially the ability to explain complex material clearly and concisely to colleagues, Congressional staff, Members of Congress, and the public; The ability to work on several analytical problems simultaneously and to independently complete projects under tight deadlines; and Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 2 (Public Trust) investigation.

Education

EDUCATION:

Specialized Education
Applicants must have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or closely related field with at least 2 years' experience or a bachelors degree and at least 4 years experience. Experience analyzing education programs or developing budget estimates is strongly preferred.

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

APPLY AT www.cbo.gov/careers
Submit a cover letter, a one- to two-page résumé, a brief writing sample, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers . Recent graduates must submit unofficial copies of academic transcripts. To ensure consideration, apply by October 24, 2021; 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.

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