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    DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers by close of business 11/22/17 to ensure consideration.

    The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic, policy, and budgetary analysis to the Congress. The Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division (HRLD) is seeking a health economist to contribute to a variety of projects, analyses, and modeling.
    HRLDs recently completed work includes multiple analyses of the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on insurance coverage and federal health care spending, analyses of the effects on coverage and spending if the ACAs provisions were changed, long-term projections of spending in federal health care programs, and a study of how a premium support system for Medicare might be designed. Ongoing work includes further analyses related to the ACA and studies on a broad range of topics, such as factors affecting the supply and prices of medical care. The successful candidate will contribute to developing new studies and to designing and improving the state-of-the-art analytical models that underlie them.

    Qualifications
    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline, or a masters degree in economics or a related discipline along with at least three years of equivalent experience. In addition, applicants should have some experience in health policy analysis, either as a student or through employment. They should have strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language, and a strong interest in the development of microsimulation models. Applicants also 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. Noncitizens of the United States should review the agencys Citizenship Requirements or contact careers@cbo.gov for assistance in determining eligibility.

    Salary and Benefits
    The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.

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    Responsibilities

    The Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division (HRLD) is seeking a health economist to contribute to a variety of projects, analyses, and modeling. HRLDs recently completed work includes multiple analyses of the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on insurance coverage and federal health care spending, analyses of the effects on coverage and spending if the ACAs provisions were changed, long-term projections of spending in federal health care programs, and a study of how a premium support system for Medicare might be designed. Ongoing work includes further analyses related to the ACA and studies on a broad range of topics, such as factors affecting the supply and prices of medical care. The successful candidate will contribute to developing new studies and to designing and improving the state-of-the-art analytical models that underlie them. Analysts are also encouraged to turn projects and independent research into CBO working papers and outside publications.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    0

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All groups of qualified individuals

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • US citizens and permanent residents of the US seeking citizenship eligible.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Job filled by alternative hiring process not in the competitive service.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline, or a masters degree in economics or a related discipline along with at least three years of equivalent experience. In addition, applicants should have some experience in health policy analysis, either as a student or through employment. They should have strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language, and a strong interest in the development of microsimulation models. Applicants also 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. Noncitizens of the United States should review the agencys Citizenship Requirements or contact careers@cbo.gov for assistance in determining eligibility.

    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    See Qualifications above

    Education

    EDUCATION:

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline, or a masters degree in economics or a related discipline along with at least three years of equivalent experience.

    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

    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.

    This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended. The following categories of people may be eligible for preference in the hiring process: veterans who have separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after serving on active duty in the armed forces during a war, in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or during particular defined periods; disabled veterans; and the mother, spouse, or unmarried widow or widower of certain veterans.

    To claim this preference, an applicant must identify himself or herself as eligible for veterans' preference in the Self-Identification for Veterans' Preference section of the application and must complete and submit CBO's Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form to veoa@cbo.gov (or by fax to 202-225-7539) within two weeks of applying or no later than the deadline specified for positions with deadlines. Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to careers@cbo.gov.

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    Security clearance

    Q - Sensitive

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    Required Documents

    Please submit a cover letter, résumé, a brief writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers. In addition, please submit a sample of computer code that addresses a common programming problem such as a merge, a query that restricts a data set to certain groups, code that generates reports or visual output, or code that uses macros. The code submitted should be no more than 100 to 200 lines. 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. To ensure consideration, apply by December 8, 2017. Only complete applications will 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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    See https://www.cbo.gov/about/careers/benefits.
    Health/Dental/Vision
    Flexible Spending Accounts
    Retirement Benefits
    Life Insurance
    Transit Subsidies
    Long-Term Care Insurance
    Annual/Sick Leave
    Holidays

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers by close of business November 22, 2017, to ensure consideration.

    Please submit a cover letter, résumé, a brief writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers. In addition, please submit a sample of computer code that addresses a common programming problem.

    Agency contact information

    CBO Human Resources

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    Congressional Budget Office
    2nd & D St SW Ford House Office Bldg
    Washington, Dist of Columbia
    US
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    Next steps

    You will receive an email confirming that you have applied to the position. Once your position is reviewed, it will be forwarded to the hiring division if you are qualified. If you don't meet qualifications, you will be informed by email and your application will not be considered further. All qualified candidates will be informed by email when the position has been filled.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481816500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.