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    Summary

    HRLDs recently completed work includes multiple analyses of how changes to the Affordable Care Act would affect insurance coverage and federal health care spending, an analysis of prices for and spending on specialty drugs, an analysis of the key design components and considerations for establishing a single-payer health care system, and long-term projections of spending in federal health care programs.

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    Responsibilities

    The Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division (HRLD) is seeking an experienced health economist to contribute to a variety of projects, analyses, and modeling on issues related to prescription drugs.
    HRLDs recently completed work includes multiple analyses of how changes to the Affordable Care Act would affect insurance coverage and federal health care spending, an analysis of prices for and spending on specialty drugs, an analysis of the key design components and considerations for establishing a single-payer health care system, and long-term projections of spending in federal health care programs. Ongoing work includes studies about prescription drugs, single-payer systems, the Medicare Advantage program, preventive health services, populations enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid, and factors affecting the prices of medical care. Analysts are also encouraged to turn projects and independent research into CBO working papers and outside publications. The successful candidate will help develop new studies about prescription drugs and will help design and improve the analytical models that underlie them.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    0

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    0110 Economist

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Excepted Service

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Tier One Background Investigation

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline and at least three years of postdoctoral experience. They should have prior experience analyzing Medicare Part D or other prescription drug programs, strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, and an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language. Substantial knowledge of the institutional details of the prescription drug market is highly desirable. Applicants should also 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.

    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline and at least three years of postdoctoral experience. They should have prior experience analyzing Medicare Part D or other prescription drug programs, strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, and an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language. Substantial knowledge of the institutional details of the prescription drug market is highly desirable. Applicants should also 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 the agencys citizenship requirements or contact careers@cbo.gov for assistance in determining eligibility.

    Education

    EDUCATION:

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline and at least three years of postdoctoral experience. They should have prior experience analyzing Medicare Part D or other prescription drug programs.

    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

    DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers.
    Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, a brief writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers. Although there is no deadline, this position may be closed when CBO has received a sufficient number of applications from qualified candidates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    NOTE: To ensure consideration you must submit a complete application to www.cbo.gov/careers (not USAJobs). Although we may continue to accept applications beyond that date, we are only ensuring that those who submitted by the deadline above will be considered. Should the hiring division wish to review candidates who applied after that date, we will then process those applications to determine if they are qualified and should be forwarded for management review.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers.
    Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, a brief writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers. Although there is no deadline, this position may be closed when CBO has received a sufficient number of applications from qualified candidates. 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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    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.

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    How to Apply

    DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers.
    Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, a brief writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers. Although there is no deadline, this position may be closed when CBO has received a sufficient number of applications from qualified candidates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Agency contact information

    Annita Gulati Cox

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    Congressional Budget Office
    2nd & D Streets SW
    Ford House Office Building
    Washington, Dist of Columbia 20515
    US
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    Next steps

    You will receive an email confirming that you have applied to the position. Once your application 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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