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Job Title:Assistant Analyst-Macroeconomic Analyst

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Congressional Budget Office

Job Announcement Number:13-13

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$37,000.00 to $43,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 04, 2013 to Monday, April 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0119-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term NTE 3 Years

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

YOU MUST APPLY AT WWW.CBO.GOV/CAREERS; NOT THROUGH USAJOBS OR AVUE. THERE IS NO CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION, IT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. CBO MAY BE AT ANY STATE OF RECRUITMENT WHEN YOU APPLY.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress.

The Macroeconomic Analysis Division is seeking candidates for an entry-level assistant analyst position for a period not to exceed three years, ideal for those interested in substantive work experience before attending graduate school. Although CBO prefers a candidate who is able to start soon, we may consider students who will graduate this summer.

The Macroeconomic Analysis Division analyzes the macroeconomic effects of federal fiscal policy, studies emerging developments in the economy, and prepares CBO's semi-annual economic forecast. In the past few years, the division has analyzed a wide range of issues, including policies to promote short-term and long-term economic growth, the effect of deficit reduction on the economy, the implications of changing demographics in the United States, and the macroeconomic effects of tax, Social Security, and Medicare reform.

Assistant analysts provide support to the division's 14 economists on a wide variety of topics. They assist in the development of the economic forecast and projections, prepare materials for CBO publications, maintain the division?s databases, and provide assistance with the data manipulation and analysis for projects such as: the impact of globalization of the labor share of income, the determinants of long-term economic growth, and the economic effects of fiscal policy.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    Assistant analysts provide support to the division’s 14 economists on a wide variety of topics. They assist in the development of the economic forecast and projections, prepare materials for CBO publications, maintain the division’s databases, and provide assistance with the data manipulation and analysis for projects such as: the impact of globalization of the labor share of income, the determinants of long-term economic growth, and the economic effects of fiscal policy.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    This position requires strong quantitative skills, the ability to work well with a number of senior staff members on current issues in public policy and to meet deadlines. Applicants should also be able to communicate technical material clearly, both orally and in writing.

    Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in economics or a related discipline. In addition, they should have good interpersonal skills, regular use of personal computers and a variety of software packages, and an interest in, and facility for, quantitative work. This position is only for those who have or are obtaining an undergraduate degree; it is not for those who currently have or will soon be obtaining a graduate degree.


    This position requires strong quantitative skills, the ability to work well with a number of senior staff members on current issues in public policy and to meet deadlines. Applicants should also be able to communicate technical material clearly, both orally and in writing.


    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR CLEARANCE

    OFFLINE APPLICATION-APPLY AT WWW.CBO.GOV/CAREERS

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Materials submitted wildl be reviewed to determine minimim requirements. Only candidates who have complete applications will be forwarded to the hiring division for further review.


    BENEFITS:

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    Annual and sick leave
    Health Benefits including dental and vision plans and federal spending accounts (FSA)
    Transit subsidy
    Life Insurance
    Long-term care insurance
    Retirement
    Holidays

    OTHER INFORMATION:



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Please submit a cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three (3) references online at www.cbo.gov/careers. Do not submit through USAJobs. Only complete applications will be forwarded to the hiring division. This position does not have a closing date and is open until filled. This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three (3) references.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Nancy Fahey
    Phone: 2022262628
    Email: careers@cbo.gov
    Agency Information:
    Congressional Budget Office
    2nd & D Streets, SW
    Washington, Dist of Columbia
    20515
    US

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Your materials will be reviewed. If you do not meet minimum qualifications you will receive an email. If you do, your application will be forwarded to the hiring division for further review. All qualified candidates will be informed of status when the position has been filled.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13-13

    Control Number:

    337103100