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Job Title:Programmer/Analyst

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Congressional Budget Office

Job Announcement Number:14-04

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$85,000.00 to $140,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, September 30, 2013 to Monday, March 17, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0110/0301/1412/1529/1550-11/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

0

DUTY LOCATIONS:

0 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION THROUGH CBO'S ONLINE APPLICATION AT www.cbo.gov/careers. CBO DOES NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS THROUGH USAJOBS.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress.

The Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division is seeking a Programmer/Analyst to work with senior economists on a range of specific projects.

The division provides the Congress with analyses in the areas of health, disability, and retirement and leads CBO¿s long-term modeling initiatives. Recently, the division has estimated the effects of the Affordable Care Act on insurance coverage and federal health care spending, analyzed the impact of an increase in the excise tax on tobacco for health and the federal budget, determined the offsetting effects of prescription drug use on Medicare¿s spending for medical services, assessed policy options for the Social Security Disability Insurance program, and analyzed the long-term outlook for the federal budget.

Responsibilities include: assembling databases, performing analyses using large micro-data files, modeling proposed changes in federal programs and policies, and developing and updating microsimulation models in collaboration with researchers. Commonly used databases include the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, the Health and Retirement Study, the Current Population Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, the Survey of Income and Program Participation, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, and Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and claims files.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division is seeking a Programmer/Analyst to work with senior economists on a range of specific projects.

    The division provides the Congress with analyses in the areas of health, disability, and retirement and leads CBO's long-term modeling initiatives. Recently, the division has estimated the effects of the Affordable Care Act on insurance coverage and federal health care spending, analyzed the impact of an increase in the excise tax on tobacco for health and the federal budget, determined the offsetting effects of prescription drug use on Medicare¿s spending for medical services, assessed policy options for the Social Security Disability Insurance program, and analyzed the long-term outlook for the federal budget.

    Responsibilities include: assembling databases, performing analyses using large micro-data files, modeling proposed changes in federal programs and policies, and developing and updating microsimulation models in collaboration with researchers. Commonly used databases include the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, the Health and Retirement Study, the Current Population Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, the Survey of Income and Program Participation, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, and Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and claims files.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    The position requires a person with at least a bachelor's degree who is proficient in SAS. Experience with STATA is also desirable. At a minimum, applicants should have 3 years of prior programming experience using both survey and administrative data sets, including at least some of those listed above. Candidates without experience using Medicare/Medicaid datasets must have experience using several survey data sets. They should also have statistical computing skills, experience working as part of a research team, and a strong interest in federal policies and programs related to health care and income security. Prior experience with microsimulation modeling would be beneficial.
    The position requires a person with at least a bachelor¿s degree who is proficient in SAS. Experience with STATA is also desirable. At a minimum, applicants should have 3 years of prior programming experience using both survey and administrative data sets, including at least some of those listed above. They should also have statistical computing skills, experience working as part of a research team, and a strong interest in federal policies and programs related to health care and income security. Prior experience with microsimulation modeling would be beneficial.


    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR CLEARANCE

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Documents submitted will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Those who do not meet minimum qualifications will be informed and not considered further. Those who meet minimum qualifications will be referred to the hiring division for further consideration.


    BENEFITS:

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    Health/Dental/Vision Benefits
    Annual Leave/Sick Leave
    Holidays
    Retirement
    Flexible Spending Accounts
    Transit Subsidies
    Life Insurance
    Long-Term Care Insurance

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    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and contact information for three (3) references online at www.cbo.gov/careers. Do not apply through USAJobs. Recent graduates should submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts. This position is governed by the Veterans Employment in Opportunity Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Cover letter, resume, salary history, and contact information for three (3) references. Recent graduates should submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts.

    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:

    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 meet minimum qualifications. If you don't meet minimum 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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    Job Announcement Number:

    14-04

    Control Number:

    352766900