Job Title:Health Analyst
Agency:Congressional Budget Office
Job Announcement Number:14-08
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to
Tuesday, January 28, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|All groups of qualified individuals|
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 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. The Budget Analysis Division seeks an analyst who will focus primarily on health programs operating through private markets for health insurance. Examples of those programs include coverage provided through health insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act and the Federal Employees Health Benefits program.
- BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR CLEARANCE
DUTIES:Back to top
CBO's health analysts work closely with key Congressional staff on the development of federal health care policy. They prepare multiyear spending projections for federal health programs, analyze the Administration¿s budget proposals, and prepare cost estimates for legislation being considered by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Legislation may encompass a wide range of initiatives affecting the financing or delivery of health care services, including proposals to modify benefits in federal programs operating through private markets for health insurance, or to change the terms of federal regulation of health insurance coverage or of federal assistance to pay for such coverage.
The Congress relies on such analyses to prepare its annual budget plan, evaluate the President's budget proposals, and measure the potential budgetary impact of policy proposals. Individual CBO analysts have wide-ranging responsibilities and often play a significant role in the legislative and budget process.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants should have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, public health, economics, or a related field. This position requires an individual with strong skills in quantitative methods, an interest in health policy, and:
- Ability to develop and maintain microsimulation and spreadsheet models for analysis of health policies;
- Ability to clearly explain and defend analytic results orally and in writing to colleagues, Congressional staff, Members of Congress, and the public;
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, frequently under tight deadlines; and
- Desire to make a direct contribution to the development of health policy in a nonpartisan setting.
Recent experience in policy analysis is required, and a familiarity with SAS data analysis software in that context is highly desirable. Knowledge of health care financing issues, familiarity with private insurance markets and federal health programs, as well as experience using SAS to work with survey data or other large data sets to analyze health policy are strongly preferred.
Applicants should have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, public health, economics, or a related field.
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:Back to top
Flexible Spending Accounts
Long Term Care Insurance
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. Position is open until filled - there is no hard deadline for this position.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS - Please submit a cover letter, résumé, salary history, brief writing sample, and contact information for three (3) references online at www.cbo.gov/careers. Recent graduates should submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts. Only complete applications will be considered. Position is open until filled. This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.
submit a cover letter, résumé, salary history, brief writing sample, and contact information for three (3) references. Recent graduates should submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts.
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.