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    DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers by close of business 12/8/17, to ensure consideration.

    The Macroeconomic Analysis Division is seeking a macroeconomist with a broad range of interests, including fiscal policy and public finance. The division assesses the macroeconomic effects of federal fiscal policy over the short and long runs, analyzes emerging developments in the economy, and prepares a semiannual economic forecast. The position involves analyzing similar issues, writing CBO reports describing the analyses, and carrying out original economic research.

    The successful candidate will contribute to the full range of the division's responsibilities. Those include constructing and improving cutting-edge models that underlie CBOs policy analyses, preparing longer-term studies, and assessing the dynamic effects of specific pieces of legislation (sometimes called dynamic scoring). Also, the successful candidate will be encouraged to turn CBO projects and independent research into CBO working papers and outside publications.

    Qualifications
    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related discipline, such as public policy or applied statistics, or a masters degree with at least five years relevant experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in macroeconomic modeling, forecasting, or consulting, especially with quantitative fiscal policy analysis. Excellent quantitative, writing, and interpersonal skills are essentialincluding the ability to communicate technical material clearly to a variety of audiencesas are the ability to work independently and to complete projects under tight deadlines. Both junior- and senior-level candidates will be considered. Noncitizens should review the agencys citizenship requirements or contact careers@cbo.gov for help 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 successful candidate will contribute to the full range of the division's responsibilities. Those include constructing and improving cutting-edge models that underlie CBOs policy analyses, preparing longer-term studies, and assessing the dynamic effects of specific pieces of legislation (sometimes called dynamic scoring). Also, the successful candidate will be encouraged to turn CBO projects and independent research into CBO working papers and outside publications.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    0

    Who May Apply

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    All groups of qualified individuals

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