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This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Health Division. The Health Division is responsible for the review of policy, budget, legislative, and management issues related to Medicare, Medicaid, private health market reforms, and a wide variety of public health and health research programs operated under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Health Division manages more than one-fourth of the Federal budget.
The Economist will work within the Health Insurance, Data, and Analysis Branch, but will work across the health division on research and analysis of health issues in the areas of private insurance markets, Medicare, Medicaid, and public health.
As an ECONOMIST, GS-0110-13/14, your typical work assignments may include the following:
- Work with the data analysis team to analyze and research the effectiveness, benefits and costs of health policies and programs; develop cost and programmatic estimations; design and conduct analyses of large data sets; assess and measure the effectiveness, benefits and costs of public policies, programs and proposals related to health.
- Update and utilize the Health Division's microsimulation model to help assess impacts of policy changes and answer questions about impacts on health insurance coverage and premiums.
- Research and review current economic and technical literature for concepts, conclusions, and data; develop datasets containing information relevant to the study of the private insurance market and other Federal health programs.
- Review legislation, testimony, and speeches for delivery by Administration officials. Review analyses and publications from the National Economic Council (NEC), the Council for Economic Advisors (CEA) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
- Work with staff and policymakers throughout OMB and other Federal agencies.
- Take initiative, establish and maintain cooperative relationships, work under pressure, and exercise professional judgment.
- Responsibility will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progresses.
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