Analyst for Tax and Revenue Policy

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Description
 
CBO’s Tax Analysis Division is seeking an analyst with an interest in tax research to join its revenue-estimating staff. The Tax Analysis Division is responsible for forecasting federal revenues as part of CBO’s baseline budget projections. It is also responsible for providing the Congress with analysis and evaluation of the effects of past and proposed changes to federal tax policies.
 
The analyst will develop quantitative models to use in those efforts. The analyst will also conduct empirical research on federal tax policy, undertaking short-term analyses of current legislative proposals and preparing studies for CBO. The position requires facility with quantitative work, including economic modeling and budget tracking, and it involves regular contact with staff members in the legislative and executive branches. 
 
Qualifications

The successful candidate must have an advanced degree in economics, public policy, or a related field; a strong background in economics; quantitative analytical experience in economics, tax policy, or a closely related field; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to initiate and complete projects independently and as a team member; and a desire to work on issues of current and potential legislative interest to the Congress. Prior experience in tax policy is preferred but not required.

Candidate must have passed, or be able to pass, a Tier 2 (public trust) investigation, which includes a credit check. A higher-level security clearance may be accepted instead.

Salary and Benefits
Salaries are competitive with those at other organizations and will be commensurate with education and related experience. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.
 
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, a  salary history, a brief writing sample, an unofficial copy of academic transcripts, and contact information for three references . Only complete applications will be considered. Although there is no deadline, this position may be closed anytime after April 23, 2018
 
This position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, as made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended. The following categories of people may be eligible for preference in the hiring process: veterans who have separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after serving on active duty in the armed forces during a war, in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or during particular defined periods; disabled veterans; and the mother, spouse, or unmarried widow or widower of certain veterans.
 
To claim this preference, an applicant must identify himself or herself as eligible for veterans' preference in the Self-Identification for Veterans' Preference section of the application and must complete and submit CBO's Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form to veoa@cbo.gov (or by secure fax to 202-225-7539) within two weeks of applying or no later than the deadline specified for positions with deadlines. Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to careers@cbo.gov
 
Contact
Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628, careers@cbo.gov
 
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