- Veterans’ Programs Analyst, DC, USA
CBO’s Budget Analysis Division seeks an analyst for its Defense, International Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs Cost Estimates Unit.
CBO’s analysts have wide-ranging responsibilities and often contribute significantly to the legislative and budget process by preparing multiyear budget projections and cost estimates for legislation under consideration by the Congress. Their work requires extensive contact with agency officials, key Congressional staff, and other CBO staff.
The veterans’ program analyst will work on a variety of programs, including disability compensation and pension benefits for veterans. That work will include evaluating population and medical data to identify probable trends in spending on veterans’ income security programs. Past work has included analyzing the cost of providing benefits to Persian Gulf War veterans with unknown illnesses and to veterans who have developed diseases believed to be associated with Agent Orange exposure.
The Congress relies on CBO’s analyses to prepare its annual budget plan, evaluate the President’s budget proposals, and measure the potential budgetary consequences of policy proposals.
Applicants must have a graduate degree in public administration, public policy, economics, or another quantitative discipline, or a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of relevant experience with veterans’ or defense programs. This position requires the following:
• Strong skills in quantitative methods;
• Resourcefulness in investigating unfamiliar issues; and
• The ability to clearly explain and defend analytical results orally and in writing to colleagues, Congressional staff, Members of Congress, and the public.
Some experience with budget formulation and execution, policy development, and major procurement programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense is useful. U.S. citizenship is required, as is the ability to obtain and maintain a top-secret clearance.
Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive 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, résumé, salary history, a brief writing sample, and contact information for three references. Recent graduates should submit an unofficial copy of their graduate transcripts. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To ensure consideration, apply by July 21, 2017. This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable 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.
Posted on 03 August 2017
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