|Division Name:||Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis|
The Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division is seeking a health economist to contribute to a variety of projects and analyses in the health area. Recently completed studies include: multiple analyses of the effects of the Affordable Care Act on insurance coverage and federal health care spending; a review of the results of Medicare demonstration projects on disease management and care coordination; an assessment of the effects of prescription drug use on Medicare spending for medical services; a study of the characteristics, health care spending, and health care delivery arrangements of dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries; and an assessment of the future demand for long-term services and supports by elderly people. Ongoing and potential future topics for analysis include drivers of health care cost growth, effects of competition in the health care system, and factors influencing the supply and price of health care services.
The successful candidate will contribute to the full range of the division's responsibilities. Those responsibilities include preparing longer-term CBO studies and shorter-term memoranda and testimonies, performing detailed analyses of proposed legislation, and constructing and improving models that underlie CBO’s policy analyses. Analysts are also encouraged to turn projects or independent research into CBO working papers or outside publications.
Applicants should have a strong quantitative background, excellent writing skills, and a desire to work as part of a team on issues of current legislative interest to the Congress. Applicants should also have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline, and prior experience in health policy analysis.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and an appealing work environment.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, salary history, a brief writing sample and contact information for three (3) references online. Recent graduates should submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts and have letters of recommendation sent to email@example.com in place of the references. This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.
Because this position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, the following categories of people may be eligible for preference in the hiring process relative to other applicants: 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 a Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form within two weeks of applying. Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy A. Fahey, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628202-226-2628, email@example.com
If you are eligible for veterans' preference and have previously applied to positions that were not covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) and are now applying for a position that is covered by VEOA, please be sure to update your application to indicate your eligibility.
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