No experience
Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Analyst - Natural and Physical Resources Cost Estimates...
(This job is no longer available)
Congressional Budget Office | Washington, DC
Grad Date

Not sure what types of jobs you are interested in?

Explore Jobs
Based on Your Education

Follow This Company

Job Description

CBO's Budget Analysis Division seeks an analyst for its Natural and Physical Resources Cost Estimates Unit. The unit prepares multiyear budget projections and produces cost estimates for legislative proposals for federal departments including Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Homeland Security, Interior, Justice, and Transportation and for independent agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Small Business Administration.

The analyst's portfolio of program areas may include such agencies as the Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration, and Department of Energy; the eventual portfolio will be determined at the time of hiring.

CBO's cost estimates and budgetary analyses are critical to the Congress's work. CBO's analysts have wide-ranging responsibilities that require close interaction with Congressional staff, and they often play a significant part in the legislative and budget process. The Congress relies on CBO's analyses in preparing annual budget plans, evaluating the President's budget proposals, and assessing the potential budgetary consequences of various policy proposals.


Applicants must hold a graduate degree in public policy, economics, or a related discipline with an economic and quantitative background. The position requires the following:

* The ability to accurately interpret and analyze legislative proposals;
* Strong quantitative skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel;
* Resourcefulness in investigating unfamiliar issues;
* Superior written and oral communication skills, especially the ability to explain technical material to nonspecialists; and
* The ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to independently complete projects under tight deadlines.

Preferred background includes the following:

* Familiarity with activities related to developing federal agency budgets;
* Knowledge of federal agency programs, policies, and procedures; and
* Experience with the Congressional budget process.

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.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, salary history, brief writing sample, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers . Recent graduates must submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts. To ensure consideration, apply by June 03, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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; the mother, spouse, or unmarried widow or widower of certain veterans and service members who qualify for veterans status and who are able to certify that they expect to be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty service in the armed forces within 120 days of certification.

Retired members of the armed forces are generally excluded from those who receive veterans' preference in hiring unless they qualify as disabled veterans or retired below the rank of major (or its equivalent).

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. You must complete and submit CBO's Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form and fax it to (202) 225-7539 within two weeks of applying or no later than the deadline specified for positions with deadlines. Alternatively, you may email the form and the documentation to VEOA@cbo.gov. However, documents submitted by email may not be secure, so if you opt for email, please remove confidential personal identifying information (such as your Social Security number and birthdate). Do not upload supporting documentation as part of your application. Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to careers@cbo.gov.


Annita Gulati Cox, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628, careers@cbo.gov .

CBO is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/D