CBO Seeks Analysts

CBO, a nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with the objective, timely analyses needed for economic and budgetary decisions, seeks both new and experienced analysts who have a broad range of policy interests. Macroeconomist to conduct analysis of the macroeconomic effects of federal fiscal policy, analyze emerging developments in the economy, and assist with the preparation of a semiannual economic forecast. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related discipline, such as public policy or applied statistics, or a master's degree with at least five years' relevant experience. Applied Microeconomist to conduct empirical research on a wide variety of federal tax policy issues, such as the international comparisons of corporate income tax rates and the distribution of household income and federal taxes. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline, or a master's degree in economics or a related discipline along with at least three years of relevant experience. Revenue Analyst with an interest in tax research to develop baseline revenue estimates and estimates of revenue gains and losses from legislative proposals. The successful candidate will have at least a master's degree in economics, public policy, or a related field; a strong background in economics; and quantitative analytical experience in economic, tax, or closely related fields. Obtain more information about these positions and apply online at http://www.cbo.gov/careers/jobs by May 31st to ensure consideration.


The primary purpose of the Auditor position is to perform performance and financial audits, inspections/evaluations, and other reviews of Library of Congress programs under the supervision of the Inspector General or his or her designee. Activities typically involve examining varied topics and complex, novel, or highly controversial issues concerning the programs, functions, and/or operations of the Library of Congress. They are conducted to evaluate the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of program operations; to determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations; to evaluate internal controls; and to identify fraud, waste, abuse, illegal acts, and mismanagement. Assignments require extensive problem definition, planning, and coordination. The auditor provides input in formulating the engagement plan, applying conventional techniques as part of gathering and analyzing data, and preparing written products and making oral presentations. As part of these activities, the auditor gathers and researches reference materials to gain an understanding of the audit areas under review, as well as applicable laws, regulations, and industry best practices. The auditor also develops subject matter expertise and interacts regularly with OIG colleagues, other employees of the Library, and other officials. The auditor, who may perform individually or with a team, works in accordance with OIG policies and procedures and federal government auditing standards when conducting performance audits (Government Auditing Standards (The Yellow Book: 2011 Revision) and the standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).