The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides budgetary and economic analysis to the U.S. Congress. CBO?s is seeking a unit chief to direct its Revenue Estimating Unit. The unit?s main responsibilities are projecting federal revenues and analyzing the effects of past and proposed changes to federal tax policies. The unit develops economic models for projecting revenues from individual income taxes, payrolltaxes, corporate income taxes, and other sources; it also tracks revenue collections.
The unit chief organizes, supervises, and reviews the unit?s work so that it will produce high-quality, nonpartisan analyses and estimates. The unit chief?s responsibilities include communicating the results of analysis with key Congressional staff members and with others at CBO,developing testimony for Congressional hearings, developing reports that describe CBO?s methods, and coordinating estimates of the macroeconomic effects of federal tax policy with CBO?s Macroeconomic Analysis Division. The responsibilities also include overseeing the preparation of the tax-related parts of several publications, including the agency?s annual Budget and Economic Outlook, twice-yearly updates to that volume, an annual analysis of the President?s budget proposals, and the Monthly Budget Review.
Applicants must have an advanced degree in economics, public policy, or a related discipline and at least five years of relevant work experience. The position requires broad knowledge of current policy issues and substantial experience in analyzing the effects of changes in public policy. Previous experience with tax modeling and revenue projections is preferred. Applicants should also have the leadership qualities necessary to manage and motivate a highly skilled staff in a complex and constantly evolving legislative and economic environment. And they should have the ability to initiate and oversee research projects, along with excellent judgment, interpersonal skills, and verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must have passed or be able to pass a Tier 2 (Public Trust) investigation, which includes a credit check. A higher security clearance may be accepted instead.
Salary and Benefits
Salaries at CBO are competitive with those at other organizations and are commensurate with experience, education, and otherqualifications. CBO offers and a collegial, respectful work environment.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, a r?sum?, contact information for three references, and a salary history at . This position may be closed any time after February 12, 2018, if CBO has received a sufficient number of applications from qualified candidates. This is a management position and is not covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.
Nancy A. Fahey, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628,