The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and
budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO is seeking several assistant analysts to work in various
divisions. Specific duties vary by division, but most include research assistance, statistical
analysis, database management, graphics production, literature review, and quality assurance.
Candidates for this position must have the following:
• A bachelor’s degree in economics or a related discipline by June 2019.
• A strong academic background in economics, mathematics, statistics, finance, computer
science, or a related field with economics coursework.
• Strong quantitative skills and experience with statistical analysis.
• Demonstrated proficiency with at least one statistical software package or programming
language (such as Python, MATLAB, Stata, R, or SAS).
• Experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office products.
• Attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills, perseverance, the ability to
work both independently and collaboratively, and a desire to work on issues of current interest
to the Congress.
This is an entry-level position for a period not to exceed three years—ideal for those interested in
substantive work experience before attending graduate school. The position is only for candidates
who have or are completing a bachelor’s degree; it is not for those who are have or are
completing a master’s degree.
Salary and Benefits
The starting salary range is $42,000 to $48,000 and will be commensurate with related
experience. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, a brief writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and contact
information for three references online at www.cbo.gov/careers. Incomplete applications will not
be considered. Although there is no deadline, this position may be closed any time after
February 15, 2019 if CBO has received a sufficient number of applications from qualified
candidates. This position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 as
made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.
Kristi Levoy, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628, firstname.lastname@example.org