JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Congressional Budget Office

Director and Unit Chief for Health Analysis

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466809
Date Posted: 04/15/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Director and Unit Chief for Health Analysis
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
health policy
Health Economist
Private Health Insurance
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Congressional Budget Office is seeking to add two leaders in its Health Analysis Division: the director and one of its three unit chiefs. The division’s director collaborates with CBO’s senior managers to formulate and implement a strategic agenda for the division’s analytical work; works closely with the division’s other managers to oversee research and modeling; and oversees the development of reports produced by a staff of about 25 analysts, the majority of whom have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline. The position requires 10 years of relevant experience. The chief of the unit analyzing federal programs and policies that focus on health and health care markets—including Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance—will supervise a staff of about seven analysts. The unit chief will manage projects that are also staffed by analysts from other parts of CBO and help guide the agency’s analysis of health policy. The position requires at least 8 years of relevant experience. Both positions require an advanced degree in economics, health policy, or a related discipline.

Salaries at CBO are competitive with those at other organizations and are commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.

Application Requirements:
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Reference Instructions:
Reference letters are not required given these positions require at least 8 years experience. Please include contact information for 3 references with your application.
Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, a brief writing sample as a sole author, and contact information for three references at To ensure consideration, you must submit your application by May 9, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered.