The Assistant Analyst will support the division's research by working with project leaders on a range of tasks, including gathering data from many sources, analyzing data, conducting literature reviews, and collaborating with analysts on research and written reports. The analyst will also interact with others in legislative and executive branch agencies and at research institutions.
The position is an opportunity to improve modeling, programming, and analytic skills in a research-intensive environment and to gain experience with the defense budget and national security policy. Assistant Analysts often pursue professional or graduate degrees in fields such as economics and finance following their two- to three-year appointments at CBO.
Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in the physical sciences, natural sciences, economics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, policy analysis, political science, or related field, and they must have had a significant amount of quantitative coursework. Furthermore, candidates should have:
- U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
- Outstanding quantitative skills, including experience with statistical and scientific software packages such as Stata, SAS, MATLAB, R, or Python;
- Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of products (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint);
- Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
- Initiative and the ability to work independently;
- Strong written and oral communication skills; and
- A track record of meeting deadlines.
This position is only for candidates who have a bachelor's degree; it is not for those who have or are close to completing a master's degree.