| 16-40 DEPUTY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR National Security Division |
The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic, policy, and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO seeks an experienced defense analyst to serve as Deputy Assistant Director of its National Security Division. The Deputy works closely with the Assistant Director for National Security to oversee all aspects of the division, including its research portfolio and the work of a staff of about 16 analysts, most of whom have advanced degrees. The division’s policy analyses cover a wide range of topics, including the defense budget; military staffing, health care, operations and maintenance, and force planning; veterans’ issues; weapons programs; international security; and homeland security. The division produces reports that examine current policies and alternatives and estimate federal budgetary effects.
The Deputy’s primary responsibilities involve managing the division’s research and working closely with analysts to develop sound research designs, analytical approaches, and methods that result in clear, concise, well-structured reports. Because CBO places a strong emphasis on the quality of its publications, a significant fraction of the Deputy’s time is devoted to reviewing and commenting on report drafts. The Deputy also prepares Congressional testimony and provides briefings to Congressional staff and outside audiences to communicate the results of the division’s research.
How to Apply Please submit a cover letter, résumé, brief writing sample (preferably demonstrating an ability to communicate with nontechnical audiences), salary history, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers by September 30, 2016, to ensure consideration. Only complete applications will be considered. This is a management position and is not governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.
Contact Nancy Fahey or Angela Smart, Washington, D.C., 202-226-2628, email@example.com
CBO is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/D