Location: Dist. Columbia,United States

Research Assistant - Federal Budget and Tax Policy
Company Name:Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Category: Policy, Research
Location(s): Dist. Columbia, United States 
Job Type:Full-time
Min Education:     BA/BS/Undergraduate
Job Description
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-profit policy institute, is seeking a research assistant to work with a team of highly skilled national policy analysts on a range of federal budget, tax, and low-income policy issues.  The Center has attained a national reputation for its unique capacity to blend rigorous, timely analyses with activities designed to enable policymakers and the media to make use of its work.
The research assistant works on current federal budget and tax policy issues, particularly those affecting lower income families and individuals.  The Center examines the long-term budget implications of such proposals, how their benefits would be distributed across different income groups, and the extent to which they are likely to achieve their stated objectives.  The position involves collecting and analyzing data, developing written analyses and graphic presentations of findings, analyzing pending legislative and policy options, and utilizing academic research and other resource materials.  The RA assists in preparing major reports and analyses that pertain to major decisions pending before Congress and the Executive Branch.  In addition, the RA provides information to policymakers, the media, and other national organizations.
Candidates must have very strong quantitative skills and a background in economics, mathematics, public policy, or a related field.  Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to accuracy, strong writing skills, and the ability to work on multiple tasks, often on a time-sensitive basis.  Familiarity with statistical applications is desirable, as is experience analyzing large data sets.  We will consider applicants with a bachelor’s or master’s degree (including May graduates); some work experience is desirable but not required.  A two-year commitment is expected.
Compensation:  Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits, including three health insurance options; dental and vision care; life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; MERP; DCAP; and generous vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday schedules.
 The Center is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, takes affirmative action to insure that discrimination does not occur on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.
Job Requirements
Candidates must have very strong quantitative skills and a background in economics, mathematics, public policy, or a related field. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to accuracy, strong writing skills, and the ability to work on multiple tasks, often on a time-sensitive basis. Familiarity with statistical applications is desirable, as is experience analyzing large data sets. We will consider applicants with a bachelor’s or master’s degree (including May graduates); some work experience is desirable but not required. A two-year commitment is expected.

Posted: 11-01-2014
Salary: N/A
How to apply?

Please send a resume with cover letter, a short writing sample, and a transcript (an electronic scanned copy) by e-mail to: price@cbpp.org. No calls, please.

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