Primary Duties

– Support the economic staff by preparing background spreadsheets and charts (in Excel) to aid analysis;

– Fact-check and edit memoranda on economic data releases written by the economic staff;

– Gather economic data and prepare tables, chart inputs, and chart captions for the monthly Economic Indicators publication (http://www.gpo.gov/economicindicators);

– Gather economic data and prepare tables for the statistical appendix in the annual Economic Report of the President (http://www.gpo.gov/erp);

– Use public websites and database software (training provided) to find and retrieve data for use in developing and preparing various CEA products;

– Research economic data using public sources and through communication with federal statistical agency staff;

– Help staff obtain data and advise on its use.

Background

The Statistical Office Associate is usually a recent college graduate or a graduate with 1-2 years of work experience. The employee must be detail oriented and demonstrate an exacting degree of accuracy when preparing, calculating, and fact-checking economic statistical content. Excel proficiency and effective communication skills (verbal and written) are also important. The work environment is fast-paced, with frequent quick-turnaround deadlines. The employee should be a quick study who is able to respond to requests with speed, accuracy, calmness, and flexibility, while maintaining good working relationships with data providers and CEA staff.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be 18 years of age or older before the first day of the program
  • Males must be registered with Selective Service
  • 4-year degree with substantial coursework in economics as well as coursework in statistics; excellent grades.
  • Must obtain and maintain a favorable security determination and pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Have demonstrated interest in economics, statistics, mathematics, public policy, or finance with a strong academic record and passion for public service
  • Have excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Have experience using Microsoft Office and conducting research and analysis
  • Solid Excel skills.
  • Preferred candidates will have experience with Stata (or a similar statistical software)

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • List of references with phone and email contact information
  • Writing sample

Preferred Documents

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Cover letter

About Council of Economic Advisers

The Council of Economic Advisers, an agency within the Executive Office of the President, is charged with offering the President objective economic advice on the formulation of both domestic and international economic policy. The Council bases its recommendations and analysis on economic research and empirical evidence, using the best data available to support the President in setting our nation’s economic policy.

Application Information

If you are interested in applying, please email PDFs of your resume, a transcript, and a cover letter to:

The Council of Economic Advisers

Email: recruiting@cea.eop.gov

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