Policy Analyst, COVID Money Tracker Project

01 May, 2020


Policy Analyst, COVID Money Tracker Project

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Washington, DC

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation’s leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

The Policy Analyst or senior policy analyst will help to launch and run an exciting new effort to track spending, loans, and other efforts to combat the current economic and public health crisis. This position will also contribute to the organization’s analysis of federal budget, tax, health, Social Security, and economic policy issues. We are looking for a team player interested in writing, researching, data collection and synthesis, publishing new content, and becoming part of a growing team of fiscal policy thought leaders.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct fiscal policy research, with a focus on tax, spending, and monetary policy actions taken to address the current economic crisis and pandemic
  • Collect, track, code, and synthesize data related to economic stabilization and stimulus efforts, and publish the data on an online interactive database
  • Evaluate academic literature, economic data, and relevant government reports
  • Write policy papers, issue briefs, op-eds, background memos, and blog posts
  • Perform analysis of policy proposals and participate in new policy design efforts
  • Estimate and extrapolate various budgetary estimates
  • Assist media, external groups, and lawmakers on fiscal policy issues


Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Strong ability to collect and synthesize government and financial data
  • Prior knowledge and experience with fiscal or economic policy, including familiarity with CBO, OMB, or Treasury documents
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of fiscal or economic policy experience (4-7 years for a senior policy analyst)
  • Proven quantitative, analytical, and research skills
  • Proven ability to work in fast-paced team environments
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel’s graphing and data manipulation functions
  • Strong writing skills, especially the ability to communicate policy ideas and legislative proposals concisely and effectively to a diverse range of audiences
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher, with major in economics, public policy, or a related field preferred

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and writing sample no longer than six pages to jobs@crfb.org. When applying, please write “Policy Analyst, COVID Money Tracker” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Salary and title commensurate with experience. Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.

Job posted: 2020-05-01