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Economist (Health)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

in Woodlawn MD / Telecommute

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Open & closing dates: 07/09/2019 to 07/22/2019

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

1 vacancy

Telework eligible? Yes as determined by agency policy



This position is located in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of Minority Health (OMH), Data and Policy Analytics Group (DPAG) .

As a Economist (Health), GS-0110-13, you will perform analysis of healthcare financing issues and assess their impact upon the CMS programs, the healthcare sector, and the national, state and local economies.


  • Perform studies that address economic issues related to OMH priorities (development, model implementation, evaluation) rural health, disability, CMS proposed regulation, or final regulations.
  • Develop statistically reliable methods and strategies to merge survey data with administrative and utilization data.
  • Analyzes and evaluates a broad range of proposals and reports related to health care issues, and delivery systems and makes recommendations to the Group Directors, Deputy Office Director and Office Director.
  • Interprets results of research to staff directly concerned with the evaluation of existing programs and policies.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position.
  • You will be subject to a background and suitability investigation.



In order to qualify for the GS-13, you must meet the following: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one year (52 weeks) of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal government, obtained in either the private or public sector, to include: 1) Conducting research and statistical studies or projects related to health care programs to support the outcomes focused on minority health or health disparities, 2) Identify implications of the findings as they relate to health care issues and provide technical advice to peers and senior managers within and outside of the organization on statistical methods and techniques (i.e., logistic regression, survival models, risk models), 3) Developing will-written technical and/or analytical reports and presenting research summaries to leadership and internal and external stakeholders, and 4) Serve as a project leader, assuming responsibility for the development of the project planning, coordination of team efforts, and maintaining lines of communication.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


In addition to meeting the qualification requirements, all candidates must have the following educational requirements:

  1. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.


  2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

TRANSCRIPTS are required to verify satisfactory completion of the educational requirement listed [in the full text of the official advertisement on]. Please see "Required Documents" section [there] for what documentation is required at the time of application.

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