The Congressional Budget Office is a nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress and is ranked as one of the best places to work among small federal agencies. The Management Business and Information Services (MBIS) Division seeks a business operations analyst (BOA) to work closely with managers and employees to advance initiatives to help fulfill the agency’s mission.

The BOA directly supports the MBIS Director and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in the development and implementation of best practices, administrative policies and procedures, standard operating procedures, and project management throughout CBO and, more specifically, within MBIS. The BOA acts as a contracting officer’s representative and a subject matter expert for agency subscriptions, travel operations, and other contracts, as directed by the CAO. The role includes overseeing and managing budget execution and analyzing the CAO’s and Director’s Office’s spending plans and other budget-related data. The BOA also coordinates training and career development for MBIS employees. In addition, the BOA provides administrative and technical support to various working groups of CBO managers and employees. The BOA serves as the agency’s Assistant Privacy Officer, overseeing and providing expert advice on safeguarding all personally identifiable information (PII), sensitive information, and confidential data under the agency’s control.


Applicants must possess at least five years of combined business and project management experience and at least three years’ experience with preparing briefs and presenting them to senior-level management, preferably within the federal government.

The position requires exceptional strategic planning, analytical and organizational skills, strong teamwork, outstanding attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple high-level projects and complex topics. The position also requires the ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion. Candidates should demonstrate superior oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and with staff across all levels.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college is required; a concentration in business or public administration is preferred. Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a favorable outcome of a Tier 2 (public trust) investigation.

Salary and Benefits

Salaries at CBO are competitive and commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers. Complete applications should be submitted by September 2, 2022, to ensure consideration. This position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, as made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.


Kate Green or Annita Gulati, Washington, DC, careers@cbo.gov