Research Assistant - DCCA - 23039

  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Washington District of Columbia
  • May 24, 2022
Full time Public Policy Financial Analyst Entry Level

Job Description

Under the immediate supervision of the Chief of the section or an Economist, uses standard statistical techniques and a general knowledge of microeconomic theory to assist in routine reporting, research, modeling, and database maintenance. Responsible for preparation and verification of data in charts, tables, and other material used in memoranda, surveys, studies, research papers, and publications.

Requires knowledge of microeconomic principles, quantitative techniques, and data analysis normally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree in economics, policy analysis, statistics, or other relevant fields from an accredited college or university (FR-22). Must have experience with statistical analysis computer programs, preferably Stata or R. Must have strong oral and written communications skills. Interest in low- and moderate-income communities and individuals is important. In addition, the senior research assistant at FR-23 level typically has one year of specific work experience or equivalent training with the data, procedures, computer systems, and software used in the division or within a well-defined area of economic or statistical analysis.

The Research Assistant will collaborate with economists, analysts, and other research assistants on the analysis and publications of the group. This includes assisting with the fielding and analysis of the annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking and may include working with large administrative datasets such as the Consumer Credit Panel (CCP). The Research Assistant may also carry out other related tasks as assigned by the Section Chief or senior management.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript from every institution attended, and contact information for one to two references.

Research Assistants are employed at the Board for terms that generally do not exceed two years.