Careers at the Joint Committee

For anyone interested in tax law and policy and the tax legislative process, serving as a staff member of the Joint Committee can be extremely stimulating and rewarding. Our staff is a closely-knit group of several dozen lawyers, accountants, economists, information technology specialists, and administrative support personnel. We work in teams to bring the perspectives of professionals from different disciplines to every project. Our aim in taking this collaborative, interdisciplinary approach is to provide a careful, informed analysis of each issue that we are asked to consider.

Because the Joint Committee staff is nonpartisan, we are able to assist both the majority and minority parties in the House and Senate, which better enables us to analyze issues from every angle and to provide continuity throughout the legislative process. Therefore, our professionals must be able to maintain strict confidentiality to ensure that the Joint Committee staff continues to enjoy a high level of trust from both sides of the political aisle and both houses of Congress.

Currently Hiring

The Joint Committee on Taxation is seeking to hire an economics research assistant (RA). The primary responsibility of the position involves assisting staff economists in performing research, constructing data sets, and enhancing statistical models used to create revenue estimates for Congress. A bachelor’s degree is required and coursework in economics, computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics is preferred. Proficiency in one or more of the following statistical software languages is preferred: Stata, Matlab, SAS, R, Python, or SQL. Preference will be given to an individual seeking a two-year or longer position. This position provides excellent post-graduate experience for those intending to later apply for graduate education in economics, statistics, or public policy. Given the Joint Committee’s structure and nonpartisan role in the development of tax policy, the position requires collaboration, integrity, and perseverance. United States citizenship is required. Start date is negotiable. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.

Please send cover letter and resume to:  [email protected]

The Joint Committee is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Congress and applicable Federal law. All personnel actions taken by the Joint Committee are made free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including marital or parental status), age, sexual orientation, or disability.