Overview - 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.

The Joint Committee is seeking qualified individuals to serve as:

  • Legislation counsels:
    • Individuals interested in applying to serve as legislation counsels, please send resumes to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Policy analyst economists:

  • Economics Research Assistant (RA):
  • 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 constructing data sets and statistical models used to perform revenue estimates for Congress. Coursework in economics, computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics are preferred. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of Stata and SAS, and will be highly skilled in at least one of the following statistical software languages: R, Python, Stata, SAS, or Matlab. The role is ideally suited to those seeking graduate education in economics, statistics, or public policy, and requires a one year minimum commitment. In addition, given the Joint Committee’s role in the development of tax policy, the position requires perseverance and integrity. Start date is negotiable and can begin as soon as arrangements can be finalized. No consideration will be given for start dates after June 15, 2019.

    Please email your CV, transcript, and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , with the subject line “Economics RA.” Include two references and your earliest availability to start in the body of the email.

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.