IRA Careers

Inflation Reduction Act

President Biden's Inflation Reduction Act allows Medicare to negotiate drug prices, caps out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs in Medicare, and gives more Americans access to affordable health insurance coverage at

To support implementation of this new law, CMS is hiring talented professionals in several areas to include health policy, pharmacoeconomics, operations, IT, social science research, program management, and much more. 

To see all current open positions, please visit: CMS IRA Careers 

Pay & Benefits

For individuals and families who value quality of life, a career at CMS is wonderful. CMS offers great benefits and competitive pay, along with a strong commitment to work-life balance. Perks include flexible work schedules (including remote work), generous vacation and sick leave, and excellent training and development opportunities.  


  • Competitive starting pay based on experience & locality 
  • Opportunities for career advancement

Leave & Holidays

  • 13–26 paid vacation days each year
  • 13 days paid sick days each year
  • 11 paid federal holidays


             "CMS has done a great job of work-life balance, which I really appreciate. I have three children and having that balance is so helpful and really makes it easier for me to work and concentrate on the things that I need to." – Rebecca Elkins, CMS Nurse Surveyor, Boston, MA  


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    Chiquita Brooks-LaSure (She/Her/Hers)
    CMS Administrator








    At CMS, we truly understand and support the value of diversity in improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness. We continually strive to promote a climate of innovation, opportunity, and success that capitalizes on the cultural, professional, and personal diversity of our workforce.

    In addition to the vast resources available to employees, CMS encourages all employees to seek out Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). These groups are voluntary, employee-led groups that serve as a resource by fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, and goals. ERGs form around common backgrounds that help ensure all employees have an opportunity to be heard, valued and engaged.

    IRA Careers Info Session 

    On October 31st, CMS hosted a webinar to discuss Inflation Reduction Act careers, USAJOBS, and resume writing. 

    To view additional webinars about USAJOBS, culture at CMS and to hear from hiring managers, please visit our YouTube Playlist

    Federal Policy and Resources:

    • Establish the Medicare Drug Rebate and Negotiations Group within the Center for Medicare (CM): Federal Register
    • IRA Fact Sheet: Newsroom 
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    05/02/2023 11:37 AM