Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Dec 08, 2022
Closes
Dec 16, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the OR-53. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Manage and conduct, with others, highly complex analysis and technically demanding duties in support of OFR missions.
  • Provide highly specialized technical analysis for the Director of the OFR, the Deputy Director of the Research and Analysis Center, the assigned Associate Director and OFR Researchers.
  • Plan, formulate, conduct, evaluate, and carry out a wide range of financial and technical research and analysis relating to assigned duties and responsibilities.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • Public Trust background investigation will be required


  • Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    For the OR-53 (GS-13 equivalent) grade level in the Federal s e rvice, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the OR-52 (GS-12 equivalent). Specialized experience for this position includes:
    - Independently utilizing quantitative methods from statistics, mathematics, or econometrics to research, analyze, develop reports and presentations addressing technical problems related to financial markets or financial institutions; AND
    - Querying large data sets; utilizing SQL (MS SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.) and NoSQL (HDFS/Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Impala, etc.) databases; with experience programming in Python and at least one of the following: R, Spark, Matlab, Stata, C, Perl, or Java; AND
    - Experience independently performing analysis of economic, financial, or asset-pricing data using Stata, SPSS, SAS, or econometric methods.

    For the OR-52 (GS-12 equivalent) grade level in the Federal service, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the OR-51 (GS-11 equivalent). Specialized experience for this position includes:
    - Using quantitative methods from statistics, mathematics, or econometrics to conduct research and analysis of technical problems related to financial markets or financial institutions; and developing written reports and presentations of methods and findings from the analyses; AND
    - Querying data sets; working with SQL (MS SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.) and/or NoSQL (HDFS/Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Impala, etc.) databases; and programming in Python with experience in one of the following: R, Spark, Matlab, Stata, C, Perl, or Java; AND
    - Analyzing economic, financial, or asset-pricing data using Stata, SPSS, SAS, or econometric methods.

    For the OR-51 (GS-11 equivalent) grade level in the Federal service, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the OR-42 (GS-09 equivalent). Specialized experience for this position includes:
    - Experience using, under the supervision and direction of senior staff, quantitative methods from statistics, mathematics, or econometrics to research and analyze issues related to financial markets or financial institutions producing written reports and presentations of methods and findings; AND
    - Experience querying data sets; working with SQL (MS SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.) and/or NoSQL (HDFS/Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Impala, etc.) databases; and programming in one or more of the following: Python, R, Spark, Matlab, Stata, C, Perl, or Java; AND
    - Experience performing, under the supervision of senior staff, analysis of economic, financial, or asset-pricing data using Stata, SPSS, SAS, or econometric methods.
    OR
    3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree as described in the individual occupation requirements specified in this announcement.
    OR
    You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

    Education

    Education Requirements: Basic Requirements for Economist, 0110

    A. Degree: Economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. OR
    B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


    Basic Requirements for Mathematician, 1520:

    A. Degree: mathematics; or the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics.
    or
    B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in mathematics (including at least 24 semester hours in mathematics), as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    Basic Requirements for Statistician, 1530:

    A.
    Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.
    or
    B. Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.


    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • A recruitment incentive may be offered.
    • Student loan repayment may be offered.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits