Financial Economist (Research)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 19, 2023
Closes
Jan 27, 2023
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Financial Economist (Research), you will:
  • Plan and conduct research projects, and prepare analyses and evaluations of specific developments and proposals relating to taxes.
  • Write memoranda and reports based upon prior economic and statistical studies and draws upon specialized knowledge of the economy, the tax system, and related administrative procedures.
  • Provide written and oral presentations, including briefings, memorandum, reports, and technical papers, to supervisors and other Treasury officials.
  • Analyzes such proposals as changes in tax rates, changes in the measurement of taxable income, introduction of alternative tax provisions to modify economic behaviors, and modifications of technical provisions of the Federal tax code and regulations.


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


  • Qualifications

    Applicants must meet the qualification requirements within 30 days of receipt of their applications.

    Specialized experience for the GS-14: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
    - Experience providing authoritative advice on proposed tax legislation and economic provisions; AND
    - Experience conducting economic analysis and studies, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues; AND
    - Experience developing models to analyze tax policy issues and produce revenue estimates and receipts forecasts, using micro-simulation, econometric and other statistical techniques; AND
    - Experience performing a wide range of applied microeconomic research, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues; AND
    - Experience preparing analytical research findings for Congressional testimony.

    Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
    - Experience conducting economic analysis and studies, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues; AND
    - Experience developing models to analyze tax policy issues and produce revenue estimates and receipts forecasts, using micro-simulation, econometric and other statistical techniques; AND
    - Experience performing a wide range of applied microeconomic research, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues; AND
    - Experience presenting the results of such analyses, studies, and research, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.

    Specialized experience for the GS-12: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
    - Experience conducting economic analysis and studies, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues; AND
    - Experience performing a wide range of applied microeconomic research, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues; AND
    - Experience presenting the results of such analyses, studies, and research, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.

    Education

    Basic education requirement:

    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.

    Examples of qualifying experience include:
    1.
    Individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;
    2. Supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or
    3. Teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following (1) personal research that produced evidence of results, (2) direction of graduate theses in economics, or (3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems.

    Experience in related fields that did not involve the use and understanding of economic principles and theories may not be used as qualifying experience for these positions. Special attention on this point should be given to certain types of work that may or may not have provided professional economic experience. The following examples of work require special care in such determinations: economic statistics; industrial surveys; management of individual business enterprises, including farms; industrial planning; writing or editorial work in economic subjects; and financial market analysis.

    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.
    • Relocation expenses may be paid.
    • 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.
    • 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