Economist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Suitland, Maryland
Posted
Jan 23, 2023
Closes
Jan 31, 2023
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Conducting research, analysis and application of economic research with an emphasis in economics.
  • Collaborates with team members on joint research or analytical projects.
  • Communicates relevant economic principles and research results in a clear and convincing manner, in presentations to professional audiences and in written proposals for revisions to the national accounts.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Relocation expenses may not be paid.
  • This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.


Qualifications

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Economist, ZP-0110-3/4, FPL ZP-4 positions within the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.

Minimum Education Requirement:

Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

OR

Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Evaluation of Experience

Examples of qualifying experience include:
  • individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;
  • supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or
  • 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.

  • Specialized Experience:

    BAND LEVEL REQUIREMENTS:

    Band III (GS-11)


    In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the experience listed below.

    EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/band (GS-9) equivalent level or band II. Examples of specialized experience include: compiling and assembling economic material and applying statistical techniques and analysis to data; collecting economic data from a variety of sources; providing written analysis to communicate economic findings; manipulating or analyzing economic data; preparing statistical tables and reports; conducting research on data sources and methodologies and preparing preliminary write-ups of findings; locating and collecting relevant data to analyze a specified problem and communicating economic concepts at various levels.

    OR

    EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree for research positions.
    Band IV (GS-13)
    Specialized Experience:

    In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the experience listed below.

    BAND LEVEL REQUIREMENTS: Band IV (GS-13 Level) To qualify for the band IV (GS-13 level), you must meet the basic requirements listed above and have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-12 level) or band III. Examples of qualifying experience include compiling and assembling economic material and applying statistical techniques and analysis to data; possessing responsibility for collecting economic data from a primary or variety of sources; manipulating or analyzing economic data; providing written analysis to communicate economic findings; managing research tasks concerning economic measurement; publish research papers on economic research; provide advice on economic matters to
    officials; locating and collecting relevant data to analyze a specified problem; and communicating economic concepts at various levels.

    Education: Education cannot be substituted at this band/grade level.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer.

    Additional information

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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