Economist (Open Continuous)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 25, 2023
Closes
Feb 02, 2023
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As an Economist in EAG, responsibilities will include:
  • Analyzing the likely effects on competition of horizontal or vertical mergers.
  • Analyzing the effects of business strategies and practices undertaken by a single firm.
  • Analyzing the effects of agreements among firms and/or other economic agents.
  • Analyzing the likely effects on competition and market outcomes of proposed changes in regulation, new regulatory rules, or proposed legislation.
  • Testing whether a particular economic model is appropriate to a matter and drawing conclusions from theory to support a policy recommendation, often depending on measuring economic quantities and balancing offsetting effects.
  • Determining useful sources of data and other relevant information to resolve critical issues identified by theoretical framework.
  • Identifying unresolved theoretical or empirical questions that have broader application to issues in antitrust analysis and competition policy.
  • Undertaking research aimed at addressing unresolved theoretical or empirical questions in the interest of advancing, understanding, and facilitating future analysis.
  • Conceiving and planning pioneering work of outstanding scope, difficulty, and complexity in unexplored or previously unpromising areas of investigation.
  • Developing oral or written presentations to deliver to colleagues at the Division and other competition agencies.
  • Preparing economic reports and guiding other economists in the preparation of papers and manuscripts for publication related to the results of economic studies.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take and successfully clear a drug test.
  • You must submit a complete application package by the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must meet all time-in-grade and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see SSS.gov ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This is a full-time, permanent appointment in the competitive service eligible for inclusion in the bargaining unit.
  • This is a non-supervisory position which may require completion of a one-year probationary period, in accordance with 5 CFR 315.801.
  • The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.
  • When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.
  • Please note: A writing sample and a combination of 3 to 5 business and academic references may be requested of individuals identified as best qualified, to be forwarded to the selecting official along with your application package, upon referral.


Qualifications

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS OPEN CONTINUOUS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:
  • This is an open continuous vacancy announcement that will be used to fill vacancies as they occur.
  • To receive consideration for vacancies, applicants must submit complete applications prior to the established cut-off date(s). An initial cut-off will take place on December 30, 2022 to begin initial applicant consideration. Applications received after the initial cut-off date will be considered, if needed. Additional cut-off dates will occur on the following dates:
  • February 15, 2023; April 15, 2023; and May 30, 2023;
  • Candidates who submit a complete application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on the cut off dates, will be reviewed and referred if found eligible and qualified for the position.
  • This announcement will remain open until the closing date indicated; however, those who apply after the cut-off date will be considered for referral to the hiring manager only if additional vacancies occur and/or the initial referral list is exhausted.
  • Cutoff dates and the closing date of this announcement may be adjusted as needed, and any updates will be reflected on this announcement.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date ( by cut-off dates ) of this announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

To qualify for this position, applicants must demonstrate ALL qualifications listed below:

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LEVELS : Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs 1 or 2 below.
  • A degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus; OR
  • A combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS : In addition to meeting the basic education requirements, applicants must also meet the following conditions:

    To qualify for the GS-12 level, candidates must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level, or possess a Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at this level include:
    • Working on a portion of an economic research project overseen by a senior co-worker or manager; and
    • Authoring an unpublished research paper.
    To qualify for the GS-13 level, candidates must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at this level include:
    • Conducting empirical analysis of an economic question using a data set created by the candidate with assistance from senior researchers; and
    • Developing a new economic or econometric model with assistance from senior researchers.
    All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.

    *In order to be considered for this position, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent transcript. An unofficial transcript is acceptable to qualify, however, it must include your full name. If selected, you may be asked to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. Applicants using any education to qualify MUST submit copies of college transcripts or a list of college courses taken that identify for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received.

    Additional information

    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category (80 or above) using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over candidates from other agencies for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority over other applicants who are not employees of the Department of Justice if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category (80 or above) using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

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