The Associate Economist conducts comprehensive economic research studies and analyses involving technical and economic aspects and regulation of the telecommunications, wireless and/or media industries under the supervision of Senior Economists or Senior Managers.
The incumbent performs a broad range of assignments involving project formulation, economic research, analyses, and preparation of reports. Assignments involve working cooperatively with professional staff from other disciplines. Under the supervision of Senior Economists or Senior Managers, the incumbent conducts comprehensive economic research studies and analyses involving technical and economic aspects of telecommunications regulation.
Incumbent evaluates and analyzes data using regressions and other appropriate statistical and econometric methods with software such as STATA, R or SAS; presents summaries and analyses of findings in internal memos and white papers, as well as published reports; implements data collections and/or utilizes internal databases to inform policy analysis and support Commission goals; and performs economic research and analysis in support of Commission rulemakings, reports, and programs. Develops narrative, statistical, and/or graphical reports of analyses. Provides economic analysis and support for mergers and transactions reviewed by the Commission. Provides economic and data analysis for Congressionally mandated reports.RequirementsConditions of Employment
- FCC Employees Only
- Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
- Current FCC employees must provide SF-50 verifying grade & status.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must:
-Currently be employed in the Federal Communications Commission in positions serving under career or career conditional appointments.ALL FCC EMPLOYEES MUST provide a legible Personnel Action, SF-50, that verifies your status and highest permanently held grade. If an SF-50 is not submitted, the application will be rated as ineligible. To request a copy of your SF-50 please send an email to PersonnelRecordsRequest@fcc.gov Qualifications
Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
All candidates must meet the basic educational qualification requirements AND
the specialized experience or education requirements
in order to be deemed as qualified.A. Basic Educational Qualification Requirement Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
ANDB. Specialized Experience OR Education RequirementsGS-9A. Specialized Experience
: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:
Evaluating and analyzing data using regressions and other appropriate statistical and econometric methods with software such as STATA, R or SAS; Presenting summaries and analyses of findings in internal memos and white papers, as well as published reports; Implementing data collections and/or utilizing internal databases to inform policy analysis and support Commission goals; Performing economic research and analysis in support of Commission rulemakings, reports, and programs.
: Have successfully completed 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree. TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IF QUALIFYING BY EDUCATION. IF TRANSCRIPTS ARE NOT SUBMITTED, CANDIDATES WILL BE RATED AS INELIGIBLE.
ORC. Combination of both education and experience
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: 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 experience.Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional information
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