Financial Economist

Washington D.C.
Jun 08, 2017
Jul 06, 2017
Full Time

Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days of the closing date.

This position is also being announced concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures vacancy number: M131-17-RM-10016801. Applicants who wish to be considered under MP must apply to both vacancies separately.

About this agency

Be part of a dynamic, self-supporting Federal agency with an 82-year record of supporting U.S. export-related jobs and over $8 billion in export sales in 2016. Work in the heart of Washington, DC two blocks from the White House across from the McPherson Square metro station.

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) is the official credit agency of the United States. EXIM Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. EXIM Bank enables U.S. companies, large and small, t turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.

This position of financial Economist is in the Country Risk and Economic Analysis Division (CREA) and is under the direct supervision of the Vice President of CREA. CREA is primarily responsible for assessing the external creditworthiness of approximately 140 countries. In that capacity, CREA participates in two important country risk for a: 1) it serves as the Secretariat for the Inter-Agency Country Risk Assessment System (ICRAS), whose ratings determine the expected levels for all USG international loans, guarantees, and insurance; 2) it is a major participant in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Country Risk Experts' Group, which determines risk classifications that set minimum risk premia for all member export credit agencies In addition , CREA researches country risk methodological issues and makes recommendations intended to refine the country risk rating process. Finally, CREA is responsible for conducting economic analysis of issues pertinent to the operations of EXIM Bank.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • You may be required to serve a one/two year probationary/trial period
  • Specialized experience MUST be documented on your resume
  • Basic Requirements:

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


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

    In addition to the Basic Requirements noted above, applicants must also meet and demonstrate the specialized experience listed below:

    Specialized Experience (Credit for Specialized Experience on resume must reflect 40 hours/Full-time per week for each period of work):

    GS-13: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government. Specialized experience includes:

    • Experience in macroeconomic theory and policies
    • Experience in international monetary economics and open economy macroeconomics
    • Experience in economic and political conditions in emerging market countries that influence repayment risks
    • Experience in country risk issues and methodology
    • Experience in quantitative methods, including econometrics and/or statistics, and software that facilities quantitative analysis
    Education cannot be substituted for experience at the GS-13 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 experience.

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined here.

    All requirements must be met by 07/06/2017, the closing date of the announcement.

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