ECONOMIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 08, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Make a Career Connection! We are looking for individuals who would like to come to work for a small, independent regulatory agency dedicated to saving lives. We work very hard to protect the public from the unreasonable risk of injury and death from consumer products. Every U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) employee is proud to be a part of a team that works together to assure that the products you use every day are safe. Consider a position at the CPSC as your career choice.

Join the team! This position is located in the Headquarters Office of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of the Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification & Reduction, Directorate for Economic Analysis. The Directorate for Economic Analysis provides advisory services on economic affairs to the Commission and participates in evaluations of the effectiveness of CPSC program plans, actions and associated activities. It studies the costs, benefits, environmental impact and other social and economic effects of CPSC programs and standards. The Directorate plans and carries out economic surveys and conducts economic analyses in connection with injury costs. Performs studies of CPSC procedures, policies and organizational structures and operations along with evaluating the effectiveness of CPSC program plans and actions. It analyzes firm level data to determine the ability of firms to absorb financial penalties.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S Citizenship Required.
  • Background Investigation Required
  • Must meet education requirements of this position.
  • SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Applicants must meet the time-in-grade requirements of the position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
    GS-11: Specialized experience is experience conducting evaluation studies. Worked with micro-economics, industrial organization and benefit-cost analysis.

    GS-12: Specialized experience is experience in designing, testing and administering questionnaires and other data-gathering methods.

    GS-13: Specialized experience is extensive experience in planning, developing and monitoring contracts with outside organizations and agencies for studies of economic and environmental impact and methodological studies.

    Basic Education Requirement: All applicants must have a bachelor's or higher degree in economics or related field 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 as described above plus appropriate experience or additional education. GS-11: Applicants must have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in economics OR 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level. GS-12 and GS-13: There is no substitution for specialized experience for this grade level.

    You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement

    The education must be from an accredited school. Accredited Schools

    Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by an accredited organization. Accredited Organizations

    All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

    This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.

    Upon appointment, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the
    information annually.

    Public Trust - Background Investigation