Economist, ZP-0110-II/III, BEA-D-VP

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 19, 2018
Closes
Mar 19, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Basic Requirements

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

    OR

    B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Evaluation of Experience Examples of qualifying experience include:
    1. individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;
    2. supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or
    3. 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.
    In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below.

    For the Band-II: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the Band II or GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparations; project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information;

    OR

    2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.

    For the Band-III: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the Band II or GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes compiling and assembling statistical 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; preparing statistical tables and reports; conducting independent research and preparing preliminary write-ups of findings; locating and collecting relevant data to analyze a specified problem; designing tables and charts to illustrate analyses and communicating economic concepts at various levels;

    OR

    3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

    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.

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

    1. VRA
    2. VEOA
    3. 30% or more disabled veteran
    4. Persons with disabilities
    5. CTAP
    6. ICTAP
    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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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your:

    1. Resume,
    2. Responses to the online scored occupational questionnaire, and
    3. Required supporting documents.
    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education, and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.

    2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
    • Ability to apply knowledge of economic statistics to analyze, identify, and resolve data abnormalities.
    • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
    • Knowledge of economic concepts and ability to communicate those concepts in both technical and non-technical terms.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
    • Ability to develop and understand complex data processing algorithms.
    • Ability to identify and correct the sources of discrepancies in complex data processing algorithms.
    • Ability to design, code, and debug data processing algorithms using SQL, C#, SAS, and/or other programming languages.
    3 . Referral: If you are among the best qualified candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter, and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter, and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold,' "silver," and "bronze." However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire,or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and/or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a rating of at least 85 out of 100 (well qualified) to receive special selection priority.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

    To preview questions please click here.

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