Supervisory Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 30, 2018
Closes
Apr 30, 2018
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be an FHFA employee with status, or non-competitive status.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Education: Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus;

    (A Ph.D. in Economics is strongly preferred).

    OR

    Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
    To qualify at the GS-15 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience obtained in the private or public sector that is equivalent to the GS/EL-14 level. Your experience may have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

    IN ADDITION to meeting the basic requirement above, you must have the specialized experience below.

    Qualifying experience for the EL-15 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the EL-14 which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience include the following:
    • Directing, planning, and conducting research and economic policy analysis to assess and project the short and long-term impact of issues and trends in the housing and mortgage finance industries.
    • Providing economic advice and analysis in the area of general economic developments, capital and mortgage markets, and any other significant housing-related issues.
    • Monitoring, analyzing, and evaluating general and regional economic trends and financial and economic developments that have a direct bearing on housing and mortgage finance industries.
    • Leading and directing the work of experienced economists and analysts, particularly on projects that involve statistical analysis of large datasets.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    ***There is currently one vacancy available. However, should additional vacancies become available within three months from the opening date of this announcement, eligible applicants for this position may be referred for consideration for the additional position(s).

    Benefits remain the same.

    FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability (physical or mental), age (40 years of age or over), genetic information, parental status, marital status, prior protected EEO activity, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.

    Ethics: FHFA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions. In addition, certain FHFA employees are prohibited from accepting compensation from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a two-year period after terminating employment with FHFA. Furthermore, to avoid financial conflicts-of interest or the appearance of conflicts-of-interest, FHFA employees may need to divest or sell certain assets they, their spouse, or minor children own or control, including securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Banks. Employees who work on Federal Home Loan Bank issues may need to sell or divest financial interests with any of the Federal Home Loan Bank members, which may include stock in bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other financial services firms. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Office of General Counsel at (202) 649-3088.

    REASONABLE ACCOMODATION:

    FHFA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would pose an undue hardship on the Agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify FHFA at (202) 649-3963. The Agency's decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    You will be rated based on your responses to the job specific questionnaire and assigned a score ranging from 70 to 100 points. The top ten candidates, and those tied for the tenth spot, will be referred for selection.

    All of the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references or through other means, such as the interview process. This verification could occur at any stage of the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible.

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