Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Please note your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the vacancy questions. Your resume is an integral part of the process for determining if you meet the basic qualifications of the position and determining if you are to be among the best qualified.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 in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must have held the next lower grade or have equivalent education and/or experience in the normal line of progression for this position for a least one year. 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. Additional experience and educational requirements:
Specialized Experience includes: Initiating and conducting a wide variety of complex economic studies to evaluate policies affecting the telecommunications and/or media sectors, including identifying feasible alternatives; Analyzing the long-range effectiveness of adopted policies; Designing and conducting research using an expert-level knowledge of statistical and econometric modeling; Providing advice, counsel, and recommendations to other economists and officials based on findings, interpretations, and informal suggestions; Experience in representing an agency or other organization and explaining complex and/or controversial issues to a wide variety of interested parties.
Must have completed a 4 year course of study leading to a degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.Read more
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
All applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience and education relevant to the duties of the position. The FCC determines the BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES based on the major job related competencies and evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and abilities reflected in your application and supporting documents using the CATEGORY RATING PROCESS. All eligible applicants under Delegated Examining (DEU) will be placed in one of the following three categories:1. Highly Qualified (Score 90-100.00) - the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of major job related competencies and possession of all evaluation criteria;2. Fully Qualified (Score 80-89.99) - the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of major job related competencies and possession of the evaluation criteria; and
3. Minimally Qualified (Score of 70-79.99)- the applicants possessing only the specialized experience described in the vacancy announcement.
An automated score is administered based on the on-line application process used. Eligible applicants will receive a numerical rating based on their responses to the job specific questions for this position.
Application of Veterans Preference: The category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability at least 10 percent MUST be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selection from the highest quality category ("HIGHLY QUALIFIED") provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in the same category. Applicants under Merit Promotion will be considered in accordance with the agency's merit promotion plan and union agreement.
There are several parts to the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application including:
1. the core questions
2. the vacancy questions
3. supplemental documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50, SF-15, transcripts), if applicable; and
4. your resume or C.V.
Applicants will be rated ineligible, if they do not respond to job specific questions, provide supplemental documents and submit resume. For more information, please click on Rating Process.
You will be evaluated for this position on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs):
Technical Competence - Knowledge that is acquired through formal training or on-the-job experience to perform, understand, and evaluate technical information related to the job and advises other on technical issues.
Reasoning - Skill in identifing rules and principals that explain facts, data, or other information; analyses information and makes correct inferences and/or draws accurate conclusions.
Organizational Awareness - Knowledge of organization's mission and functions and how its programs,policies,procedures, rules, and regulations work and operate effectively.
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