Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jan 17, 2019
Closes
Jan 17, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must meet specialized experience.
  • One year probationary period may be required.
  • Generally, male applicants must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • A background investigation is required.
  • Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Transcripts must be submitted at time of application. All required documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

    This position is INCLUDED in the bargaining unit.
    Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.
    More than one selection may be made from this announcement and the office for that selection may vary.

    For GS-11:  Specialized experience is defined as: experience in reviewing and analyzing economic information to resolve issues associated with the regulation of the electricity or gas industries or network industries (e.g., telecom, transportation) OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree.
    For GS-12:  Candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) experience using statistical software (e.g., SAS, STATA, R) to conduct empirical analysis of large data sets associated with the regulation of the electricity or gas industries or network industries (e.g., telecom, transportation); OR (2) experience using optimization software (e.g., GAMS, AMPL, MATLAB, PROMOD, Pyomo) to simulate and analyze electricity markets or markets in network industries; OR (3) experience reviewing and analyzing economic policy issues directly related to the electricity or gas industries or network industries.          
    For GS-13:  Candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) experience using statistical software (e.g., SAS, STATA, R) to conduct empirical analysis of large data sets associated with the regulation of the electricity or gas industries; OR (2) experience using optimization software (e.g., GAMS, AMPL, MATLAB, PROMOD, Pyomo) to simulate and analyze electricity markets; OR (3) experience reviewing and analyzing economic policy issues directly related to the electricity or gas industries.           

    For all grades, you must also show successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to:
    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.
    You MUST submit your transcripts along with your application in order to be considered for these positions. For more information on education requirements, please visit: http://www.ferc.gov/careers/qualifications/0110.asp

    FERC is ranked in the top 5 among mid-size agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings.  FERC has consistently ranked number 1 in Work/Life Balance, as well. As a leader in Work/Life Balance FERC is proud to offer telework flexibilities in accordance with agency policy. Telework is not guaranteed and is offered on a case-by-case basis. FERC does not currently have any 100 percent telework positions.

    When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. You must submit all required information by the closing date. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned. If you are selected at a grade lower than the highest shown in this listing, you will be placed under a career development plan and can be non-competitively promoted when you successfully complete the requirements for the higher grade. Before entering on duty, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. Please use the following link for additional information: Mythbusters of Federal Hiring Policies.

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

    We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified', or 'Qualified' Category. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The Occupational Questions are used to evaluate your relevant educational and work experience. The questions are related to competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities such as:

    • Skill in evaluating policy options for effects on incentives, competition and cost/benefit to stakeholders through the use of appropriate economic analysis techniques.
    • Knowledge of economics generally, and knowledge of organized wholesale electric power markets specifically.
    • Skill in encouraging and facilitating cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; skill in fostering commitment and team spirit; ability to work with others to achieve goals.
    • Skill in recognizing or using correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; ability to produce written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience
    • Ability to express information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); skill in making clear and convincing oral presentations; skill in listening to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

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