Economist, GS-0110-12/13, Census-DHA-WKD

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jan 18, 2019
Closes
Jan 26, 2019
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.
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • You may be required to complete a Financial Disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    A probationary period may be required. 

    This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

    This is a BARGAINING unit position.

    Relocation expenses may be paid.

    Minimum Education Requirement: 

    A. Degree: In economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting , or calculus. You have (or within 9 months will have) successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting or calculus.

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    B. A combination of education and experience that includes courses consisting of at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Examples of qualifying experience include: (a) individual economic planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; (b) supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or (c) teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following: (1) original 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.

    Specialized Experience: 

    For GS-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal services. 

    Examples of specialized experience for this position include: conducting independent, original economic research in applied microeconomics fields such as health, income, poverty, labor economics, econometrics, industrial organization, trade, macroeconomics or innovation; utilizing statistical packages to analyze household survey microdata or administrative record data; demonstrating ability to use appropriate econometric techniques in the analysis and interpretation of economic research questions; providing written analysis to communicate economic findings; presenting research findings to professional organizations or academic audiences.

    Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.

    For GS-13, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal services.

    Examples of specialized experience for this position include: conducting independent, original economic research in the fields such as health, income, poverty, labor economics, econometrics, industrial organization, trade, macroeconomics or innovation; leading to publications in peer-reviewed academic journals; demonstrating ability to use appropriate econometric techniques in the analysis and interpretation of economic research questions without supervision; providing written analysis to communicate economic findings to a broad variety of audiences; regularly presenting research findings to professional organizations or academic audiences; leading or guiding others in conducting empirical economic research. 

    Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.

    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 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 resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority (DHA), rating, ranking and veterans' preference does not apply; therefore, your responses to the questionnaire will not be used to determine a scored rating. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements, as defined in the job opportunity announcement, will be referred for selection consideration. While veterans' preference does not apply in DHA, preference eligibles are encouraged to submit their supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.).

    Applicants applying as CTAP or ICTAP candidates, and are determined CTAP or ICTAP eligible, must exceed the minimum qualification requirements to be referred under this selection priority placement program by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. For those deemed eligible and who meet the minimum qualifications, 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). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles who are not determined well-qualified by scoring at least 85 will not be referred under the CTAP/ICTAP selection priority placement program; however, will be referred for selection consideration with other minimally qualified applicants. The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies, please do not provide a separate written response.

     The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Knowledge of the principles and theories of economics and tools of economic research.
    • Ability to carry out a research agenda using large data sets in the field of economics, particularly related to health. disability, income, poverty, labor economics, econometrics, industrial organization, or trade.
    • Ability to review and evaluate research proposals, ensuring the technical accuracy, effectiveness, significance, and appropriateness of completed work.
    • Ability to author technical analyses on economic topics. 
    • Ability to communicate research results to technical and professional audiences. 

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


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    Drug test required No


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