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.
  • Must provide most recent SF-50 containing grade/step information.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. You must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. All required documents must be received by the closing of this announcement. For this vacancy you must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 showing your current grade level. If you do not submit a required document, (e.g. most recent SF-50, transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration. FERC employees must submit all the required documentation to include the SF-50 and transcripts (if appropriate).

    This position is INCLUDED in the bargaining unit.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement, and the office for that selection may vary.
    Please note - only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.

    Specialized Experience is defined as:  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.

    You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your resume will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. 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. 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 to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. Your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The ideal candidate will possess the following: 

    • 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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    Drug test required No


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