Washington D.C.
Jan 21, 2019
Jan 21, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Selective Service Registration, if applicable (
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results
  • Selectees are required to serve a 1 year probationary period
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement
  • Applicants must qualify for the series and grade of the posted position. Your resume must provide sufficient experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, language requirements, and proficiency of any required competencies to perform the specific position for which you are applying. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to this position. Please submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent in or related to economics. (To be appropriate the experience must clearly involve the use and understanding of economic principles and theories. Please see below for examples of qualifying experience.

    In addition, applicants must have either:

    A. 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.

    B. A combination of education (courses equivalent to a major in economics as previously stated in this question) and appropriate experience or additional education.
    Examples of qualifying experience include: 1) individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation, 2) supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information, or 3) teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following (a) personal research that produced evidence of results, (b) direction of graduate theses in economics, or (c) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems. NOTE: Experience in related fields that did not involve the use and understanding of economic principles and theories may not be used as qualifying experience for these positions.

    Qualification standards and additional information for this position can be found here:

    Providing Proof of Education or Substituting Education
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    If you are qualifying on the basis of education or satisfying an educational requirement, submit a copy of your transcripts that includes your name, the name of the educational institution, course title(s), number of credits, grade, and date of completion. Unofficial transcripts or screenshots of electronic/web transcripts with the required information will be accepted at the time of application. You must submit your transcripts according to the application submission details of this announcement. Documents will not be accepted via email or regular mail. If selected, you may be required to provide your official college transcripts prior to the effective date of the personnel action placing you into the new position.

    Economist position(s) are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority, open to all U.S. citizens. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service. Under the provisions of the Direct Hire Authority, Veterans Preference and the "Rule of Three" or category Rating do not apply.

    This announcement serves as public notice. Applications submitted be placed into a pool and will remain on file for selection as positions become available. Vacancies may be filled for up to 6 months after the closing date of this announcement. Applicants may not receive notifications of referral status until the full 6-month eligibility period has elapsed.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See

    Additional selections may be made for this vacancy six months from the closing date of this announcement.

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

    Please make sure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To preview the questions, click the following link:

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    Drug test required No

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