Economist - DIRECT HIRE

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 21, 2019
Closes
May 29, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Some travel will be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Review Required Documents Section - documents are required by closing date.
  • Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position.
  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
    • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel.  A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
    • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

    To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND/OR (3) meet the specialized experience requirements.


    To qualify for the GS-11 on Experience, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09, it must include:

    • Experience in conducting cost analysis (e.g., supporting regulatory evaluations or infrastructure investment decisions, etc.), or economic analysis (e.g., estimating demand models, estimating program impacts, etc.); and/or experience in conducting reviews of economic literature, preparing technical reports, and communicating results to a variety of groups and individuals.

    To qualify for the GS-11 on Education aloneyou must have:

    • 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR
    • Ph.D or
    • Equivalent doctoral degree.  


    You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience.  This must be fully supported by transcripts, that you provide with your application.

    To qualify for the GS-12 on Experience, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11, it must include:

    • Experience in independently analyzing data using relevant economic methods, such as benefit cost or econometric analysis; and identifying implications of the findings as they relate to a transportation-related issue; and/or experience preparing and presenting research summaries and other technical reports to a variety of groups and individuals, such as making project presentations to clients/sponsors or to audiences at conferences or workshops.

    You cannot qualify on education at this level, you must have experience. 

    To qualify for the GS-13, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

    • Experience in analyzing data using economic methods, such as market assessment, benefit cost or econometric analysis, and identifying implications of the findings as they relate to a transportation-related issue; and/or experience presenting research summaries and other technical reports to a variety of groups and individuals, such as making project presentations to clients/sponsors or to audiences at conferences or workshops.

    You cannot qualify on education at this level, you must have experience. 

    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.

    For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link:  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

    Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

    Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    In order to qualify for this series, you must meet the following:

    Degree in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

    OR

    Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as indicated above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    This announcement establishes an open continuous period for this Economist position. We will perform interim reviews of all applications as they become vacant.  You must meet all eligible requirements at the time of consideration.  All applications received by the closing date will be reviewed.  Duty locations will vary.  The difference in the salary is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/

    Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

    EEO STATEMENT: The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.

    This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency in the locations listed to fill similar positions within 90 days.

    PLEASE NOTE:  If you are hired for this position; you will not receive additional consideration from this announcement.  

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

    For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for this position, specifically the educational and specialized experience requirements. 

    Applicants will not be rated or ranked.  Veteran's Preference does NOT apply.

    All applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the selecting official.

    DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.  All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated by a resume. If, upon review, it is determined that your resume and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be removed from consideration.

    Ultimately, the Automated Staffing Office is responsible for determining an applicant's eligibility. Please ensure that your resume provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions.


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    Drug test required No


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