Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR
This position requires a Selective Placement Factor for successful performance upon entering the job. Selective Placement Factors are knowledge, skills and/or abilities that are essential for satisfactory performance on the job. You will be ineligible for further consideration if you do not possess it.
To be considered for an Economist position, you must have:
A. Degree: Economics, that includes at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting or calculus.
B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major in economics or agricultural economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Examples of qualifying experience include: individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following (1) personal 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.
IN ADDITION to meeting the selective placement factor above, you must have the specialized experience below. You may be able to substitute your education in certain instances. If you can, we mention it under the appropriate grade level.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student and 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.
To qualify at the GS-14 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience obtained in the private or public sector that is equivalent to the GS-13 level. Your experience must demonstrate the following: professional experience examining economic and/or industry analyses in support of trade-related programs to help guide the analytical efforts of a program; providing expert economic advice to senior officials on the economic facets of an assigned study; conducting economic research and/or assessment in support of various projects or an assigned study; and experience formulating and completing analysis on key economic, industry, and policy issues .
There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade 14 level. Your education must be combined with specialized experience as listed above.
To qualify at the GS-15 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience obtained in the private or public sector that is equivalent to the GS-14 level. Your experience must demonstrate the following: professional experience examining economic and/or industry analyses in support of trade-related programs to help guide the analytical efforts of a program; providing expert economic advice to senior officials on the economic facets of an assigned study; conducting economic research and/or assessment in support of various projects or an assigned study; and experience formulating and completing analysis on key economic, industry, and policy issues .
There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade 15 level. Your education must be combined with specialized experience as listed above.
This occupation has a positive education and specialized experience requirement. Specifics are detailed below:
Basic Education requirement for all applicants:
Possession of BA or higher degree in Economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting or calculus. You are required to submit a copy of your transcript to verify this requirement.
Education must have been completed in an accredited institution, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in order to be credited. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirement if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. The following link, lists accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials: http://www.naces.org/members.htm
NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL BE FILLED USING THE SCHEDULE C HIRING AUTHORITY. AGENCIES MAY SEPARATE SCHEDULE C APPOINTEES AT ANY TIME IF THE CONFIDENTIAL OR POLICY-DETERMINING RELATIONSHIP ENDS BETWEEN THE INCUMBENT AND THEIR SUPERVISOR.
SCHEDULE C APPOINTEES ARE NOT COVERED BY STATUTORY REMOVAL PROCEDURES AND GENERALLY HAVE NO RIGHTS TO APPEAL REMOVAL ACTIONS TO THE MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD.
THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED APPOINTMENT.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you are registered with the Selective Service or are exempt under Selective Service regulations. For additional information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/
Excepted Service Appointments: This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer rights to permanent Civil Service status.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
- Experience performing data analysis
- Applying economic theory and industry information to perform empirical analysis
- Written and oral communication skill and abilities
- Performing work in a team environment
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.
We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications and/or education on the information provided and evaluate your relevant education and/or work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) mentioned above. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s).
Better: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position.
Good: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications and/or education of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the candidates in the Best category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
If you are selected for an interview, you can expect a structured panel interview process, which will include between 2 and 4 members. In addition to the interview, you can expect to present your recent research in a seminar.
To preview the assessment questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10415775 Read more Security clearance Confidential Drug test required No