Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other work characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. The Selective Placement Factor for this position is:
- experience in performing forensic economic, quantitative, statistical, or financial analysis on projects evaluating trading activities or trading strategies involving commodities, derivatives, equities and/or debt securities. (Application materials must reflect this knowledge in order to receive credit for this selective placement factor).
You must possess at least one year of specialized experience at the GS/CT-11 or equivalent. Specialized experience includes such duties as producing economic analysis of derivative markets OR analyzing potential market manipulation or market disruptions through analysis of trading behavior and producing graphical and statistical analysis of large data sets using programming languages and analytical tools, specifically SAS, STATA, MATLAB, VBA, SQL, Java, Python and/or R.
You must possess one year of specialized experience at the GS/CT-12 or equivalent. Specialized experience includes such duties as producing economic analysis of derivative markets OR analyzing potential market manipulation or market disruptions through analysis of trading behavior and producing graphical and statistical analysis of large financial data sets using programming languages and tools, specifically SAS, STATA, MATLAB, VBA, SQL, Java, Python and/or R. Developing investigative techniques/tools to evaluate whether trading activity is manipulative, disruptive or otherwise unlawful.
As a basic requirement, all applicants for professional Economist positions must demonstrate either:
- A successful completion of 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; OR
- A combination of education and experience – course equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Relocation. Relocation expenses will not be paid
CTAP and ICTAP. Candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents: 1. A copy of your specific RIF notice, written notice of your expected separation or other documentation of priority consideration status; 2. A copy of your latest SF-50 - noting current position, grade level, and duty location; 3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and 4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following: 1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, or notice of disability annuity termination; 2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your position, grade level, and duty location; 3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and 4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities: 1. VRA - http://federaljobs.net/veterans.htm 2. VEOA - http://opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp 3. 30% or more disabled veteran - http://opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp 4. Persons with disabilities - http://www.opm.gov/DISABILITY/ 5. CTAP - http://www.opm.gov/ctap/ 6. ICTAP - http://www.opm.gov/ctap/
EEO Policy Statement. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation. Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under CFTC Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran’s preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
- Economic Analysis
- Technical Application
- Database Management Systems
- Skill in Communication
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