Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 22, 2019
Closes
Feb 22, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional travel to ports, grain elevators, rail yards, barge terminals, and farms may require appropriate safety precautions.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a US Citizen or US National
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT: 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 shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    FOR THE GS-11 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level that demonstrates:
    • Developing written and oral reports concerning the domestic and/or international transportation of agricultural commodities.
    • Performing analyses related to supply, demand, commodity prices, transportation rates and services, regulations and current events which can affect the movement of various agricultural commodities.
    • Researching, evaluating, and presenting applied economic data; and acquiring, processing, and analyzing data sets. Conducting reviews of economic literature, preparing technical reports/policy briefings, and communicating results to a variety of groups and individuals.

    OR Successful completion of 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Economics or a closely related field.

    Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

    FOR THE GS-12 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
    • Independently applying methods of analytical, mathematical, or statistical principles and practices as related to supply, demand, commodity prices, transportation rates and services, regulations and current events, which can affect the movement of various agricultural commodities.
    • Utilizing various analytical processes and techniques such as: setting up the problem, conducting background research, collecting and evaluating data, displaying data for analysis, formulating mathematical expressions, drawing conclusions, and determining transportation implications resulting from changes in the agricultural markets.
    • Independently analyzing data using relevant economic methods; and identifying implications of the findings as they relate to an agricultural 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 audiences at conferences or workshops.
    Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.

    TRANSCRIPTS are required if:
    • This position requires specific coursework or a degree in a specific field to be basically qualified.
    • You are qualifying for the position based on education.
    • You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education
    • This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university
    COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-11 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. To learn more about combining education and experience for this series, click the following: Combining Education and Experience for Professional and Scientific Positions

    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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Please see Qualifications Section above for educational requirements.

    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
    • First time hires to the federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected.
    • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expense associated with reporting for duty will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
    • This position is eligible for telework within the local commuting area of the duty location of the position. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.

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    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. This is a Direct-Hire Authority position, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, to include any specialized experience and/or selective placement factor(s), if applicable, will be referred to the selecting official. Before a certificate is issued to the selecting official, your application is reviewed to ensure that you meet all the qualification requirements. A rating will not be used; veteran's preference does not apply due to the existence of the Direct Hire authority for this position.

    Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

    To preview the application questionnaire, please visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10421651

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    Drug test required No


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