Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 08, 2019
Closes
Apr 08, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Selective Service Registration, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results
  • Selectees may be 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 have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes research into economic phenomena, analysis of economic data, and the preparation of interpretive reports; advice and consultation on economic matters; and the performance of other professional work in economics including planning and conducting studies and projects applying economic theory and econometric techniques to the analysis, interpretation and presentation of data.
    Your resume or SSA-45 must describe your experience as it relates to the qualifications for this position. Current and former federal employees must include the applicable pay scale and grade level of all federal positions and the dates you served in each position.

    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.

    Transcripts are required to substantiate claimed education.

    Qualification standards and additional information for this position can be found here:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/economist-series-0110/

    Providing Proof of Education or Substituting Education
    For information on providing proof of education or substituting education for experience, visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp

    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.

    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 www.sss.gov.

    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.

    The evaluation you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire, which is designed to capture the desired competencies for this position. These competencies include:

    • Knowledge of economic theories, principles, research methods, techniques, and project design.
    • Skill researching social welfare and/or disability programs.
    • Skill in negotiating and communicating clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing.
    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: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10438716

    Your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method, based on your responses to the Assessment Questions. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:

    1 - Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements.
    2 - Well Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
    3 - Best Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

    Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.

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    Drug test required No


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