Industry Economist - Direct Hire
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You must submit an unofficial or official transcript by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
***This is an open continuous vacancy announcement which allows acceptance of applications through the closing date. The intent of this announcement is to establish a standing register of qualified candidates. Applicants will be referred periodically throughout the announcement period. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. The first cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be May 3, 2019; subsequent cut-off dates will be June 3, 2019; July 3, 2019; August 5, 2019; September 5, 2019; October 7, 2019; November 7, 2019; December 9, 2019; January 9, 2020; February 10, 2020; March 10, 2020 and April 2, 2020.****
Under this Direct-Hire announcement, all applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements at the grade level they are applying will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veteran's Preference, Schedule A, Category Rating, and other methods of consideration DO NOT APPLY for this announcement under a Direct-Hire Authority.
Veteran's Preference, category rating and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply under the Direct Hire process.
Selection made under this announcement will be processed as a new appointment to the Civil Service.
Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.
Appointment is contingent upon initial and continued compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-0110 series can be found at the following website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/economist-series-0110/
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must also meet specialized experience requirements described below.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
For the GS-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes applying quantitative methods and techniques used to evaluate information concerning mathematical, statistical, or economic factors related to energy market conditions or energy industry practices; and drafting reports and/or written results.
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
For the GS-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes developing methods used to gather, analyze and evaluate information concerning critical mathematical, statistical, economic or other relevant factors related to energy market conditions, or energy industrial practices; planning and executing a variety of projects pertaining to energy; and developing strategic planning activities, including program objectives, goals, or measures.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at this GS-12 grade level.
For the GS-13, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes analyzing and evaluating current methods used to gather, analyze and evaluate information concerning mathematical, statistical, economic or other relevant factors related to energy market conditions or energy industrial practices in order to make improvements; creating, performing and documenting economic analyses involving current and projected pricing, production supply and distribution patterns, conditions and problems pertaining to the energy industry; and providing research interpretations and recommendations to senior officials based on economic research and studies.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at the GS-13 grade level.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
- Skill in formulating, planning, executing, coordinating one or more specialized areas of economics sufficient to apply new analytical developments, methodologies and research findings to broad studies of an unprecedented nature and bring such studies to meaningful conclusions.
- Knowledge of the energy industry.
- Skill in coordinating extensive projects in assigned areas of responsibility. Projects are characterized by high visibility, unusual urgency or program criticality.
- Ability to use advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of economics and related sciences and disciplines.
- Knowledge of complex subjects and industrial operations and practices under study so that conclusions reflect real world environments.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This position has a positive education requirement. Therefore, you MUST provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. If you do not do so, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration. This documentation can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. If selected, official transcripts may be requested.
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
- Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
- Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
- This is a Bargaining Unit position.
- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Under this Direct-Hire announcement, all applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements at the grade level they are applying will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veteran's Preference, Schedule A, Category Rating, and other methods of consideration DO NOT APPLY for this announcement under Direct-Hire Authority regulations.
Selections made under this announcement will be processed as new appointments to the Civil Service. Current Civil Service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the Civil Service. Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position may be required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period, if not already completed.
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.
We will also verify that you are eligible for Direct Hire Authority positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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