Financial Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 26, 2019
Closes
May 04, 2019
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
  • The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience for the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service.
    Specialized experience for this position includes:
    Experience as a team lead or manager with
    - Experience working at a bank, investment fund, or institution that performs financial or economic analysis; AND
    - Experience working in international financial market sectors, such as sovereign debt, corporate debt, foreign exchange markets, equity markets, credit markets, commodities, or mortgage market; AND
    - Experience conducting market, financial, or economic analyses and relating them to public policy or international relations; AND
    - Experience leading, as well as independently drafting, analysis and studies for senior decision makers, investors, and upper-level management; AND
    - Experience mentoring and training junior team members.

    Specialized Experience for the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service.
    Specialized experience for this position includes:

    - Experience working at a bank, investment fund, or institution that performs economic or financial analysis; AND
    - Experience working in international financial market sectors, such as sovereign debt, corporate debt, foreign exchange markets, equity markets, credit markets, commodities, or mortgage market, AND
    - Experience conducting market, financial, or economic analyses and relating them to public policy or international relations; AND
    - Experience independently drafting analysis and studies for senior decision makers or investors; AND
    - Experience mentoring and training junior team members.

    Specialized Experience for the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

    -Experience working on a trading floor or portfolio management in one or several asset classes, such as sovereign debt, corporate debt, foreign exchange (FX) markets, equity markets, credit markets, mortgage market, or derivatives; OR
    -Experience conducting market, financial, or economic analyses and relating it to public policy. AND
    -Experience communicating clearly and succinctly in written and verbal form such analyses and studies to decision makers or investors.


    Education Requirements:  

    Applicants for this position must meet the following

    BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:
    A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that met all of that institution's requirements for a bachelor's or higher degree with a major in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. OR
    B. A combination of education and experience -courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. 

    Education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
    - Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    - A recruitment incentive may be offered.
    - Student loan repayment may be offered.
    - We may offer opportunities for telework.
    - We may offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    - File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on, if required.
    - Undergo an income tax verification, if required

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Analytical, Communication and Technical. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B, or C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Referral:  This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.


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    Drug test required No


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