Senior Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 19, 2019
Closes
Apr 27, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Most recent SF-50 showing tenure code "1" or "2" (see Required Documents).
  • You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Direct Hire Authority: This position is being filled using 5 U.S.C. 3309-3318 or 5 CFR part 211 and part 337, subpart A , which is the OPM approved government-wide direct-hire authority.  Direct-hire authority permits hiring without regard to sections 3309 through 3318 of title 5, including the following competitive requirements: veterans’ preference; "Rule of three;” and rating procedures.

    GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; we consider part-time work on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: (a) ability to develop and apply economic techniques and methodologies to develop new economic guidelines; (b) ability to write policies and standards for agency-wide economic programs and activities; and the ability to deal tactfully and convincingly with others regarding the coordination of policies and procedures; and (c) ability to plan, organize, and carry out studies involving the economic analysis of major agency programs of national scope and impact. Participates in the development and documentation of long- and short-range planning efforts.

    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, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.



    A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

    Education Requirements:

    Degree: 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 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. You will be required to show proof of educational requirements as well as proof if you are in the 0110 Economics Series. 

    USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries around the world, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes; when rights are repressed; when hunger, disease and poverty rob people of opportunity; USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world’s most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse and adhere to USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
     
    These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP’s) under the Agency’s approved Drug-Free Work Place Program.  All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

    Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies:

    https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf

    EEO Policy: EEO Policy Statement.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement.

    Veterans' Information:  Veterans Information.

    Telework: https://www.telework.gov/.

    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/.

    It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.  Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Although an individual’s conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including behavior during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, a financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

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

    We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job and eligibility requirements, including the education and experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible. We will refer all candidates that we rank as Highly Qualified to the hiring manager, and they may invite the referred applicants for an interview. 


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    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required Yes


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