Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 18, 2019
Closes
Apr 18, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


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

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (All Grades) You must have 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.

    Combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in economics as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Examples of qualifying experience include (this list is not all inclusive): a. Individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusion and report preparation; b. Supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or c. Teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and include one of the following: (1) personal research that produced evidence of results; (2) direction of graduate theses in economics, or (3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in economics.

    In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:

    GS-09 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience applying methods and principles of economics and their application to research projects; experience with research, study design and administration processes; experience in determining the economic significance of the information reported on the tax returns, and tax laws; experience in oral communications and descriptive report writing; experience developing, analyzing, and presenting statistical information; experience using economic and statistical programs and understanding their usefulness in evaluating or completing research projects; experience using user oriented computer programming languages and statistical software packages; and demonstrated experience in the rules, regulations, procedures, and related systems applicable to the area of responsibility.

    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's or equivalent graduate degree in economics. OR 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree in economics.

    GS-11 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrated professional experience applying the methods and principles of economics and their application to research projects; experience conducting research, study design and the administration of the processes; experience in understanding the economic significance of the information reported on tax returns, experience understanding tax laws and the impact of proposed tax law changes on research projects; experience developing, analyzing, and presenting statistical information; experience understanding laws, rules, regulations, and systems applicable to the area of responsibility; experience using user oriented computer programming languages and statistical software packages; and demonstrated skill in oral communications and descriptive report writing.

    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in economics. OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in economics.

    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    GS-12 LEVEL:
    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: Demonstrated professional experience applying the methods and principles of economics and their application to research projects; experience conducting research, study design and the administration of the processes; experience in understanding the economic significance of the information reported on tax returns, experience understanding tax laws and the impact of proposed tax law changes on research projects; experience developing, analyzing, and presenting statistical information; experience understanding laws, rules, regulations, and systems applicable to the area of responsibility; experience using user oriented computer programming languages and statistical software packages; and demonstrated skill in oral communications and descriptive report writing.

    - The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or VolunteerService. 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/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

    Positions are located in Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Deputy CFO, Corporate Budget, Financial Plan & Analysis Office in Washington, DC (1 Vacancy).

    - 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 bargaining unit position.
    - We offer opportunities for telework.
    - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    - A 1-year probationary period is required.
    - A 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period is required.
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
    - 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.
    - File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
    - Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.
    - Tour of Duty:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    - Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements


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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: Economics, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication/Speaking, Problem Solving/Decisiveness, Quantitative Techniques, Technology Application, Writing. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) 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.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category for this position, except at the GS-09 and above.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

    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 receive a rating of category B or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.   


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