Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
May 23, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Approximately 10% annually.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
  • Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.  Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

    In addition, to the Basic Requirements outlined under education requirements, to qualify applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service completing the following:

    (1) Experience applying knowledge of economics to a wide range of analysis defined by statutes, executive orders and 0MB circulars.
    (2) Experience evaluating and formulating economic analysis on proposed regulations and standards according to criteria set forth in government regulations (such as: Regulatory Flexibility Act, SBREFA, 0MB Circular A-4, and the Paperwork Reduction Act).
    (3) Experience with formulating rationale for formal economic analysis proposed rules and regulatory economic analyses.
    (4) Prepares technically sound and/or politically sensitive economic studies;
    (5) Experience serving as a technical expert in quantitative analysis, economic modeling, and econometrics, using the office STAT A statistical software, econometrics packages, and Excel spreadsheet software.

    Basic Requirements
    1. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

    OR

    2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    Evaluation of Experience

    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 (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.

    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. Special attention on this point should be given to certain types of work that may or may not have provided professional economic experience. The following examples of work require special care in such determinations:

    1. economic statistics;
    2. industrial surveys;
    3. management of individual business enterprises, including farms;
    4. industrial planning;
    5. writing or editorial work in economic subjects; and
    6. financial market analysis.

    Related Information Associated Group Standard

    Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.

    Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.   Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

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

    Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 80 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

    • Research - Knowledge of the scientific principles, methods, & processes used to conduct a systematic objective inquiries; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data;& the reporting of results.
    • Economics - Knowledge of economic policy, principles, & practices, market and non-market values, and the analysis and reporting of economic data.
    • Manages and Organizes Information - Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods.
    • Oral Communication - Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
    • Writing - Uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information in a brief, clear, and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.
    • Teamwork - Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment & team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
    • Cost-Benefit Analysis - Knowledge of the principles and methods of cost-benefit analysis, including the time value of money, present value concepts, and quantifying tangible and intangible benefits.


    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.


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