Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 22, 2019
Closes
May 22, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Position has educational/degree requirements (see Qualifications section).
  • EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.
  • This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

    If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.

    You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

    Economist: You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following:  economics with at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus; OR a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major, as listed.

    As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement.  However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA.  More information on verification of education can be found here:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

    To qualify for the GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level defined as performing compliance cost or benefits assessments; analyzing energy or environmental programs and policies; and applying quantitative analysis to environmental problems.

    To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as performing compliance cost or benefits assessments; influencing the development of public energy or environmental programs and policies; and applying quantitative analysis to environmental problems.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge on environmental economics; 2) Ability to utilize statistical analysis software for the development of economic studies; 3) Skill in economic analysis of environmental programs; 4) Skill in written communication; 5) Skill in oral communication; 6) Ability to collaborate with a diverse team of professionals.

    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, including volunteer experience.

    See Qualifications section.

    EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

    Are you a Displaced Federal Employee?  If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures

    If you have part-time work experience, read this:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.  

    Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.

    If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

    If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.

    Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.

    One or more positions may be filled.

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

    This position is being filled through the Office of Personnel Management’s government-wide direct-hire authority.  Under the provisions of the direct-hire authority, category rating, veterans’ preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply.  We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  All applicants who meet these requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for further consideration.  If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.


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    Drug test required No


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