Supervisory Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jun 13, 2019
Closes
Jun 20, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

This position is located in the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, Strategic Information, Evaluation and Informatics Division, Expenditure Analysis Branch, GH/OHA/SIEI/EA, at 2100 Crystal City Drive, Arlington,VA.,

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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Economist, you will:
  • Supervise a professional support staff to include employees up to the GS-14 level, performing the administrative and human resources management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Serve as Branch Chief and the Bureau's expert on health economics and costing, providing guidance on policy and programming.
  • Represent GH/OHA on interagency financial monitoring working groups, in coordination and collaboration with colleagues within the Bureau for Global Health, and other United States Government Agencies.
  • Serve as technical lead for HIV/AIDS program and interventions, with key technical emphasis on the economic evaluation of HIV/AIDS programs, expenditure reporting, costing, cost modeling, cost effectiveness analysis and the use of cost information to maximize program efficiency.
  • Serve as Health Economist providing technical regulatory, analytical and advisory services.
  • Keep the Bureau abreast of the latest best practices, research, emerging trends, and innovation activities related to PEPFAR costing.
  • Monitor USAID implementing partner work in the field, including fulfillment of AOR/COR and/or technical advisor role as required.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel up to 30% to and in developing countries is required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14 - The full performance level of this position is GS-14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.


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.

Qualifications

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. 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 experience:Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position include experience: (a) serving as a lead for implementing strategic direction and guidance to field programs; (b) managing or providing technical oversight to programs devoted to health economic or costing of international HIV/public health programs; (c) providing technical or managerial oversight to staff in health economics or costing of HIV/public health programs; (d) serving as a Contracting and/or Agreement Officer's Representative (COR/AOR).

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.

CTAP / ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

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

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 you are in the 0110 Economics Series.

Additional information

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

Basis of Rating: This position falls under the government-wide direct-hire authority, granted by OPM, therefore, all applicants who meet the basic requirement (education, specialized experience) for the position will be referred for further review and consideration of the relevant expertise.

Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • CTAP Eligibles: Must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, an SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a direct reassign or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent, along with your application/resume package.
  • If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit a copy of your transcript (unofficial or official) or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and the quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information. Please be advised that an official transcript will be required if you are selected for the position.
  • Transcripts


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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