Research Economist (Researcher-Interdisciplinary)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 18, 2019
Closes
Jun 20, 2019
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The position is located in the Office of Financial Research, Deputy Director, Research and Analysis Center. The OFR was established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in the Treasury Department to provide data and analysis to the Financial Stability Oversight Council and its member agencies, improve the quality and transparency of financial information, conduct and sponsor research related to financial stability, and promote best practices in risk management.

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Responsibilities

As a Research Economist, you will:
  • Make recommendations to senior OFR staff, assessing the significance of financial, economic, and technological developments and their impact on the financial system.
  • Analyze and assess the potential impact of existing or proposed policies on the financial system.
  • Prepare or assist the OFR staff in preparing Congressional testimony, speeches, and other presentations on significant issues related to domestic finance.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
53

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals


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

Qualifications

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

Specialized experience for the Band 53, (GS 13): An applicant must have one year of specialized experience at or, equivalent to at least the Band 52 (GS-12) in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes:

-Planning, conducting, and completing economic or financial research papers, not required or submitted for course requirements, using economic data or developing economic models on topics related to financial markets, financial institutions, or financial stability; AND
-Experience serving as a subject matter expert in regulatory rule-makings directly pertaining to the reporting of financial transactions of financial market participants.

Examples of experience planning, conducting and completing research might include:
-Serving as a research assistant at a college or university for work led by a faculty member or professor on topics regarding financial markets, financial institutions, or financial stability, or independently planning, conducting, and executing research on such topics; OR
-Serving as a teaching assistant for a college or graduate-level course in economics, finance, or mathematics led by a faculty member or professor, or independently planning and teaching a college or graduate-level course in those fields; OR
-Applying quantitative analytical and research techniques to examine questions concerning financial markets, financial institutions, or financial stability, and writing or co-authoring papers based on that research and intended for publication in a relevant academic, peer-reviewed journal.

Examples of experience related to rule-making might include:
-Providing subject matter expertise in finance or economics in the formulation of regulatory rules directly pertaining to specific financial markets (e.g., corporate bond, equity, commodity, short-term funding markets), financial contracts (e.g., options, futures, forwards, swaps, repurchase agreements), or financial data (e.g., transactions, positions).

Examples that do not meet the specialized experience include:
-Experience related to budgeting, corporate financial analysis, accounting, cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness, procurement, data management, data operations, IT management of data, operations research, marketing research, equity or fixed income or other securities analysis; AND/OR
-Teaching experience below the college or university level and/or outside the fields of economics, finance, or mathematics.

Research experience on topics related to financial stability is preferred but not required.



Education

Education Requirements:

Basic Requirements for Economist, 0110

A. Degree: Economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. OR
B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

OR
Basic Requirements for Mathematician

A. Degree: mathematics; or the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics. OR
B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in mathematics (including at least 24 semester hours in mathematics), as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

The total course work in either A or B above must have included differential and integral calculus and, in addition, four advanced mathematics courses requiring calculus or equivalent mathematics courses as a prerequisite.


The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information

- 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 non-bargaining unit position.
- We may offer opportunities for telework.
- We may offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- 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.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on, if required.
- Undergo an income tax verification, if required.

- Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Rating:

Rating: You must submit a resume and, if you wish, a cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position. Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Specialized experience, Technical, Analytical, Research & Analysis, Communication.

This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply.

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.

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 be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You are not required to submit transcripts for this initial phase of the application process. Candidates will be referred for consideration based on their self-certification. If you are selected for a position which has a positive education requirement (as described in the vacancy announcement) and/or you are qualifying solely on your education, you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.

It is recommended that transcripts are submitted with application but not required.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page .

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency, if you are selected. Refer to the OPM instructions .

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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