Supervisory Economist (Director, Office of Macroeconomic Analysis)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 19, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of Macroeconomic Analysis is responsible for in-depth economic evaluation and analysis of the developments in different markets and issues as they relate to U.S. macroeconomic growth, e.g., fiscal policy, the housing market, the labor market, international growth, demographic trends, and energy markets. The results of such analysis are used in formulating and providing recommendations for the Treasury Department's proposals for legislative and Administration policies.

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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Economist (Director, Office of Macroeconomic Analysis), you will:
  • Directs the analyses and evaluations of current economic developments in a variety of areas, including (but not limited to) tracking and analyzing macroeconomic indicators; analyzing economic trends in specific industries, to evaluate the effect on those industries of proposed government policies; analyzing the factors that have an effect on U.S. competitiveness; analyzing the economic and budgetary conditions of regions, states and localities; analyzing the effects of various regulations on economic output and welfare; analyzing developments in financial markets and financial market regulation; and providing support to the Assistant Secretary and the Secretary on fiscal policy and Budget related topics.
  • Directs and supervises the preparation of substantive economic studies. These longer-term studies provide the substantive basis for decision-making by the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Assistant Secretaries. As necessary, interacts with senior level officials in other Treasury offices and government agencies, business executives, officials of trade unions, etc.
  • Directs and supervises the internal activities of the Office of Macroeconomic Analysis. This involves supervising a staff of professional economists in grades through the GS-15, and appropriate clerical support employees.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

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.

For the GS-15, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized Experience for this position is defined as:

- Independently planning and conducting economic research and analysis used by senior officials to help develop policies or strategies for economic development; AND
- Developing policy or strategy recommendations for senior officials regarding macroeconomic, financial market, national trade or development; AND
- Building positions through negotiations with U.S. interagencies; AND
- Communicating information, both orally and written, regarding relevant economic issues or legislation to senior or high ranking officials inside and outside the government.

Education

Education Requirements:

Applicants for this position must meet the following Basic Educational Requirement:

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.

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: No
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- A one year supervisory or managerial 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.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
- Undergo an income tax verification.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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: Analytical, Communication, and Leadership.

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 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
Top Secret

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). Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

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.

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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