Research Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 23, 2021
Closes
Oct 28, 2021
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located at Departmental Offices, Domestic Finance-Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. As a Research Analyst, you will perform research and program analyst responsibilities regarding the magnitude and impact of the CDFI Fund programs and award recipients.

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Responsibilities

**IMPORTANT PLEASE READ** This announcement contains a two-phase process. Upon completion of Phase 1, if you self-certify that you meet minimum qualifications and you are determined to be eligible for the Phase 2 questions, you will receive an email containing additional instructions. If you move on to the next phase, it will take one hour, at a minimum, to complete.

As a Research Analyst, you will:

- Work closely with CDFI Fund stakeholders, including managers, policy makers, and other information users, to identify information gaps and needs, and plan financial strategy programs and carry out research projects conforming with Federal mandates and Treasury and CDFI Fund missions.

- Develop meaningful performance models and impact measures in order to guide the use of Fund resources.

- Perform demographic, portfolio, and market analyses to measure the availability of financial services in underserved markets.

- Assess the sustainability of the Fund's programs and operations.

- Work with industry experts and build models for measuring community impact and prepare reports.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel, as defined by agency policy, may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



This opportunity is also open to any US citizen to apply under Announcement 21-DO-791-P. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

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.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. Nationals
  • All new hires will be required to comply with federal ethics laws. A review of financial or other interests may be conducted to determine if they create any real or apparent conflict of interests with official Treasury duties.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes ALL of the following:
    - Performing community and economic development finance research using financial institution and Census Bureau socioeconomic data; AND
    - Manipulating, merging, and managing large scale databases using SAS or STATA software, SQL or comparable software for data merging and statistical analysis.
    Time in Grade: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:

    For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework as determined by agency policy.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules as determined by agency policy.
    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.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits


    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 résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

    Rating :
    There will be a two-phased process.

    Phase 1: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Specialized experience, Technical skills, Communication, and Interpersonal skills.

    Phase 2: If you have self-certified that you meet the minimum qualifications requirements and your assessment scores high enough in Phase 1, you will receive an email containing additional information about Phase 2. If you move on to Phase 2, you will receive instructions for completing narrative response questions. Please be sure to allow sufficient time to complete the questions before the close date of the second announcement. Failure to complete the narrative questions will result in an incomplete application and no further consideration will be given. Your responses will be rated and ranked into categories by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to determine your level of proficiency.

    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. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

    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 receive a score of at least 85 or score in the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 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).Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package.

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé 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 résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .
    CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
    - You must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
    - If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment ( VRA ), you must submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge ( Member 4 ) and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
    - Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

    Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).
    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 you must submit in order to be eligible.
    If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    REINSTATEMENT: If you are a former federal employee and wish to be non-competitively reinstated for a higher grade or full performance level than which you left federal employment, you MUST provide a copy of your separation SF50 (the "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2") AND the last performance appraisal you received from your federal employment which shows at least a fully successful rating.

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