District of Columbia, D.C
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time

Conducts comprehensive economic analysis of the telecommunications and/or media industries. Provides expert technical economic advice on Commission rulemakings, including evaluation of the validity and significance of economic analyses submitted to the Commission. Provides economic analysis and support for mergers and transactions reviewed by the Commission. Provides economic and data analysis for Congressionally mandated reports. Develops narrative, statistical, and/or graphical reports of analysis. The incumbent also has the opportunity to publish working papers or other independent research related to communications and Commission priorities.

The Office of Economics and Analytics is a highly collaborative and collegial environment with approximately 60 economists. Most projects are performed in interdisciplinary teams of economists and other professional staff (attorneys, engineers, statisticians, and computer programmers).


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship.
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.
  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • Education-Transcripts Required

Please note your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the vacancy questions. Your resume is an integral part of the process for determining if you meet the basic qualifications of the position and determine if you are to be among the best qualified.

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.


Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement in order to be considered for the position. GS-15: In addition to meeting the basic educational requirements, you must have 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.

Unofficial or official transcripts must be submitted to verify educational qualification requirements. If transcripts are not submitted, candidates will be deemed ineligible.

Basic Requirements: 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. Additional experience and educational requirements: Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is the experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-15 For this position, specialized experience involves a background in microeconomics (applied or theoretical) and/or econometrics. Applied microeconomics fields include industrial organization and others, such as labor, transportation, urban, or environmental. For candidates with applied microeconomics qualifications, specialized experience also includes the application of appropriate estimation methods to the analysis of large data sets. Specialized experience involves research and/or analysis of consumer or firm behavior under varying market structure conditions. Candidates will have undertaken research and/or analysis that require considerable planning and coordination and will have demonstrated an ability to work on a number of complex projects simultaneously. Prior experience should include the full range of responsibilities, from initiation of the investigation and design of the economic research methodology, through the interpretation of findings and preparation of a final report. As independent professionals responsible for each step of the investigative process, economists are expected to be accountable for the thoroughness of their research and the validity of their interpretations and conclusions. Specialized experience may also include a teaching position in a college or university which included both class instruction in microeconomics or the relevant related fields mentioned above and either 1) relevant independent microeconomic research, 2) direction of graduate theses in microeconomics, or 3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical applied or theoretical microeconomics problems.

The level of experience in the economic field of microeconomics is demonstrated by experience such as: candidates have at least three credited publications in peer-reviewed journals or have made significant contributions to three or more publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or have supervised research and/or thesis work of graduate economists in microeconomics and/or have played a lead role in analysis used in agency policy-making involving microeconomic analysis.


Must have completed a 4 year course of study leading to a degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

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