Research Economist Research Mathematician Research Statistician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 24, 2021
Closes
Dec 02, 2021
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Research Economist you will:

-Plan and conduct complex financial and economic research projects, including but not limited to short and long-term assignments involving broad systemic risk measurement and monitoring, and the identification and evaluation of innovation and its impact on financial markets, institutions, and the economy.

-Serve as an expert technical advisor, assessing the significance of financial, economic, and technological developments and their impact both nationally and internationally. Evaluate, interpret, and assess the impact of market trends, financial systems and programs, and the changing economic climate, ensuring that OFR senior management is provided with accurate and well-understood economic data and information.

-Develop, identify, and apply statistical models and empirical techniques to analyze and assess factors affecting the financial system. Determine the most productive areas of research relative to OFR's financial programs and takes full responsibility for formulating program needs and developing and carrying out to completion related research plans.

-Collaborate with other Senior Researchers within and outside of the Office to monitor and assess the significance of current and future financial, economic, political, and technological developments, including producing authoritative memos and papers on such developments, occasionally under tight time constraints. Provide oral and written briefings to staff and senior officials within the Office on significant issues related to risks to the financial system.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



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."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • Public Trust background investigation will be required

  • 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 by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized experience for the Band 60, (GS 14): An applicant must have one year of specialized experience at or, equivalent to at least the Band 53 (GS-13) in the Federal service, directly related to the position to be filled and that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
    Specialized experience for this position includes:

    - Writing research papers published in academic, peer-reviewed journals related to economic or topics on financial markets, financial institutions, or financial stability; AND
    -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.

    Examples of experience related to research might include:

    -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 that have been published in a relevant academic, peer-reviewed journal or a government working paper series; OR
    --Serving as a subject-matter expert on issues related to the financial stability of the financial system at a government agency.

    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 security analysis; AND/OR
    -Teaching experience below the college or university level and/or outside the fields of economics, finance, or mathematics.

    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, 1520

    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.

  • OR
  • Basic Requirements for Statistician, 1530
  • Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing. OR

  • Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non bargaining unit position.
    • A recruitment incentive may be offered.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • We offer opportunities for telework per agency policy.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    • 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.

    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


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