Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Dec 01, 2021
Closes
Dec 04, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Plans and conducts studies applying economic theory and econometric techniques to the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of program planning, evaluation, and general management data.

Designs and conducts economic studies to produce projections in the areas of labor force, productivity, and National Income and Product Accounts measures of economic output to be used in projecting trust fund revenues and expenditures.

Develops and designs computer programs necessary to produce statistical data and research reports.

Analyzes and responds to outside studies and inquiries relating to projections of SSA revenues and expenditures.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Selective Service Registration, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results
  • Selectees may be required to serve a 1 year probationary period
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement
  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. See Additional Information section.


Qualifications

To qualify for this GS-9 level position, you must have one of the following:
  • At least Fifty-two (52) weeks of specialized experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been performed at a level equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Such experience includes using economic software packages to process, analyze, and interpret economic data. OR
  • A 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. NOTE: Transcripts are required to substantiate claimed education. OR
  • A combination of graduate level coursework and specialized experience (as described above) which equals 100 percent of total requirements of this grade level. NOTE: Transcripts are required to substantiate education.
To qualify for this GS-11 level position, you must have one of the following:
  • At least Fifty-two (52) weeks of specialized experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been performed at a level equivalent to the GS-9 in the Federal service. OR
  • A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position. NOTE: Transcripts are required to substantiate education. OR
  • A combination of graduate level coursework and specialized experience (as described above) which equals 100 percent of total requirements of this grade level. NOTE: Transcripts are required to substantiate education
In addition to the above requirements for the GS-9 and GS-11, applicants must also meet the following minimum education requirement for Economics positions: A. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus, OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education, as described below. Examples of qualifying experience include:
  • individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;
  • supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or
  • teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following (1) personal research that produced evidence of results, (2) direction of graduate theses in economics, or (3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems.
Experience in related fields that did not involve the use and understanding of economic principles and theories may not be used as qualifying experience for these positions. NOTE: A transcript MUST be provided with your application to substantiate required education. Unofficial transcripts (Including screen-prints from your schools web portal) are acceptable for initial application, however, your transcript must show a conferred/awarded date prior to the closing date of this announcement. Official transcripts are required at the time of appointment.

Education

If you are qualifying on the basis of education or satisfying an educational requirement, submit a copy of your transcripts that includes your name, the name of the educational institution, course title(s), number of credits, grade, and date of completion. Unofficial transcripts or screenshots of electronic/web transcripts with the required information will be accepted at the time of application. You must submit your transcripts according to the application submission details of this announcement. Documents will not be accepted via email or regular mail. If selected, you may be required to provide your official college transcripts prior to the effective date of the personnel action placing you into the new position.

Foreign Education: If your transcripts show education completed in foreign colleges or universities, you must also provide documentation that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in a conventional/accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

Additional information

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov .

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees must 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 no later than November 22, 2021 and submit documentation of vaccination by November 23, 2021 OR shortly after appointment or onboarding with SSA, if this occurs after November 22, 2021. At the time of selection, SSA will provide additional information regarding what documentation you must provide and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

Additional selections may be made for this vacancy six months from the closing date of this announcement.

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