Financial Economist (Research)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 28, 2022
Closes
Feb 05, 2022
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-15. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
- Planning and conducting research projects, and preparing analyses and evaluations of specific developments and proposals relating to taxes. Developing models to analyze the economic consequences of these tax proposals.
- Writing memoranda and reports based upon prior economic and statistical studies and draws upon specialized knowledge of the economy, the tax system, and related administrative procedures.
- Providing authoritative advice on the design and development of analytical models for forecasting Federal tax receipts.

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


  • Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized experience for the GS-14: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
    - Experience providing authoritative advice on proposed tax legislation and economic provisions; AND
    - Experience conducting economic analysis and studies, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues; AND
    - Experience developing models to analyze tax policy issues and produce revenue estimates and receipts forecasts, using micro-simulation, econometric and other statistical techniques; AND
    - Experience performing a wide range of applied microeconomic research, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues; AND
    - Experience preparing analytical research findings for Congressional testimony.

    Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have at least 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:

    - Experience conducting economic analysis and studies, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues.; AND
    - Experience developing models to analyze tax policy issues and produce revenue estimates and receipts forecasts, using micro-simulation, econometric and other statistical techniques.; AND
    - Experience performing a wide range of applied microeconomic research, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues.; AND
    - Experience presenting the results of such analyses, studies, and research, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.

    Specialized experience for the GS-12: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

    - Experience conducting economic analysis and studies, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues.; AND
    - Experience performing a wide range of applied microeconomic research, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues.; AND
    - Experience presenting the results of such analyses, studies, and research, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.

    Education

    Education 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.

    Examples of qualifying experience include:
    1. Individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;
    2. Supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or
    3. 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. Special attention on this point should be given to certain types of work that may or may not have provided professional economic experience. The following examples of work require special care in such determinations: economic statistics; industrial surveys; management of individual business enterprises, including farms; industrial planning; writing or editorial work in economic subjects; and financial market analysis.


    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.
    • Relocation expenses may be paid.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    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.
    • 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 before appointment or onboarding. The bureau human resources office will provide information on how to request a legally required exception from this requirement, if applicable. You will be required to provide a copy of written documentation/proof of vaccination such as a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card prior to receiving a final job offer. If you did not receive a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or no longer have it in your possession, contact the provider from which you received your vaccine or your state health department immunization information system. If you fail to provide satisfactory proof of vaccination or to establish entitlement to an exception, you will not be eligible for employment with the agency.

    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