Financial Economist


Vacancy ID: 763468   Announcement Number: D001-13-CRM-763468   USAJOBS Control Number: 328783400

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you willing to work in Washington, DC and accept this position without relocation incentive?

A. Yes
B. No

2. From the following options, select the answer that best describes your educational background which meets the basic requirement for the Financial Economist, GS-110.

A. I have a bachelor's degree or higher in economics that includes at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
B. I have a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in economics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. My level of education/and or experience is less than as described above.

3. Do you meet the specialized experience requirements for the GS-11 level? (A description of specialized experience can be found in the "Qualifications" section of the vacancy announcement.)

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. (Transcripts must be provided if qualifying based on education.)
C. I have a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and specialized experience that together meet 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
D. None of the above.

4. Do you meet the specialized experience requirements for the GS-12 level? (A description of specialized experience can be found in the "Qualifications" section of the vacancy announcement.)

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

5. Do you meet the specialized experience requirements for the GS-13 level? (A description of specialized experience can be found in the "Qualifications" section of the vacancy announcement.)

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark your selection to that statement in Section 25 of OPM Form 1203-FX. Please select only one letter for each item.

6. Conduct analysis of fiscal policies and conditions.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisory or senior employee to ensure compliance with the proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7. Conduct analysis of monetary policies and conditions.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisory or senior employee to ensure compliance with the proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

8. Conduct analysis of exchange rate policies and conditions.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisory or senior employee to ensure compliance with the proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

9. Conduct analysis of balance of payments policies and conditions.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisory or senior employee to ensure compliance with the proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

10. Conduct analysis of national income accounts.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisory or senior employee to ensure compliance with the proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

11. Conduct analysis of financial markets and their impact on the macroeconomy.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisory or senior employee to ensure compliance with the proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by others to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

12. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to econometrics and statistics.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have conducted statistical/econometric analysis as part of economic analyses.
C. I have passive knowledge of statistical/econometric analysis which enables me to understand the economic analyses of others.
D. I have conducted complex statistical/econometric analyses, utilizing statistical software (e.g., STATA), as part of economic analyses.
E. I have utilized statistical/econometric conclusions developed by others to conduct economic analysis.

13. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to conducting country risk analysis.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have reported on the economic and political conditions of a foreign country.
C. I have conducted analyses to develop or justify a country’s risk classification.
D. I understand how to identify characteristics of a country, such as economic, political, and social trends.
E. I have conducted macroeconomic analyses of foreign countries.

14. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to communicating orally with others.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have communicated orally to provide routine information to others either within or external to my organization.
C. I have given formal presentations providing economic information at domestic or international forums.
D. I have provided informational briefings to senior management within my organization to keep them informed of economic issues.
E. I have interacted with external organizations as a liaison representing my organization.

15. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to writing.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have authored papers in professional journals or other published venues.
C. I have written informal papers or summaries for audiences within my organization.
D. I have written papers involving economic analysis for use both within and external to my organization.
E. I have written papers involving economic analysis for audiences within my organization.