Economist


Vacancy ID: 796622   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-D3-13-796622   USAJOBS Control Number: 332488800

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1. Title of Job

Economist
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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Economist

21. Geographic Availability

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130280089 Atlanta, GA

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience for Economist, GS-0110-13.

A. I have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in an academic field related to economic, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
B. I have a combination of experience and education. My coursework is equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and or experience as describe above.

2. From the description below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the additional qualifications requirements for Economist, GS-0110-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience in the design of cost collection instruments and cost-effectiveness models;  the collection of primary cost data and oversight of primary cost data collection;  the extraction of cost estimates from published literature, reports and databases and the reporting of cost-effectiveness findings and methodological advances in cost collection and cost-effectiveness analyses in peer-reviewed journals.
B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
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 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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Recommend most appropriate approaches to economic evaluation and policy analysis of HIV prevention activities.

4. Carry out most appropriate approach to economic evaluation and policy analysis of HIV prevention activities.

5. Keep abreast of the current literature on these approaches.

6. Identify data for models based on studies with most rigorous scientific design.

7. Update data estimates continually as new data are published.

8. Identify appropriate data ranges and distributions for sensitivity analyses.

9. Consult with other team members on best data inputs and shares own findings.

10. Stay abreast of literature on economic evaluation methods.

11. Stay abreast of scientific findings regarding the treatment and prevention of HIV.

12. Utilize most current research on methods and data in analyses.

13. Present methodological approach and research findings at team meetings, Division and Agency forums and at national and international conferences.

14. Advise scientists and policy makers throughout the Division and Agency on appropriate methods and findings.

15. Communicate in ways that makes methods as transparent as possible.

16. Prepare presentations, reports and manuscripts on project methods, outcomes and implications that are accurate, well-organized, transparent and concise.

17. Incorporate feedback from co-authors, supervisors and reviewers into written products.

18. Meet intermediate and final timelines for written work, including presentations, reports and manuscripts.

19. Design cost collection instruments and cost-effectiveness models

20. Collect primary cost data and data collection and extract cost estimates from published literature and other reports and databases.

21. Report on cost-effectiveness findings and findings describing advancements in cost collection and cost-effectiveness analyses in peer-reviewed journals.

22. Has background in HIV and HIV prevention interventions.

23. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.
I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.