Economist


Vacancy ID: 814988   Announcement Number: FS-814988-BM13   USAJOBS Control Number: 334550600

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814988
1. Title of Job

Economist
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10. Lowest Grade

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 - Open to All U.S. Citizens.

002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.  You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. – SF-50 or veterans documentation).

003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 814988.  For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp.  You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.


001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Competitive Merit Promotion
003 Non-competitive & Special Hiring Authorities

21. Geographic Availability

(Required) The location code for this position is:
510100013 Arlington, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Basic Qualifications

1. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the basic qualifications for this series.

A. I have a degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)
B. I have a combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. When combining education with experience, first determine the applicant's total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then determine the applicant's experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)
C. My background is not reflected in any of the above responses.

Minimum Qualifications

2. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the GS-14 grade level.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1)using a wide variety of economic research techniques (i.e. econometric analysis, market analysis, pricing, economic multiplier models, uncertainty and risk analysis, statistics, mathematical models, simulation, optimization, industry analysis, game theory, etc.); 2) conducting independent economic research in support of various projects (i.e. impact studies, cost benefit analyses, equipping studies, etc.); and 3) developing technical comprehensive written reports, graphics, charts, and oral presentations based on analytical, evaluative, and research studies.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above and therefore I do not qualify.

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Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the GS-15 grade level.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1)using a wide variety of economic research techniques (i.e. econometric analysis, market analysis, pricing, economic multiplier models, uncertainty and risk analysis, statistics, mathematical models, simulation, optimization, industry analysis, game theory, etc.) to assist in developing strategies, policies and plans for economic development, programs/projects, and/or application; 2) conducting independent economic research in support of various projects (i.e. impact studies, cost benefit analyses, equipping studies, etc.); 3) providing authoritative guidance to senior leaders which affect decision making on economic related matters; and 4) providing guidance and assistance to lower level subordinates in developing technical comprehensive written reports and papers for publication related to the results of studies.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above and therefore I do not qualify.

Ability to collect and prepare detailed analysis and data

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

4. Plan and carry out projects for collecting detailed economic data.

5. Merge data from different sources together into unique formats to leverage information for decision making.

6. Analyze methodological problems and plans the basis for acquisition and interpretation of economic data.

7. Prepare quantitative and qualitative analysis of economic data.

8. Use statistical and econometric software, database software, spreadsheets, and other computer-based tools to conduct analyses.

9. Use a wide variety of economic research techniques (i.e. econometric analysis, market analysis, pricing, economic multiplier models, uncertainty and risk analysis, statistics, mathematical models, simulation, optimization, industry analysis, game theory, etc.).

10. Conduct independent economic research in support of various projects (i.e. impact studies, cost benefit analyses, equipping studies, etc.

Skill in economic policy formulation and review

11. Provide guidance, information, and technical expertise to senior leadership on policy initiatives pertaining to economic regulatory or potential regulatory actions.

12. Provide authoritative critical review of technical and policy documents and progress reports.

13. Execute or coordinate studies having significant impact on changes in organizational economic policies.

14. Conduct economic research studies that require the use of advanced methods and a high level of knowledge and expertise in the preparation of regulatory assessments.

15. Make authoritative recommendations on economic policies and guidelines.

16. Develop policies, strategies, and plans for economics, and economic development, programs/projects for application.

Oral Communication Skills

17. Provide advice and guidance on economic program initiatives and operations.

18. Persuade or negotiate with concerned parties to gain compliance with established and proposed policies, regulations, and milestones related to economics.

19. Maintain effective communications and relations with stakeholders.

20. Present economic reports and/or briefings to senior level managers based on analytical and research findings.

21. Serve as the subject matters expert in economic related matters, providing authoritative advice, guidance and decision making.

Written Communication Skills

22. Evaluate and interpret research findings as a basis for further investigation and/or for communication of completed work and achievements within the filed by publication in recognized economic reports and publications.

23. Develop technical comprehensive written reports, graphics, and charts based on analytical, evaluative, and research studies.

24. Prepare justifications for appropriate policy recommendations to achieve decision making.

25. Prepare quantitative and qualitative analysis of data through technical comprehensive report.