This position requires that you meet an Individual Occupation Requirement (IOR). To meet the Individual Occupation Requirement, you must possess:
- One year of specialized experience in performing research or related work that involved collecting, compiling, verifying, analyzing, or reporting data; OR,
- Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with major study in economics, or 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such business law, statistics, algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, or economics.
The specialized experience requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement and are subject to verification at any stage of the application process.
Selective Placement Factor(SPF): In addition to possessing the experience and/or education listed above, you must meet the SPF. An SPF is an additional qualification that is required to perform the functions of a position. The SPF for this position is:
Driver's License Requirement: At the time of your appointment into this position, you must possess a valid state driver's license and be able to maintain this license throughout the duration of your employment into this position.
Residency: If you are not currently a DOL employee, you must meet one or more of the following primary residency criteria for the last three years prior to applying to this announcement:
1. Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);
2. Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or
3. Been a dependent of a United States federal or military employee serving overseas.
Exceptions may be granted if you provide complete state-side coverage information regarding participation in "Study Abroad" programs, overseas church missions, or state-side addresses of anyone who worked or studied with you overseas. You must provide information and related documentation at the time of application.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your competencies will be rated between 70 and 100 based on your responses to the online assessment. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories based on the level of experience you possess: 1. Category A: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria. 2. Category B: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria. 3. Category C: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Candidates within Category A who are eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are placed in the best qualified category above non-preference eligibles, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please see: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
If you are eligible for placement under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must earn a score of 85 or above to be considered well qualified.
The competencies on which you will be rated for this position are:
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Ability to show understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern and politeness to others and ability to relate well to individuals from various backgrounds; and, adapt well and communicate within groups of individuals from various ethnic, socio-economic backgrounds and individuals with disabilities;
DECISION MAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to employ strategic and critical approaches to decision making and/or problem solving; ability to generate, identify, evaluate, and implement alternative solution approaches to resolve issues/problems and to deliver services and provide value;
TIME MANAGEMENT: Ability to use time effectively and efficiently with limited supervision; concentrate efforts on established priorities; multi-task; develop, plan, track, and manage own work assignments; adjust own work assignments, schedules and goals to meet unexpected delays or challenges;
INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE: Ability to grasp a practical knowledge of and utilize price index construction, methodology and probability sampling procedures; general knowledge of constantly changing consumer marketing practices to assess reasonableness of data collected - in particular, knowledge of discount practices, style changes; seasonal fluctuations in item availability, and sales practices for general outlet types; and,
ORAL COMMUNICATION: Ability to effectively express information, ideas and facts to individuals or groups, taking into account the audience and nature of information that may be technical, sensitive or controversial in nature; ability to make clear and convincing oral presentations, listen to effectively, identify and attend to nonverbal cues, and respond appropriately. To preview questions please click here.