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Job Title:Economist, GS-0110-13/14 (Open to US Citizens) JAC

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Maritime Administration

Job Announcement Number:MARAD.HQ-2013-0039

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to Friday, February 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0110-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen.

A separate job announcement is being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: MARAD.HQ-2013-0040

JOB SUMMARY:

The Maritime Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation dealing with waterborne transportation. Its programs promote the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other segments of the transportation system, and the viability of the U.S. merchant marine. The Maritime Administration works in many areas involving ships and shipping, shipbuilding, port operations, vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety.

The employee serves as an Economist in the Office of Policy and Plans under the direction of the Office Director.  The Office of Policy and Plans is responsible for developing and coordinating long range plans for Maritime Administration programs and for conducting special studies and analyses of program operations in light of planned objectives.

This ideal candidate will handle a broad range of economic and statistical analyses produced by the Office to support the development of United States marine transportation policy and detailed economic and financial studies.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US Citizen and meet specialized experience
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Position is telework eligible
  • Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: MARAD.HQ-2013-0040
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days

DUTIES:

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As an Economist, you will:

  • Provide economic evaluation of regulations and policy proposals that will affect marine transportation in the United States.
  • Provide counsel to senior management of the Maritime Administration on procedures and economic assumptions used in forecasting, economic analyses and evaluations.
  • Review the economic analyses conducted by sources outside of the Maritime Administration of the economic and financial viability of new transportation technologies and related program proposals.
  • Be responsible for analyses and assessment of the major economic implications of potential decisions or actions by management regarding marine transportation matters.
  • Analyze issues involving the financing of potential transportation infrastructure projects, including innovative financial arrangements.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND (3) meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

LEVEL To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
GRADE 13
  • Experience in economic and investment analysis with responsibility for acquisition, maintenance and dissemination of trade, vessel and related data used to analyze the marine transportation industry.
  • Experience developing and coordinating long range program plans and for conducting special studies and analyses of program operations and planned objectives for the maritime industry.
GRADE 14
  • Experience conducting analytical studies to employ theories, principles, concepts, standards and practices of benefit/cost analysis and economic impact analysis that economic issues are considered in the decision-making process.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 


MANDATORY EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT:

  1. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

    OR

  2. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • DEU REQUIREMENT: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over nonveterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience, or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here.

This position is telework eligible.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
  • TRANSCRIPTS - Verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series OR an SF-50 showing that you have already qualified and worked in the federal service in this series.
  • VETERANS - In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (falling in the gold category).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: TRANSJOBS@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, MARITIME ADMINISTRATION
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status into by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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Job Announcement Number:

MARAD.HQ-2013-0039

Control Number:

336720300