Applicants must meet qualifications, legal and regulatory requirements for the position by closing date of this announcement. GS-05: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level. Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the work of the position being filled which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying experience include: -collecting, compiling, verifying, analyzing or reporting data dealing with pricing of goods and services. - experience in retail environments, such as clerks in large grocery stores and associates in large retail outlets; - specific knowledge of a wide variety of assorted products and or service(s) offered by an outlet; - real estate experience in selling and public outreach, e.g., open house showings; - experience selling items door to door or at house parties. Please provide sufficient narrative in your resume to qualify for such specialized experience as described above.
Education substitution: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in economics, or 24 semester hours of courses in subjects such as business law, statistics, algebra, precalculus, calculus, or economics. Equivalent combination of education and experience are qualifying. Complete application packages must be received by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, this includes copies of college transcripts. Applicants must meet either the specialized experience or substitution of education for specialized experience described above in order to qualify for this position. College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position. The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors (competencies) noted below and will be placed into one of the following quality categories based on your responses to the vacancy questions. Categories Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity. Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies for this position. Category C - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies required for this position. Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information): Decision Making and Problem Solving: Employs strategic and critical approaches to decision-making and/or problem solving, e.g. identifying, and considering issues/problems, determining accuracy and relevance of information, as well as generating, identifying, evaluating, and implementing alternative solution approaches, to resolve issues/problems, deliver services and provide value. Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness, even with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed. Oral Communication: Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Self Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of motivation, initiative, effort, and commitment towards timely completion of assignments with minimal supervision. Technology Application and Management: Effectively uses current technology pertaining to machines, tools or equipment and their application to tasks. Keeps computer software versions current. Uses computers and computer applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format. Writing: Uses Correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling to communicate information in a clear, succinct and organized manner. Composes written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience. Economic Data Management & Analysis: Conducts systematic and objective economic inquiries using the principles, procedures, tools, and activities of economic data management and analysis, such as study design, collection, review, analysis, interpretation of data, and the reporting of results. Keeps current with developments in data management, including micro as well as macro (estimates) analysis. Program Product Knowledge: Applies the relevant design, data, processes, standards, systems and outputs of the economist's assigned program area. Knows the statistical and/or mathematical support processes, e.g. statistical sampling and data collection processes, universe sources characteristics, weighting and weight adjustment, benchmarking, regression modeling, probability theory as a basis of statistical surveys, and index methodology. The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency that is indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments such as an interview, a panel review, written test, writing sample, etc. INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified" for priority selection purposes. Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
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