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Job Title:Senior Economist, MC-0110-2d

Agency:Millennium Challenge Corporation

Job Announcement Number:MCC-807690-13-012-DPE-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$125,000.00 to $165,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 to Friday, April 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

MC-0110-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, visit our Website at http://www.mcc.gov to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking.  If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the Millennium Challenge Corporation!

MCC's mission is to reduce poverty through economic growth. Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC's values are CLEAR - Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values.

 

In this position, you will help to advance the Department of Policy and Evaluation (DPE) goals of 1) fostering learning from MCC's model in the context of the U.S. global development policy and 2) developing and contributing to policies and approaches that ensure the most effective implementation of the MCC model and principles, drawing from MCC experience, and best practices from the development community.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background Investigation or Security Clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occure within 90 days
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required
  • Amended: Extends closing date to 4/26/2013

DUTIES:

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DUTIES: As a Senior Economist, you will work closely with Managing Director in formulating short- and long-range strategic goals for the Economic Analysis (EA) Division and help define these goals for the Department and Agency as a whole. You will:

  • Participate and oversee the development, dissemination, revision and archiving of economic analysis (e.g., cost-benefit analyses, beneficiary analyses, etc.) to assess the impact of MCC Compact programs.
  • Work closely with Managing Director in formulating short- and long-range strategic goals for the EA Division and helps define these goals for the Department and Agency as a whole. 
  • Conduct periodic and comprehensive evaluations of ongoing functions to ensure that the EA Division meets its stated goals, and identify areas where operational efficiency can be enhanced.
  • Participate in the formulation, dissemination, revision and archiving of MCC policies and guidance for the design and implementation of economic analysis in the Agency (e.g., constraints analysis). 
  • Develop and recommend improvements to broader MCC policies, practices, and methods in relation to the analysis of economic developments in developing countries. Analyze consistency of policy recommendations with United States Government (USG), partner country, and international development community objectives.
  • Formulate and develop recommendations on a variety of issues relevant to the Agency, some of which are controversial and politically sensitive. Anticipate potential problems, assesses their impact and the reaction of MCC stakeholders.
  • Maintain regular contact and relations with counterparts/partners in USG agencies, partner countries, and other entities. Assist in coordinating other MCC activities, and represent the agency to governments, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and academia.
  • Establish and promote cooperation with other donors and stakeholders by sharing economic analyses, and supporting joint work. Coordinate with other donors on broader initiatives on development economics, and participate in other professional activities to maintain expertise.
  • Perform administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establish guidelines and performance expectations and evaluates employee performance. Ensure a continuing affirmative application of MCC policies concerning equal opportunity.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualifying experience for Pay Band 2d includes one year of specialized experience comparable to the Pay Band 3a or GS-15 or an equivalent level, which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.  For this position, examples of specialized experience are: experience in the development, dissemination, revision and archiving of economic analysis (e.g., cost-benefit analyses, beneficiary analyses, etc.); experience applying complex economic principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques to issues of economic development with important economic policy implications; experience managing programs or projects that involve working in developing countries on developing country issues and providing sophisticated and authoritative economic guidance and analysis; and experience representing an organization in internal and external forums. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).

This position also has a minimum education requirement.

You must have a degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

OR
A combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants should report only attendance and degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.htm .

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Please visit OPM's website at
http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.htm for additional information on this topic.

 

All education claimed by the selected applicant will be verified before an appointment is made to this position.


HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as:

  1. Experience managing programs or projects that involve applying complex economic principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques to issues of economic development with important economic policy implications. 
  2. Experience managing programs or projects that involve working in developing countries on developing country issues and providing sophisticated and authoritative economic guidance and analysis.
  3. Ability to plan, organize, and implement programs, plans, and proposals involving substantial institutional resources or that require extensive changes in established procedures.
  4. Oral communication skills.
  5. Written communication skills.

Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to one of three categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further review and consideration.

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure the work history portion thoroughly documents the duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments that are directly related to this position in order to verify specialized experience.


BENEFITS:

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MCC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. More information: http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/benefits.asp#icc. Other benefits include convenient location to metro, eligibility to join State Department Federal Credit Union, flexible work schedule and free use of an on-site gym and locker room with shower facility.


OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Qualifications by Closing Date: To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary/trial period.
  • Selectee must complete an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • Veterans' Preference:   If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility (The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable).  If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see Veteran’s Information Page, USAJOBS - Veterans
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program:  If you are an eligible ICTAP applicant you may apply for special selection consideration.  You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., receive a score of 85 or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire).  You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel actions form with your application.  More information: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp
  • If you are selected for a position which has a positive education requirement (as described in the vacancy announcement) and/or you are qualifying solely on your education, you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued
  • Selectee will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278).
  • A list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned can be a substitute for a transcript at the time of application.


HOW TO APPLY:

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Candidates who do not submit complete a complete application as indicated below will not be considered. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 

  1. Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending
    dates of employment (month and year), and salary.
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 26, 2013.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 807690. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf, and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757- 3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents (if applicable) must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  • Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.
  • Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate), if applicable.
  • If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). Eligible ICTAP/CTAP employees within the commuting area must submit proof of eligibility.
  • If qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your college transcript OR a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grades received to verify education. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted. Prior to appointment, an official transcript will be required.
  • If you are eligible for Special Appointment eligibility (e.g., 30% compensable veteran, individuals with disabilities, former Peace Corps or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of approved supporting documentation and declaration of eligible Special Appointment.For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities,
    http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/individualswithdisabilities.asp,http://www.opm.gov/disability.
  • Form – Demographic Information on Applicants, OMB No. 3046-0046. This form is available at
    http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/upload/OMB-3046-0046.pdf (Optional).
  • You may submit an official/unofficial transcript or a list of courses with grades and dates completed to show that you meet the requirements described under education above or a SF-50 showing that you are/were employed in the Economist, GS-110 series, if applicable.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MCC-HR Applications
Phone: (202)772-6810
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: HRAPPLICATIONS@MCC.GOV
Agency Information:
MCC Department of Policy and Evaluation
875 15th St NW
Washington, DC
20005 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will review your résumé and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

MCC-807690-13-012-DPE-DE

Control Number:

339077300