This position has a specialized experience and an education requirement as described below:
To qualify for this position at the GS-14 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience that would be considered equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: performed individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation, lead or coordinated projects and related assignments involving a staff of professional economists, made policy recommendations and established strategies and strengthening programs in developing countries that required the evaluation and interpretation of economic information.
You must meet the education requirement described below:
Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. -OR-
Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Note: Unofficial transcripts must be submitted as a part of this application by the closing day. The transcript(s) must show that the basic education requirement has been met. An official transcript will be required prior to an appointment.
FOREIGN DEGREE EQUIVALENCY EVALUATIONS: If you are applying and using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the basic educational requirement, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For more information on determining foreign degree equivalency, click on the following link: http://www.naces.org/aboutnaces.htmhttp://www.naces.org/aboutnaces.htm
Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy announcement.
Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a CTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100 before veteran’s preference points are applied (if applicable). You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidences by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities or competencies listed on this vacancy announcement. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checked from previous employers may be disqualified.
Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
Qualified applicants will be evaluated in the following areas:
- Economics and accounting – knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, tax laws and practices, financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data
- Organizational Awareness - Knows the organization’s mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.
- Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
- Planning and evaluating – Determines objectives and strategies; coordinates with other parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors and evaluates the progress and outcomes of operational plans; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.
Note: Your answers to the assessment questions, that attest to your work experience, must be supported in your resume. To preview questions please click here.