Job Overview


Do you have a desire to:

  • help SSA manage its Social Security programs?
  • analyze and solve problems?
  • advise millions of retired and disabled individuals?
  • work on a team to make a difference in people's lives and your own?
  • Join SSA, one of the top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government!

    Additional selections may be made for this vacancy within six months from the closing date of this announcement.

    The SSA Recent Graduates Program (Program) provides Recent Graduates with entry-level developmental experience and is designed to lead to a career in the Federal government. Recent Graduates must have obtained a qualifying degree or certificate within the preceding 2 years. Preference-eligible veterans who, due to military service obligation, were precluded from applying to the Program within the 2-year eligibility period may have additional time.

    The employee plans and conducts studies and projects applying economic theory and econometric techniques to the analysis, interpretation and presentation of program planning, evaluation and general management data. Produces statistical trust fund information to be used by SSA, Congress, other Federal agencies and the general public.

    Note: This is a developmental position leading to the full performance GS-110-12. At this level, incumbent may continue to consult with higher graded analysts. The duties will be gradually broadened so that the incumbent is eventually performing all of the duties of the full performance level.

    Important: One (1) position will be filled between the following announcements: SH920711 and SH921292.  You are currently viewing SH920711. 

    NOTE:  Your resume and supporting documents must specifically address the evaluation criteria for the position.  This information is instrumental in determining the highest quality candidates to be referred to the Selecting Official.  If your application materials do not demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience needed for this position, your application will be ineligible for consideration.


    • Working with more senior economists, plans and conducts studies applying economic theory and econometric techniques to the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of program planning, evaluation, and general management data.
    • Working with more senior economists, designs and conducts economic studies to produce projections in the areas of labor force, productivity, and National Income and Product Accounts measures of economic output to be used in projecting trust fund revenues and expenditures.
    • Develops and designs computer programs necessary to produce statistical data and research reports.
    • Analyzes and responds to outside studies and inquiries relating to projections of SSA revenues and expenditures.