Job Title: Economist, ZP-0110-III, BEA-D-LAMJob Announcement Number: BEA-ADIE-2014-0002
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: Bureau of Economic Analysis
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/ Per Year
Friday, January 31, 2014 to
Thursday, February 13, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Competitive Services: Career or Career Conditional -
1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All qualified United States citizens.
About the Agency
Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as (BEA-ADIE-2014-0001). Each announcement requires a separate application using the Census Bureau's on-line application system by logging into http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and clicking on "Search Jobs." Merit promotion procedures apply to current or previous Federal employees in the competitive service who are eligible for transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement. Merit promotion procedures MAY also apply to applicants seeking consideration through a special appointing authority such as Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA), Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), Schedule A, etc. Please read the vacancy announcement to determine who may apply.
This vacancy is for an Economist position in the Office of the Associate Director for International Economics, located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis in Washington, DC. The incumbent will serve as Special Assistant to the Associate Director for International Economics. The individual will perform independent economic research on special projects in the International Economics Directorate and will advise and support the Associate Director on a variety of management issues including strategic planning, budget, staffing, and procurement.
BEA has been ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies for which to work. It has a dynamic and motivated staff, and encourages professional growth. BEA has an unparalleled location in the heart of downtown D.C., only blocks from the White House and within walking distance to three Metro lines. The Penn Quarter, Logan and Dupont Circles, and the Kennedy and Verizon Centers are all within walking distance. This location provides for a unique balance of intellectual pursuit during the day and wealth of cultural and social activities after work.
This position is in the competitive service.
Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
The Full Promotion Potential of this position is: ZP-04.
If this position is filled at a level below the full performance level, the selectee may be promoted without further competition. This implies no promise or guarantee of a promotion.
This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- If your resume is incomplete, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
- You must be registered with Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
- You must be suitable for Federal employment.
- Clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in position.
DUTIES:Back to top
The individual selected for this position will:
Major Duty 1: Assist and advise senior management on topics related to strategic planning, budget, staffing and procurement.
Major Duty 2: Conduct independent economic research on special projects related to the international economic accounts.
Major Duty 3: Prepares papers and presentations, communications materials, budget documents, and other writing assignments related to the work of the directorate.
Major Duty 4: Oversee procurement process activities and coordinate staffing.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Basic Entry Requirements for All Grade or Band Levels: A. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
BAND LEVEL REQUIREMENTS: Band III (GS-11/12) In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the experience or education listed below. EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/band (GS-9) equivalent level or band II. Examples of specialized experience include: compiling and assembling statistical material and applying statistical techniques and analysis to data; possessing responsibility for collecting economic data from a primary or variety of sources; manipulating or analyzing economic data; preparing statistical tables and reports; conducting independent research and preparing preliminary write-ups of findings; locating and collecting relevant data to analyze a specified problem; creating presentations, communication materials, budget documents; experience working with procurement process; and communicating in writing and in person to a variety of audiences.
EDUCATION: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts if applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire that you completed as part of the application. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
KSA 1: Ability to communicate in person and in writing about economic data.
KSA 2: Ability to provide support services to executive management in the areas of budget, strategic planning and administrative realm.
KSA 3: Ability to use theoretical, statistical, or econometric techniques and methods.
KSA 4: Ability to conduct economic research related to international economic accounts.
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