Job Title: Economist Student Trainee, ZA-0199-IIJob Announcement Number: BEA-2014-0010
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: Bureau of Economic Analysis
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/ Per Year
Saturday, May 03, 2014 to
Monday, May 12, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Excepted Service -
Full Time/Part Time
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
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WHO MAY APPLY:
Students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis.
About the Agency
This vacancy is for a Student Trainee (Economics) at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, located in Washington, D.C. The Pathways Internship Program (IP) targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis. (Applicants who do not meet the definition of “student”, will not be considered). Internships can be seasonal (spring, summer, fall) or year-round. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a ZP (0110) Economist. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.
It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will decide to opt for conversion
- Applications will be accepted from only United States citizens.
- Must be 18 years of age.
- Applicants must be able to work 640 hours prior to completion of degree.
- Must sign a Pathways Agreement.
- Must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the internship.
DUTIES:Back to top
The individual selected for this position will work in the Office of Chief Statistican and perform the following duties:
Conduct economic analysis and estimation, data collection, research on new data sources and methodologies, improve estimation techniques, and create and improve work-related documentation. Analyze findingd and prepare reports describing results. Conduct statistical research.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must be a student currently enrolled in college pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. Certificate programs must be one academic year in duration.
GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS: In addition to meeting the Minimum Qualification Requirements above, applicants must have the education listed below.
To qualify for GS-7 (or Band II equivalent): Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education; or Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree.
You must submit a copy of your transcripts prior to the closing of this announcement. In addition to submitting your transcripts, you may also submit enrollment verification documentation if your transcripts does not properly document current enrollment. FAILURE IN DOING SO WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION.
Must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the internship.
- Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
- Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts prior to the closing of this announcement. If degree is required for the position, your transcripts must include the degree conferred date. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your transcripts, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire that you completed as a part of the application and place you in one of three predefined categories. These categories are "gold", "silver" and "bronze". However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
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