All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Additional qualifications information can be found here. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
A. Degree: must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
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B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above (21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus), plus appropriate experience or additional education. Examples of qualifying experience include: Individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; Supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or Teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following: (1) personal research that produced evidence of results, (2) direction of graduate theses in economics; or (3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.
SK-16: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-14 level. Specialized experience includes: trading in the securities markets; providing leadership on highly complex, unprecedented problems and problems of critical importance; handling assignments that involve a broad and general responsibility for a particular area of financial activity; formulating and carrying through research plans that explore the most fruitful areas of research in relation to financial programs and needs; advising other economists or financial industry participants on highly complex and unprecedented problems; OR developing technology and methodology for conducting economic analyses and needs evaluation of multi-purpose planning projects and programs.
1. APPLICATION: Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
2. VACANCIES: Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
3. FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL: This position has promotion potential to the SK-16.
4. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.
5. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
6. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
7. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
8. BARGAINING UNIT: This position is in the collective bargaining unit.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation 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 and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire. Your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
- Ability to identify key policy issues and make recommendations to senior management officials.
- Ability to design, plan, and implement, and to collaborate with others to carry out, economic, financial or market structure studies, programs and projects.
- Skill in written communication.
- Skill in oral communication.
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions