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    This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Director. The CFPB’s mission is to regulate the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the Federal consumer financial laws and to educate and empower consumers to make better informed financial decisions. 

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    As an Economist, you will:

    • Conduct sophisticated economic analyses with the highest degree of independence to address important economic and policy questions designed to provide information, analysis, technical advice, and make recommendations on how to streamline current consumer credit laws and practices.
    • Develop and present reports and briefings of economic analysis to committee members in support of the committee’s work to develop a comprehensive recommendation to the Director on a modernized approach to financial regulations.
    • Analyze the committee’s proposal to the Director for impact on policy or regulatory changes in the consumer financial services markets. Define the relevant policy issues and analyze potential economic effects of proposed policies or regulations on competition and consumers, including but not limited to analysis of any benefits and costs of any policy or regulation and potential economic effects.
    • Establish methods and systems for quantitative and qualitative collection of data, designed to support the formulation and conduct of proposed policies related to the regulations governing consumer financial services markets.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    71 - Due to this position being a detail, you will retain the pay you are currently receiving from your position of record. Bureau employees who meet the qualifications will receive a competitive temporary promotion in accordance to our agency policy.

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    0110 Economist

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/555439000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.