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    Summary

    This position is located in the Department of Labor, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Office of Regulatory Analysis - Health.

    • This position is outside the Bargaining Unit.
    • This position is at the Full Performance Level.
    • Additional selections may be made if authorized.

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    Responsibilities

    Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following:

    • Supervises a staff of Economists who participate in the standards and/or guidance development process. Performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities, including but not limited to the following: Directs office activities and makes assignments to subordinates, provides leadership and technical guidance to staff through the resolution of operating problems and controls work results through staff meetings, work conferences, and review of work products; provides on-the-job and formal training to employees; evaluates job performance and assigns performance ratings; interviews and selects candidates to fill vacant positions; approves/disapproves leave requests; recommends to effect personnel changes.
    • Supervises a staff of Economists who participate in the standards and/or guidance development process. Responsible for the development of economic impact assessment studies, and the utilization of related documents and presentations concerning the results of studies. Utilizing in-depth knowledge of OSH programs and the procedures for standards development, directs staff research projects, evaluation proposed and final standards with respect to economic impact, feasibility, cost effectiveness and risk reduction. Consideration is given to the micro and macro-economic impact as well as the long and short term effects of proposed actions. Establishes the parameters to be used in researching and collecting data on the economic effects of proposed and final rules.
    • Supervises a staff of Economists who participate in the standards and/or guidance development process. Responsible for the design and development of models used to compare the benefits derived from the proposed action with the estimated costs and analyzes alternative action designed to avoid or minimize adverse impacts. Evaluates proposed and final standards relative to the need for an accompanying regulatory impact statement based on criteria required by the Executive Order 12866 concerning impact of (1) impact on consumers, business markets, or federal state and local government, (2) effect on the productivity and jobs, (3) effect on competition, and 4) the effects on supplies of energy products and services.
    • Supervises a staff of Economists who participate in the standards and/or guidance development process.
      Prepares briefings and presentation for the Assistant Secretary, OMB, public hearings, etc. regarding economic impact considerations and project status as part of the safety and health standards setting process. This includes participation in writing the annual + Program of the US Government on economic impact of Occupational Safety and Health standards.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15 - This position is at the Full Performance Level (FPL).

  • Job family (Series)

    0110 Economist

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