This announcement is being used to fill interdisciplinary positions – Economists, GS-0110 or Statisticians, GS-1530. You must meet the qualification requirements of at least one of the series. If selected, you will be placed in the series under which you qualify.
This position requires that you meet an Individual Occupation Requirement (IOR) for the series to which you are applying.
To meet the Individual Occupation Requirement for the Economist, GS-0110 series, you must possess:
• Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus; OR,
• Combination of education, as indicated above, and qualifying experience. Qualifying experience includes:
1. Conducting economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;
2. Serving as a supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; OR
3. 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.
To meet the Individual Occupation Requirement for the Statistician, GS-1530 series, you must possess:
• Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. OR,
• Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to meeting the IOR, you must meet the minimum qualifications requirements for this position.
You qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one of the following:
• One year of specialized experience that demonstrates the ability to gather, compute and analyze data for surveys and/or labor market;
• Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR,
• Combinations of education and specialized experience.
You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that demonstrates your ability to:
• Perform economic or statistics work related to surveys or labor market reports requiring planning, gathering of information, analysis and evaluation, and reporting conclusions;
• Interpret economic information, and prepare preliminary reports based on this information.
The specialized experience requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement and are subject to verification at any stage of the application process.
Selective Placement Factor(SPF): In addition to possessing the experience and/or education listed above, you must meet the SPF. An SPF is an additional qualification that is required to perform the functions of a position. The SPF for this position is:
Driver's License Requirement: At the time of your appointment into this position, you must possess a valid state driver's license and be able to maintain this license throughout the duration of your employment into this position.
Time-in-Grade: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time-after-competitive-appointment requirements, as well as qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy announcement to be eligible for consideration for selection.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your competencies will be rated between 70 and 100 based on your responses to the online assessment. If you are eligible for placement under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), you must earn a score of 85 above to be considered well qualified.
The competencies on which you will be rated for this position are:
SELF MANAGEMENT: Ability to set will-defined and realistic personal goals; ability to display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; ability to work with minimal supervision and demonstrate responsible behavior;
DECISION-MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to draw conclusions and solve problems to achieve specified goals by generating alternatives, considering risks and evaluating and choosing the best alternatives; skill in identifying and analyzing problems;
ORAL COMMUNICATION: Ability to effectively express information, examples, ideas or facts to individuals or groups, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; ability to make clear and convincing oral presentations; effective listening skills; skill in recognizing and attending to nonverbal cues and ability to respond appropriately to these cues;
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: Ability to recognize or use proper English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information, facts, ideas or messages in a succinct and organized manner; ability to produce written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience;
ECONOMIC DATA MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS: Knowledge of principles, procedures, tools and activities of economic data management and analysis, such as study design, collections, review, analysis and interpretation of data and the reporting of results sufficient to conduct systematic and objective economic inquiries; ability to maintain current and sufficient knowledge of developments in data management, on both macro and micro scales. To preview questions please click here.