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Grade: 2A

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1 You must meet the basic qualification requirements for the Economist, 0110, occupational series, in addition to any specialized experience required for the grade/band level of the position for which you are applying. Please select from the responses below the best response as to how you meet the basic qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  • I have a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not have education or a combination of education/experience as described above.
2 In addition to the education requirement, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower band or level equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service, or comparable private sector experience. For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience applying statistical research techniques to collect and interpret data and developing new economic models or theories under the supervision of a senior researcher such as a faculty member or manager. Do you meet this requirement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 In addition to meeting the above specialized experience, applicants must meet the selective placement factor for the position. Please select the response below to indicate how you meet the selective placement factor. You must provide a writing sample, such as a research paper that you authored, demonstrating this experience. Not addressing this Selective Placement Factor will result in an unqualified determination for the position and your application will not receive further consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored economics research papers that provide evidence of knowledge of current advanced economic theories and research techniques in applied economics, including development, trade, international finance, industrial organization and related fields.
  • I have not authored economics research papers that provide evidence of knowledge of current advanced economic theories and research techniques in applied economics, including development, trade, international finance, industrial organization and related fields.
4 Select all of the answers that best describe your experience at developing and performing analyses of complex economic issues. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience identifying the economic concepts that are central to a policy issue or event.
  • I have experience formulating a plan for the economic analysis of a policy issue or event.
  • I have experience implementing and completing a complex economic analysis of a policy issue or event.
  • I do not have education, training or experience performing this task(s).
5 Select all of the answers that best describe your experience at performing econometric analyses, including conducting sensitivity analysis when using econometric models. Check all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience processing and combining data files.
  • I have experience applying multivariate regression techniques.
  • I have experience performing sensitivity analysis when using econometric models.
  • I do not have education, training or experience performing this task(s).
6 Select all of the answers that best describe your experience at developing findings and authoring reports that adequately inform on the merits and limitations of an economic analysis. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing findings from an economic analysis.
  • I have authored a research article that reports on the findings, merits, and limitations of an economic analysis that I performed.
  • I have authored reports that assess the merits and limitations of economic analyses performed by academics, industry analysts, or government agencies.
  • I do not have education, training or experience performing this task(s).
7 Select all of the answers that best describe your experience at demonstrating strong oral and written communication skills while working in a collaborative environment. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as teaching instructor or teaching assistant in an undergraduate or graduate level course in economics.
  • I have prepared and presented oral briefings on economics research to superiors in an academic, government or corporate setting.
  • I have experience collaborating with other researchers on an economic analysis.
  • I do not have education, training or experience performing this task(s).
8 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information in and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No