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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

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Specialized experience for the GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
Conducted independent research into questions of economic significance and using advanced statistical and econometric techniques AND
Published independent research in peer-reviewed journal articles, doctoral dissertation chapters, or equivalent publications.

OR A related Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

OR Combination of specialized experience and graduate level education. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

Candidates who are in the process of completing the requirements for a Ph.D. will be considered for the GS-12 level as long as the requirements for a Ph.D. are completed within 9 months of application.

1 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience and/or education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-11 level as described above and in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.
  • I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  • I have a combination of education and experience that is equivalent to one year of specialized experience.
  • I do not meet or exceed the one year of specialized experience requirement as described above and in the vacancy announcement or I do not meet the education requirements or I do not possess a combination of specialized experience and education to meet the requirements.
2

Which statistical software package(s) have you developed a proficiency in to conduct micro-econometric analysis?

Answer to this question is required
  • Eviews
  • Matlab
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Excel
  • R
  • None of the above.

Grade: 13

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Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

• Conducted independent research into questions of economic significance and using advanced statistical and econometric techniques. AND
• Published independent research in peer-reviewed journal articles, doctoral dissertation chapters, or equivalent publications. AND
• Planned and implemented applied microeconomic and/or economic policy-driven modeling. AND
• Participated in intra-office or interagency work groups to study questions of applied microeconomic and/or economic policy significance.

1

Do you meet the specialized experience as described above?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

Select the one response that best describes your demonstrated expertise in policy coordination across various stakeholders.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of the interagency policy formulation process within the U.S. government or similar private sector organization and the ability to function effectively within such a structure, as well as experience developing new and imaginative policy responses (both regulatory and legislative initiatives) to public policy concerns, through a U.S. government agency,or similar private sector organization, or through academic collaboration.
  • I have an understanding of the interagency policy formulation process within the U.S. government or similar private sector organization, and experience developing policy responses (both regulatory and legislative initiatives) to public policy concerns, through a U.S. government agency or similar private sector organization , or through academic collaboration.
  • I have experience working on interdisciplinary teams in the government or private sector covering various microeconomic topics.
  • None of the above.
3

Select the response that best describes your demonstrated experience to lead effectively in interdisciplinary teams by analyzing problems with dimensions related to U.S. economic performance:

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working in interdisciplinary research teams and analyzing problems with important economic or statistical dimensions, as a team member.
  • I have worked with interdisciplinary teams within the intraagency policy formulation process, and I have supported decision-makers within my organization.
  • I have worked with interdisciplinary teams in government or the private sector that have covered various topics.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 14

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Specialized experience for the GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
• Conducting independent research into questions of economic significance and using advanced statistical and econometric techniques. AND
• Published independent research in peer-reviewed journal articles, doctoral dissertation chapters, or equivalent publications. AND
• Planned and implemented applied microeconomic and/or economic policy-driven modeling. AND
• Led intra-office or interagency work groups to study questions of applied microeconomic and/or economic policy significance. AND
• Developed and advanced applied economic and/or policy ideas through the use of economic research.

1

Do you meet the specialized experience as described above?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

Select the one response that best describes your demonstrated expertise in policy coordination across various stakeholders.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of the interagency policy formulation process within the U.S. government or similar private sector organization and the ability to function effectively within such a structure, as well as experience developing new and imaginative policy responses (both regulatory and legislative initiatives) to public policy concerns, through a U.S. government agency,or similar private sector organization, or through academic collaboration.
  • I have an understanding of the interagency policy formulation process within the U.S. government or similar private sector organization, and experience developing policy responses (both regulatory and legislative initiatives) to public policy concerns, through a U.S. government agency or similar private sector organization , or through academic collaboration.
  • I have experience working on interdisciplinary teams in the government or private sector covering various microeconomic topics.
  • None of the above.
3

Select the response that best describes your demonstrated experience to lead effectively in interdisciplinary teams by analyzing problems with dimensions related to U.S. economic performance:

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience contributing to the team's objective, such as through publication of the team's results in professional research or government reports, both as a team member and as a team leader. Partly as a result of my efforts, my team succeeded in supporting economic policymakers at all levels of my organization.
  • I have worked with interdisciplinary teams within the intraagency policy formulation process, and I have supported decision-makers within my organization.
  • I have led interdisciplinary teams in government or the private sector that have covered various topics.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FedExperience website
  • USAJOBS website
  • Career Connector Notification
  • Community Organization
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
  • Magazine
  • Newspaper
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/TV
  • School, College, Counselor
  • Vacancy Announcement Posting
  • Professional Organization
  • Diversity Organization
  • LinkedIn
  • Other
If your application is incomplete, for example not providing the information or examples as requested or stating please see resume, N/A, etc. OR if a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your description of experience and/or education, your application will be marked ineligible and receive no further consideration for this announcement.
2 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Are you currently serving or have you previously served in a Schedule A Appointment with the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet agency approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
A. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
4

Do you meet the education requirements or the combination of education and experience requirements described above?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5

Choose the statement that best describes your skill, education, and experience in conducting microeconomic analysis and studies, and in developing and preparing policy reports and studies.

Answer to this question is required
  • I possess an understanding of microeconomic theory and analytical techniques obtained by experience in conducting economic analyses and studies demonstrated by reports, papers, presentations, or similar evidence of extensive analytical work in microeconomics.
  • I possess education and experience that demonstrate a working knowledge of microeconomic theory and analytical techniques and experience related to microeconomics.
  • None of the above
6

Choose the statement that best describes your knowledge of econometric techniques applicable to the analysis of policy issues.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of statistical and econometric techniques evidenced by using standard econometric and modeling software to analyze microeconomic issues.
  • My education and experience show evidence of a working knowledge of statistical and econometric techniques.
  • None of the above
7

In which field(s) of economics have you performed independently-directed research, culminating in dissertation chapters, peer-reviewed publications, or equivalent work?

Answer to this question is required
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Mathematical and Quantitative Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Economic History
  • Financial Economics
  • International Trade
  • Law and Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomics
  • None of the above.
8

From the following list, select all of experience(s) you have related to developing, proposing, and forecasting policy change:

Answer to this question is required
  • Skill and experience in conducting analyses and research about microeconomic conditions and issues; and the potential impact of proposed/existing policy changes, and/or forecasting microeconomic conditions.
  • On-the-job or graduate studies writing experience related to microeconomic issues.
  • Knowledge of economic theory and methodologies as well as empirical analysis to gauge the economic impact of changes in a wide variety of policy variables, evidenced by coursework in economics, or equivalent experience.
  • None of the above.
9

Select the response that best describes your demonstrated ability to make effective presentations, orally and in writing, pertaining to economic research.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in making effective oral and written presentations related to my own individually-directed research, covering economic analyses.
  • I have experience in making oral and written presentations covering economic analysis or research led or conducted by others.
  • None of the above.