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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:

- Experience conducting economic analysis and studies, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues.; AND
- Experience performing a wide range of applied microeconomic research, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues.; AND
- Experience presenting the results of such analyses, studies, and research, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. (No Answer)
1 Do you have one year of experience conducting economic analysis and studies, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have one year of experience performing a wide range of applied microeconomic research, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have one year of experience presenting the results of such analyses, studies, and research, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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:

- Experience conducting economic analysis and studies, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues.; AND
- Experience developing models to analyze tax policy issues and produce revenue estimates and receipts forecasts, using micro-simulation, econometric and other statistical techniques.; AND
- Experience performing a wide range of applied microeconomic research, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues.; AND
- Experience presenting the results of such analyses, studies, and research, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.
1 Do you have one year of experience conducting economic analysis and studies, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have one year of experience developing models to analyze tax policy issues and produce revenue estimates and receipts forecasts, using micro-simulation, econometric and other statistical techniques? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have one year of experience performing a wide range of applied microeconomic research, in fields such as public finance and tax policy issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have one year of experience presenting the results of such analyses, studies, and research, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Which of the following best describes your experience in developing new econometric models of individual or firm behavior? Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently developed, estimated, and interpreted the results of econometric models employing new methods to study the economic behavior of individuals or firms.
  • I have worked with others to develop new econometric models and methods to study the economic behavior of individuals or firms.
  • I have regularly used econometric models to study the economic behavior of individuals or firms.
  • I have limited experience in developing or using empirical models to study the economic behavior of individuals or firms.
  • 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
Basic education requirement:

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.

Examples of qualifying experience include:
1.individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;
2.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.

Experience in related fields that did not involve the use and understanding of economic principles and theories may not be used as qualifying experience for these positions. Special attention on this point should be given to certain types of work that may or may not have provided professional economic experience. The following examples of work require special care in such determinations: economic statistics; industrial surveys; management of individual business enterprises, including farms; industrial planning; writing or editorial work in economic subjects; and financial market analysis.
4 Do you meet the basic education requirements or the combination of education and experience requirements described above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Which of the following describes your education? Answer to this question is required
  • I have a doctoral degree, or am expecting to defend my dissertation within the next six months, in economics, business, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • I have a masters degree in economics, business, or a related field and three or more years of graduate-level education in a doctoral degree program, but have not received a doctoral degree.
  • I have a masters degree in economics, business, or a related field.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following describes your professional experience? You may include research and analysis conducted in the course of obtaining a professional degree. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 5 or more years experience performing economic policy research and analysis.
  • I have 2-4 years experience performing economic policy research and analysis.
  • I have 1-2 years experience performing economic policy research and analysis.
  • I have less than 1 year of experience performing economic policy research and analysis.
7 Which of the following describe your experience in economic policy analysis (select all that apply)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience with labor economics, including the implications of tax policy on labor supply and demand.
  • I have experience with tax policies related to families and children.
  • I have experience with public policies related to health insurance or health care.
  • I have experience with business or self-employment tax policies.
  • I have experience with behavioral responses of individuals to tax policies.
  • I have experience with behavioral responses of firms to tax policies.
  • I have experience with international tax systems and policies.
  • I have none of the above experience.
8 Which statistical software/programing languages are you proficient in (select all that apply)? Answer to this question is required
  • SAS
  • STATA
  • Fortran
  • SQL
  • MatLab
  • Other
  • None of the above
9 If you answered Other, please describe. (If you did not answer "Other" please answer with "NA") Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 Which of the following best describes your experience in utilizing data sets to analyze tax or other public policies? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked independently to construct and use data sets to analyze the economic behavior of individuals or firms.
  • I have worked independently to use data sets to analyze the economic behavior of individuals or firms.
  • I have worked with others to analyze the economic behavior of individuals or firms, using at least one data set.
  • I have limited experience in utilizing data sets.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following best describes your experience completing research papers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently produced or have been a major contributor to a research paper for a government agency.
  • I have independently produced or have been a major contributor to a public policy research paper for a non-government business or journal.
  • I have regularly contributed to or reviewed research papers.
  • I have limited experience writing research papers.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following best describes your experience in simulating the impact of public policy options? Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently developed econometric or other models to simulate the response of individuals or firms to changes in tax.
  • I have assisted in the development of an econometric or other model to simulate the response of individuals or firms to changes in other public policies.
  • I have regularly interpreted the results of empirical research to infer the response of individuals or firms to changes in tax or other public policies.
  • I have some experience with interpreting the results of empirical research and economic modeling.
  • None of the above.
13 Which of the following best describes your experience presenting economic policy analysis to colleagues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience presenting economic analysis both in written research papers and in oral presentations to a range of audiences outside of my working office.
  • I have experience presenting economic policy analysis in both written and oral forms to colleagues.
  • I have regularly assisted in the preparation of economic policy analysis for others to present.
  • I have limited experience presenting economic policy analysis to colleagues.
  • None of the above.