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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

No questions specified.

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
1. 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: (a) individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; (b) supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or (c) 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.
4 The Economist job series requires 21 credits of economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus from an accredited institution of higher education. Do you have the requisite credits substantiated through transcripts? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have one year of experience at the GS-12 level in Federal service, or equivalent experience in the public and/or private sector, directly related to the position that has equipped the candidate with the particular experience to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:

- Conducting financial or statistical analysis on financial markets, federal investments, public debt markets, or state and local finance; AND
- Making economic policy or strategy recommendations to senior managers or executives; AND
- Contributing to research reports regarding financial markets, public debt markets, state and local financial policy, or federal investments.
5 Do you meet the specialized experience statement described above for the GS-13 level? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 What experience do you have interpreting laws, regulations, and third party decisions related to fiscal policy matters, including but not limited to: financial markets, public debt markets, state and local finance, and/or federal investments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education or training in fiscal policy matters, but have not yet performed it on the job
  • I have not had education, training or experience in matters involving fiscal policy.
  • I have drafted policy, regulations, or other guidance on fiscal policy matters.
  • I have advised senior managers or executives on fiscal policy matters.
  • I have drafted memos, position papers, or other administrative documents related to fiscal policy matters.
7 From the list below, select the items that describe your experience with performing financial analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • Formulated and analyzed the financial statements or budget for either a public or private entity.
  • Analyzed cost estimates and/or financial statements to understand exposures and risks.
  • Projected revenues and assets to assess the financial health of either a public or private entity.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statement that best represents your experience preparing in-depth economic research. Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly contributed to or reviewed research papers
  • I have independently produced or have been a major contributor to an economic research paper for either a public or private entity
  • I have independently produced or have been a major contributor to a public policy research paper
  • None of the above.
9 Do you have experience conducting detailed economic analyses of federal investments, public debt markets, or state and local policy issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 From the list below, select the items that best describe your experience in performing analytical tasks related to public finance. Answer to this question is required
  • Applied either economic or financial analytical techniques to determine the fiscal health of either a public or private entity
  • Created complex Excel spreadsheets to analyze data and detect trends and emerging issues
  • Developed key analytical guidance
  • None of the above
11 Which of the following describes your experience in analyzing the quality of financial reporting information? Answer to this question is required
  • Extensive experience in evaluating financial information found in financial statements and performance forecasts.
  • Experience in evaluating financial information found in budget and economic reports.
  • I do not have any experience in evaluating financial information found in financial statements, performance forecasts, or budget and economic reports.
12 Select all in which you have had experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Fiscal policy
  • Financial markets
  • Public debt markets
  • State and local finance
  • Federal investments
  • None of the above.
13 Which of the following describe your ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to convey ideas and concepts, explain rationale, persuade and negotiate outcomes, and provide recommendations to supervisor? Answer to this question is required
  • Experience preparing official presentations
  • Experience preparing training materials
  • Giving presentations to external audiences
  • Preparing memorandums based on facts, best practices and lessons learned
  • Justifying a position on a sensitive or controversial issue
  • Persuading management on the direction of a decision
  • Persuaded team or customer buy-in on a decision made by management
  • None of the above
14 Select the response that BEST describes your highest level of experience in writing (e.g. drafting program reports, composing documents or correspondence involving complex or technical information, and adapts writing to the audiences level of knowledge). Answer to this question is required
  • Drafted reports and worked with others to draft reports. Edited and reviewed other documentation and portions of reports for technical accuracy, supportability, grammar, and recommendations. Integrated complex or technical writing of others into one report. Written memos and letters pertaining to a report for management staff.
  • Edited and reviewed documentation and portions of reports for technical accuracy, supportability, grammar, and recommendations. Summarized major portions of work, Integrated complex or technical writing of others into one report. Written memos and letters pertaining to a report.
  • Summarized major portions of documents written by other people. Written memos and letters pertaining to an evaluation. Prepared reports that are reviewed by others.
  • None of the above.