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Vacancy Details

Grade: 70

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
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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 Requirements
Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

or

Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
4 You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for professional economist positions in the Federal government. Choose the answer which best describes your educational/experience background for an economist position: Answer to this question is required
  • I have earned a Bachelor's 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 A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • None of the above.
Specialized experience for the Band 70 (GS 15): An applicant must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the (BAND 60) (GS-14) in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Experience leading or supervising the activities of researching, interpreting and communicating research on financial market and/or financial institution issues relevant for financial stability; AND
- Experience leading or supervising the production and presentation of formal research products, such as papers, presentations, briefing memos, analyses, and recommendations, on financial market and/or financial institution issues relevant for financial stability; AND
- Producing and publishing research or analysis on financial and economic topics concerning financial market and/or financial institution issues relevant for financial stability, in papers or reports intended for publication in relevant academic, government or industry publications or refereed academic journals; AND
- Monitoring, investigating, and reporting on changes in financial markets and/or financial institutions and their implications for financial stability; AND
- Developing mathematical or statistical models to assess the nature, behavior, or structure of financial markets and/or financial institutions and their implications for the economy and policies pertaining to financial stability.

Examples of research on the relevant topics (financial stability-related issues regarding financial markets, financial institutions, or risk management practices of financial institutions) may include independently planning and conducting financial or economic research projects; experience applying analytical and research techniques (e.g., econometrics, mathematical economics, network analysis, game theory); developing mathematical or statistical models to assess the impact of the financial sector or financial developments on the economy.

Qualifying experience does NOT include:
- Performing economic research or publishing on subjects unrelated to financial institutions or financial markets or policies affecting financial institutions or financial markets (including but not limited to accounting, health care, agriculture, energy, or environmental economics).
- Managing or performing business operations functions within an organization, such as budgeting, corporate financial analysis, accounting, cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness, procurement, data management, data operations, IT management of data, operations research, marketing research, equity or fixed income or other security analysis, financial compliance filings, customer service functions, business planning or analysis, or facilities management.
5 Do you meet the specialized experience as stated above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Ranking Factor 1: Experience leading economic or financial system research and analysis functions or projects as a manager or senior analyst with a focus on specific financial markets, financial institutions, risk management practices at financial institutions, or the policies affecting them, including but not limited research on asset management, asset pricing, banking, contagion, derivatives, fire sales, hedge funds, high-frequency trading, housing finance, financial innovation, financial market microstructure, financial networks and spillovers, insurance, interconnectedness, leverage, liquidity, macroeconomic amplifiers and transmission channels, macroprudential policy tools, private equity, risk management models and practices of financial institutions, runs on financial institutions, securitization, short-term funding, stress testing, systemic risk, and volatility.
Category A

Extensive experience successfully leading research or analysis functions or projects for an agency, a research institution, an academic institution, a company, industry group or an interagency working group, with a focus on financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them.
Experience serving as an enterprise or interagency subject-matter expert in research or analysis matters covering financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them.

Extensive experience and accomplishment in planning and developing strategies for research or analysis which align with broader agency, institutional, company, or interagency working group strategic goals and objectives.

Demonstrated experience in leading the development of a research or analysis agenda on topics related to financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them.

Category B
Experience successfully leading research or analysis functions for an agency, a research institution, an academic institution, a company, industry group or an interagency working group, with a focus on financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them.

Experience serving as an enterprise or interagency subject matter expert in research or analysis matters covering financial stability, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them.

Experience planning and developing strategies and protocols for research or analysis functions.

Demonstrated experience in developing a research or analysis agenda on topics related to financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, and risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them.

Experience leading the planning and execution of research or analysis projects on topics related to financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, and risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them.

Category C
Education or training in but no experience successfully leading the development and execution of research or analysis functions in an agency or research institution with a focus on financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them. Knowledge of financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them.

Education or training in but no experience in developing a research or analysis agenda on topics related to financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them.

Education or training in but no experience in leading the planning and execution of research or analysis projects on topics related to financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them.
Ranking Factor 2: Experience leading economic or financial system research and analysis and evaluation functions and ensuring the effective development and application of associated quantitative, statistical, and technical methods.

Category A
Extensive experience leading organizations or project teams responsible for quantitative analysis of financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them. This includes statistical analysis, econometric analysis, mathematical analysis, and the development and use of models for quantitative analysis in the areas listed.

Category B
Demonstrated experience leading organizations or teams responsible for quantitative analysis of financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them. This includes statistical analysis, econometric analysis, mathematical analysis, and the development and use of models for quantitative analysis in the areas listed.

Category C
Education or training in but no experience leading a research project team responsible for quantitative analysis of financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them. This includes statistical analysis, econometric analysis, mathematical analysis, and the development and use of models for quantitative analysis in the areas listed.
Ranking Factor 3: Experience producing and communicating economic or financial system research to broad audiences including government agencies, academic institutions, policy institutions, industry groups, interagency working groups and the public, on technically complex and potentially controversial research and analysis issues.

Category A
Extensive record of preparing, writing and publishing original research papers in high quality academic or policy publications on financial and economic topics concerning financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or the policies affecting them.

Extensive experience engaging with senior officials within and outside of the organization and the financial sector on financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them. Provided expert advice and counsel to senior officials on views and positions related to these topics. Presented complex technical information through high-level briefings, reports, or other written communications.

Extensive experience of presentations, speeches, or teaching on economic or financial research or related policy topics.

Category B
Candidate has prepared, written and published original research in high quality academic or policy publications on financial and economic topics concerning financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them.

Experience engaging with senior officials within and outside of the organization and the financial sector on financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them. Provided expert advice and counsel to senior officials on views and positions related to these topics. Presented complex technical information through high-level briefings, reports, or other written communications.

Experience with presentations, speeches, and teaching on economic or financial research or related policy topics.

Category C
Candidate has prepared, written and published original research in academic or policy publications on financial and economic topics concerning financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them.

Limited experience engaging with senior officials within and outside of the organization and the financial sector on financial stability, financial markets, financial institutions, risk management at financial institutions, or policies affecting them. Limited experience providing expert advice and counsel to senior officials on views and positions related to these topics. Limited experience providing complex technical information through high-level briefings, reports, or other written communications.

Limited experience with presentations, speeches, or teaching on economic or financial research or policy topics.