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You MUST submit a complete resume in order to be considered for this position. Please review the required documents section of the vacancy announcement for further information.
1 BEA AOC6 (for Grade-12 and above) Select which area of consideration applies to you: Answer to this question is required
  • Current permanent competitive service Bureau of Economic Analysis employee.
  • Status applicants (i.e. current and former government employees).
  • Surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice".
  • Displaced Federal employee (ICTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a displaced Federal employee (ICTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice".
  • Individual eligible for competitive appointment under Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.
  • Individual eligible for non-competitive appointment under a special appointing authority. Some examples of Special Appointing Authorities are 30% or more disabled veterans, Persons with disabilities, Interchange agreements, Peace Corps volunteers or Former overseas employees.
    1.1 If so, please identify the special appointing authority. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above.
2 Have you completed a course of study leading to a degree that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 In addition to the basic education requirements do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14)? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 14 level as of the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 In the last 3 years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: On-the-Spot Award, Time Off Award or equivalent? Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, Cash-in-a-Flash, performance award, or equivalent valued at $999 or less? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Have you had one or more of the following Awards: Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, performance award or equivalent valued at $1000 or greater (within the last 3 years)? BEA Award of Excellence or equivalent (within the last 3 years)? Department of Commerce Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal or equivalent honorary award (Lifetime)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
7 Indicate your most recent performance rating (received within the last four years). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent performance rating is at least at the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • My most recent performance rating is below the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • I have not received a performance rating within the last four years.
8 Do you have experience reviewing the work of junior staff and providing critical feedback and guidance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 From the following list of Leadership and Problem solving work behaviors, select those that you have performed on the job. Answer to this question is required
  • Successfully lead a team
  • Develop/coordinate project schedules
  • Set priorities
  • Plan work assignments
  • Establish short and long term priorities
  • Identify problems
  • Monitor progress and accomplish objectives
  • Develop definitive alternatives and reach alternative solutions
  • None of the above
11 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
12 Please select the areas in which you have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Recruiting employees
  • Hiring employees
  • Supervising employees
  • Mentoring/coaching employees
  • None of the above
13 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
14 Do you have experience conducting research in regional economics? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
16 Indicate your experience collecting, manipulating, and/or analyzing large data sets. Answer to this question is required
  • Professional on-the-job experience as a part of my regular job.
  • Some professional on-the-job experience.
  • Other experience, including training courses.
  • No experience.
17 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
18 Indicate the programs you have working knowledge of: Answer to this question is required
  • SAS/STAT
  • SAS/IML or SAS/ETS
  • SAS Macros
  • Matlab
  • Gauss/R
  • Other programs
19 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
20 I have experience conducting research in: Answer to this question is required
  • Linear regression models
  • Hedonic regression analysis
  • Spatial econometric models
  • Multilateral price aggregation methods
  • Other research methods
21 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
22 Please describe your experience with evaluating data quality and reviewing economic data for presence of outliers (or other usual characteristics). Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
23 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
24 Please select any of the following tasks you have completed as part of economic data analyses required by your regular job duties (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing written reports
  • Analyzing data tables
  • Working with data in ACCESS or SQL databases
  • Writing accurate reports
  • Reviewing reports for abnormalities
  • Reviewing data tables for accuracy
  • Reviewing charts for accuracy
  • Collecting data
  • Manipulating data
  • Researching economic topics
  • Drafting documents
  • Reviewing written documents
  • Editing written documents
  • Publishing written documents
  • None of the above
25 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
26 Please describe your experience presenting or communicating complex economic concepts to staff of various levels within and/or outside the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
27 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
28 Please describe your level of experience writing papers that present and explain economic research results. Answer to this question is required
  • I have advanced experience and I am considered an expert in writing papers that present and explain economic research results to a variety of audiences.
  • I have experience writing papers that present and explain economic research results to a variety of audiences.
  • I have limited experience in writing papers that present and explain economic research results to a variety of audiences.
  • I do not have experience in writing paper that present and explain economic research results to a variety of audiences.
29 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required