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Grade: 02

1 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
2 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level or the next lower pay band (band II)? (See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have knowledge of macroeconomic principles, including national economic accounting? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 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
5 Please choose from the following statement that best describes your experience with collecting, compiling and manipulating economic data from a variety of sources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have collected, compiled and manipulated economic data from a variety of official sources as part of my coursework.
  • I have led efforts in collecting, compiling and manipulating economic data from a variety of official sources with no guidance or oversight.
  • I have collected, compiled and manipulated economic data from a variety of official sources as part of a team.
  • I have collected and compiled economic data from a variety of official sources, with limited experience manipulating economic data.
  • I have routinely collected, compiled and manipulated economic data from a variety of official sources.
  • I have no experience collecting, compiling and manipulating economic data from a variety of official sources.
6 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
7 From the following list of economic statistical methods, select those that you have used to develop estimates. (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Seasonal adjustment
  • Extrapolation
  • Imputation
  • Interpolation
  • Statistical Modeling
  • None of the above
8 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
9 Do you have experience working in an organization that requires deadlines to be met without exception? Answer to this question is required
  • I am accustomed to working in positions under strict deadlines and time constraints.
  • I am accustomed to working under conditions with somewhat flexible deadlines.
  • I am not accustomed to working under conditions of rigid deadlines.
10 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
11 Please select the statement below that best describes your level of experience conducting research on economic information: Answer to this question is required
  • As a student in an academic setting I have conducted research on economic information.
  • I have no experience conducting research on economic information.
  • I have independently conducted research on economic information.
  • As part of my regular job duties I have conducted research on economic information with supervision or guidance.
  • I have experience conducting research on economic information as part of a team or work group.
12 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
13 Please select any of the following tasks you have completed as part of economic data analyses required by your regular job duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing written reports
  • Analyzing data tables
  • 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
14 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
15 Do you have experience communicating in person to explain economic data, methods, or topics? Answer to this question is required
  • I have actual working experience conducting briefings in which I explained economic methods.
  • I have actual working experience presenting economic topics in a group forum.
  • I have actual working experience explaining economic data to a group of economist.
  • I had experience in these areas during my education or training.
  • I have no experience in these areas.
16 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
17 Rate your experience in using one or more of SAS, FAME, AREMOS or any other software specialized in manipulating cross-sectional and/or time-series socioeconomic data: Answer to this question is required
  • No experience.
  • Novice -- I have some knowledge but no job experience developing applications using this technology.
  • Intermediate -- I have some job experience developing applications using this technology.
  • Advanced -- I have extensive experience designing, developing, deploying and supporting applications using this technology.
18 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
19 I have experience completing the following tasks to process time-series data: Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed computer programs to process time-series data.
  • I have debugged computer programs to process time-series data.
  • I have upgraded computer programs to process time-series data.
  • None of the above.
20 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

Grade: 03

1 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
2 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the Pay Band II (GS-09 level), a Ph.D. or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a combination of both education and experience? (See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have knowledge of macroeconomic principles, including national economic accounting? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 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
5 Please choose from the following statement that best describes your experience with collecting, compiling and manipulating economic data from a variety of sources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have collected, compiled and manipulated economic data from a variety of official sources as part of my coursework.
  • I have led efforts in collecting, compiling and manipulating economic data from a variety of official sources with no guidance or oversight.
  • I have collected, compiled and manipulated economic data from a variety of official sources as part of a team.
  • I have collected and compiled economic data from a variety of official sources, with limited experience manipulating economic data.
  • I have routinely collected, compiled and manipulated economic data from a variety of official sources.
  • I have no experience collecting, compiling and manipulating economic data from a variety of official sources.
6 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
7 From the following list of economic statistical methods, select those that you have used to develop estimates. (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Seasonal adjustment
  • Extrapolation
  • Imputation
  • Interpolation
  • Statistical Modeling
  • None of the above
8 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
9 Do you have experience working in an organization that requires deadlines to be met without exception? Answer to this question is required
  • I am accustomed to working in positions under strict deadlines and time constraints.
  • I am accustomed to working under conditions with somewhat flexible deadlines.
  • I am not accustomed to working under conditions of rigid deadlines.
10 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
11 Please select the statement below that best describes your level of experience conducting research on economic information: Answer to this question is required
  • As a student in an academic setting I have conducted research on economic information.
  • I have no experience conducting research on economic information.
  • I have independently conducted research on economic information.
  • As part of my regular job duties I have conducted research on economic information with supervision or guidance.
  • I have experience conducting research on economic information as part of a team or work group.
12 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
13 Please select any of the following tasks you have completed as part of economic data analyses required by your regular job duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing written reports
  • Analyzing data tables
  • 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
14 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
15 Do you have experience communicating in person to explain economic data, methods, or topics? Answer to this question is required
  • I have actual working experience conducting briefings in which I explained economic methods.
  • I have actual working experience presenting economic topics in a group forum.
  • I have actual working experience explaining economic data to a group of economist.
  • I had experience in these areas during my education or training.
  • I have no experience in these areas.
16 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
17 Rate your experience in using one or more of SAS, FAME, AREMOS or any other software specialized in manipulating cross-sectional and/or time-series socioeconomic data: Answer to this question is required
  • No experience.
  • Novice -- I have some knowledge but no job experience developing applications using this technology.
  • Intermediate -- I have some job experience developing applications using this technology.
  • Advanced -- I have extensive experience designing, developing, deploying and supporting applications using this technology.
18 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
19 I have experience completing the following tasks to process time-series data: Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed computer programs to process time-series data.
  • I have debugged computer programs to process time-series data.
  • I have upgraded computer programs to process time-series data.
  • None of the above.
20 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
21 Rate your experience in developing applications using Microsoft SQL Server: Answer to this question is required
  • No experience
  • Novice -- I have some knowledge but no job experience developing applications using this technology.
  • Intermediate -- I have some job experience developing applications using this technology.
  • Advanced -- I have extensive experience designing, developing, deploying and supporting applications using this technology.
22 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

Grade: All Grades

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.
I certify that I have read the "Who May Be Considered" AND the "Job Summary" sections of this vacancy announcement and I understand that if I am a previous or current Federal competitive employee (includes most Bureau employees) looking for a transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement, this vacancy may not afford me the best advantage. I understand my option to consult with the HR office listed on the vacancy if I have any questions.
1 Do you have at least a bachelor's degree in economics from an accredited college or university OR a combination of education and experience equivalent to the completion of a bachelor's degree? Studies must have 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