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Recent Graduate Economist, BEA-DE-MB

Company: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Location: Suitland
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

SummaryThis vacancy is for aRecent Graduate Economist position in the Expenditure and Income Divisionlocated at the Bureau of Economic Analysis.This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Recent Graduate Economist, ZP-0110-II/III, FPLIII positions within the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the same geographic location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.ResponsibilitiesPrepare, revise, and analyze estimates of components of gross domestic product.Analyze economic data and develop estimates of economic statistics.Operate in an environment of absolute deadlines.Engage in research projects, recommend and implement improvements to estimates, and prepare documentation of estimates.Use computer applications to produce economic statistics.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S. Citizen.You must successfully complete a background investigation.You must sign a Pathways Agreement.Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.The Bureau of Economic Analysisis seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Recent Graduates Program (RGP). The Recent Graduate Program is a one-year program that targets individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants will be placed in a dynamic, one-year career development program. Throughout the program, you will participate in formal training, job assignments and receive a mentor to develop competencies applicable tothe Bureau of Economic Analysis'smission and needs. These positionsare at thebandI/II/IIIentry levels, with an opportunity for permanent appointment upon successful completion of the program.To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must: Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.Demonstrate successful job performance.Meet the Office of Personnel Managements qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted. This position is in the excepted service.This is a non-bargaining unit position.This position is eligible for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).A probationary period may be required. If non-competitively converted, the time spent as a Recent Graduate will count towards the probationary period.QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:Basic Entry Requirements for All Grade Levels:You must be a Recent College Graduates from qualifying institutions within two years of degree or certification (Veterans precluded by their military service obligation, will have up to six years to apply).Students with a transcript with a degree confer date on or beforeJune 30, 2020, will be considered for the Recent Graduate Program. Graduation / expect graduation date MUST be indicated on your resume.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. Evaluation of Experience Examples of qualifying experience include: individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; orteaching 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. In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below.For theBand-II: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the BandIIorGS-07grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes individual economic research assignments; information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparations; project coordination assignments involvingprofessional or academic economists, and evaluation and interpretation of economic information.OR2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.For theBand-III: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the BandIIorGS-09grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes collecting economic data from primary or variety of sources; manipulating or analyzing economic data; investigating outliers in data; preparing reports on economic analyses; conducting independent research and preparing write-ups of findings; designing tables and charts to illustrate analyses and communicating economic concepts.OR3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.NOTE: To show proof of meeting the Basic Entry Requirements, all applicants MUST submit a copy of their college transcripts. See the Required Documents section for more information.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.EducationAdditional InformationThe following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment. VRA(GS-11orbelow)VEOA(permanentpositions)30% or more disabled veteranPersons with disabilitiesCTAPICTAP Recent Graduatesand their supervisors must sign Pathways Agreements setting forth expectations for the program.To find additional information regarding the Pathways Recent Graduate Program, please visit the following website:Pathways Recent Graduate ProgramThe Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

Keywords: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Washington DC , Recent Graduate Economist, BEA-DE-MB, Other , Suitland, DC

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