International Economist

U.S. Office of Trade Policy and Economics
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Feb-10-2020
  • Posted
    Jan 27

Position description

This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Office of Trade Policy and Economics.

Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.

Responsibilities

As a International Economist, GS-0110-13/14/15, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Provide economic analytical support including related data analysis and statistical work to the U.S. Trade Representative, staff of other USTR offices, other government agencies, Congressional staff and the public.
  • Plan, develop, and coordinate bilateral economic, trade, investment, and commercial policies and programs for assigned countries.
  • Conduct and manage the formulation and implementation of a program of rigorous quantitative economic research and analysis of U.S. trade, investment, commercial, and economic policies and relations with assigned countries within short time frames.

 

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 5% annually.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • Selective Service registration is required if you are a male born after December 31, 1959.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Executive Office of the President will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
  • May be required to successfully complete a one year probationary period.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final Top Secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards.

ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

Applicants must meet the following Basic Education Requirement for Economist Positions.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
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.

In addition to the Basic Requirement for this position, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that demonstrates all of the following: 1) In-depth knowledge of economic and econometric theory, trade data, and theory of international trade; 2) Knowledge and application of U.S. and foreign government practices and policies in international commerce; and 3) Development of methodologies and procedures for use on complex analytical projects.

You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that demonstrates all of the following: 1) Advanced knowledge of economic and econometric theory, trade data, and theory of international trade; 2) Expert knowledge and application of U.S. and foreign government practices and policies in international commerce; and 3) Development of methodologies and procedures for use on complex analytical projects in relation to international trade.

You may qualify at the GS-15 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that demonstrates all of the following: 1) Expert knowledge of economic and econometric theory, trade data, and theory of international trade; 2) Subject-Matter-Expert on U.S. and foreign government practices and policies in international commerce; and 3) Development and implementation of plans to include the leading economic projects.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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.

Education

If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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