International Economist

U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    May-25-2018
  • Posted
    May 11

Position description

This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 18-DO-214. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

**IMPORTANT PLEASE READ** This announcement contains a two-phase rating process. If your application rates high enough in Phase 1, you will immediately be directed to complete the Phase 2 assessment comprised of two narrative responses. There is a 2,500 character limit on each response. Please allow sufficient time to complete BOTH phases before midnight on the close date of the announcement, the narrative responses are expected to take one hour, at a minimum.

The purpose of this position is to provide a wide range of professional economic analysis within the Office of International Affairs. Specifically, the incumbent: (a) monitors and assesses international economic developments; (b) analyzes international economic developments and policies; (c) provides briefings and policy recommendations on international economic or financial developments; and (d) comments on and ensures that policy materials are of a consistently high quality.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Prepares international economic background and briefing material for senior executive branch officials to use in intergovernmental and international meetings.
  • Coordinates briefing material and negotiating positions with other offices and agencies in the executive branch to ensure accuracy, currency, coherence, and completeness.
  • Analyzes international economic and monetary issues and policy recommendations at the request of senior Treasury officials for intended and unintended economic effects.
  • Participates in substantive aspects of formulating and implementing Department of the Treasury and U.S. Government policies pertaining to international economic organizations.
  • Ensures that materials prepared by others satisfy the quality protocols and requirements expected of high-level international economic briefings.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 days per month

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience for the GS-11: You must have one year of experience at the GS-9 level in Federal service, or equivalent experience in the public and/or private sector, directly related to the position that has equipped the candidate with the particular experience to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:

  • Conducting macroeconomic or financial analysis with a focus on financial markets, international trade, investment, development finance, environmental finance or multilateral development.

OR - You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows. Education must be directly related to this experience to be qualifying: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

OR - You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

Specialized experience for the GS-12: You must have one year of experience at the GS-11 level in Federal service, or equivalent experience in the public and/or private sector, directly related to the position that has equipped the candidate with the particular experience to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:

  • Conducting macroeconomic or financial analysis; AND
  • Assisting with the formulation of policy options/strategies on issues such as macroeconomics, financial markets, international trade, investment, development finance, environmental finance or multilateral development.

Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have one year of experience at the GS-12 level in Federal service, or equivalent experience in the public and/or private sector, directly related to the position that has equipped the candidate with the particular experience to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:

  • Conducting financial or macroeconomic analysis on financial markets, international trade, investment, development finance, environmental finance, or multilateral development issues; AND
  • Making macroeconomic policy or strategy recommendations to senior officials/executives; AND
  • Helping to build consensus positions.

Specialized experience for the GS-14: You must have one year of experience at the GS-13 level in Federal service, or equivalent experience in the public and/or private sector, directly related to the position that has equipped the candidate with the particular experience to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:

  • Leading or coordinating macroeconomic or financial analysis research projects or teams; AND
  • Using analysis from financial market, international trade, investment, development finance, environmental finance, or multilateral development research to formulate policy or strategy recommendations to senior officials; AND
  • Building consensus positions through demonstrated communication skills involving negotiation and/or collaboration; AND
  • Experience with multiple economic and financial subject areas.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority

Education

Education Requirements:

Basic education requirement:

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.

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Application instructions

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