International Economist

U.S. Bureau of International Labor Affairs
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    May-16-2019
  • Posted
    May 07

Position description

This position is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), Office of International Relations and Economic Research (OIRER). The mission of OIRER is to advance U.S. labor and employment priorities by leading and coordinating U.S. engagement with international bodies and foreign governments, and researching economic trends and policies.

 - This position is inside the Bargaining Unit.

 

Responsibilities

 

This position is with the Economic Research (ER) staff and reports to the Chief International Economist (CIE).

Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following:

  • Implements predefined and precisely stated data collection and economic methods to prepare products for use in larger international economic research, studies, and analyses.
  • Searches primary economic research-literature databases to identify citations for review in planned projects.
  • Gathers original data, obtains and reviews existing or historical data, and prepare large quantities of economic data for use by senior colleagues in ongoing research programs of the office.
  • Accesses statistical databases of national statistical agencies and international organizations to extract economic data in Excel, Stata, or SAS formats.
  • Disseminates for ILAB, DOL, or USG interagency comment, economic research of organizations at which ILAB is a member of a research oversight or peer review body and collects and collates comments.
  • Collects and collates contributions from ILAB staff or culled from existing products to contribute to briefing documents, analyses, and reports of economic studies of suitable quality for the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Deputy Undersecretary, and/or further dissemination, as appropriate.
  • Prepares professional-style visualizations of economic data for a wide variety of ILAB products.
  • Maintains all extracted data and other contributions as directed by the CIE or designate in a transparent electronic filing system available to all ER staff.
  • Conducts statistical analysis of large quantities of economic data and consults with the CIE or other senior colleagues on the implications and significance for ILAB programs.
  • Independently sequences and conducts preplanned international economic research, studies, and analyses that demonstrate competent application of accepted professional techniques of research and analysis.

 

Travel Required

25% or less - 1-4 times per year.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the need for an employee promoted to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if requirement has not been met.
  • U.S. Citizenship.and Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.

 

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. 

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. 

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.  

 

Qualifications

Basic 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.

In addition to the basic requirement above, applicants must meet the specialized experience requirement below.

To qualify for the GS-09 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-07, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience following detailed instructions to download and document data on labor force, gross domestic product, and/or international trade, and to create visual representations of those data.

OR

2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.

OR

Combination of education/experience.

To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-09, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience implementing data collection and economic methods to prepare products for use in international economic research, studies, and analyses – demonstrating competent application of standard economic analysis techniques and defined data collection and economic methods.

OR

3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

OR

Combination of education/experience.

Education

 

Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. 

If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.   Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org

follow us on Twitter