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Vacancy Details

Grade: 07

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-07, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement defined as 1 (or more) of the following: graduating in the upper 1/3 of the class; membership in a national honor society; earning an undergrad GPA of 2.95 (on a 4.0 scale) in the final 2 undergrad years completed; earning an overall undergrad GPA of 2.95; earning an undergrad GPA of 3.45 in the major during the final 2 undergrad years completed; earning an overall undergrad GPA of 3.45 in the major.
  • I have completed one year of graduate education.
  • I possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a combination of post-high school education and appropriate specialized experience.
  • I do not meet any of the education or experience/education combinations listed above.
2 Select the statement below that best describes your highest level of experience managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking, while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience working under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting deadlines, and solving issues concurrently.
  • I have some experience working under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting deadlines, and solving program issues concurrently.
  • I have no experience working under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting deadlines, and solving program issues concurrently.
3 Choose the response that best fits your experience in conducting basic research to gather facts, drawing logical conclusions and/or making recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed basic research.
  • Conducting basic research (including gathering facts, and making logical conclusions and/or recommendations) is not a part of my regular duties or experience (work or academic), but is something I have done at times.
  • I have had experience (work or academic) in gathering facts as part of a research effort but not in making logical conclusions and/or recommendations.
  • I have conducted basic research as a regular part of my duties or experience (work or academic) including making logical conclusions and/or recommendations
4 Please select those experience statements in the following list that best describes your highest levels of demonstrated ability and experience in effectively building relationships with others and working with teams to accomplish goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience interacting with business officials or other students and directing a group to convey information to non-group individuals.
  • I have experience directing a group or team.
  • I have experience deliberating with group members to gain consensus and accomplish project goals.
  • I have experience implementing recommendations derived from a taskforce or workgroup.
  • I have experience participating in a taskforce, team or group.
  • I have experience organizing a taskforce, team or group.
  • I have experience conveying information to others in a team and/or workgroup environment.
  • None of the above.
5 Faced with multiple or conflicting priorities, select the option that you would most likely use. Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluate all assignments, establish priorities, and make a plan.
  • Address least complex issues first and then move on to the larger problems.
  • Address the most urgent issues (or those with the most immediate impact) first, then address the less pressing issues.
  • Delegate to others or look to see if others can manage the issue(s).
  • Consult with supervisor, project leader, or team leader to determine priorities.
  • None of the above.
6 Do you have experience using computer applications to create and/or manipulate data files? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 I have proficiency in using one or more of the following software applications: Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • Presentation Software
  • Graphics/Drawing Software
  • Internet Browsers
  • E-mail
  • Search engines
  • Statistical Software (e.g., SPSS or SAS)
  • None of the above
8 From the following choices, select the response that best describes your experience communicating information in a clear, succinct, and organized manner and producing written information which is appropriate for the intended audience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience writing materials or reports explaining general economic concepts or technical information or served as editor of a college newsletter, paper, or journal.
  • I have experience writing correspondence or reports of a routine nature which presented facts, analysis of facts and conclusions, i.e., term papers for economic courses, report for use by component of an organization defining or explaining a concept or principle.
  • I have experience writing material on a routine or procedural subject.
  • None of the above.
9 I have education and/or experience using various sources, including the internet, to research, analyze, synthesize, and obtain economic information from a variety of sources. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 I have education and/or experience applying knowledge of econometric theories and techniques to develop solutions to a problem or work or classroom assignment in economics. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Please select those statements in the following list that identify your areas of experience in economic data management and analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Sampling data
  • Collecting data
  • Computing and analyzing data
  • Estimation procedures
  • Missing data methodology/Imputation
  • Variance estimation/calculation.
  • Using standard data compilation techniques, and standard procedures to compile and organize economic data.
  • Preparing economic data for input into web sites and/or hard copy reports.
  • Preparing charts, graphs, bullets and brief narratives for presentations of economic data.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the statements that apply to your work or academic experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with individuals of opposing interests to reach consensus.
  • I have participated in informal negotiations to reach consensus on a problem.
  • I have facilitated groups with diverse interests to achieve a common goal.
  • I have negotiated an acceptable solution or agreement for a problem in an adversarial setting.
  • I have successfully influenced groups or organizations to make voluntary improvements or changes.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication
3 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No