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Grade: 09

1 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Economist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S or HIGHER DEGREE in ECONOMICS with at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ECONOMICS with at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 GS-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a MASTER'S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 2 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 I have experience in applying quantitative analytical techniques in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Economics
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Statistics
  • None of the above
2 Please select all the cost analyses in which you have training/experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Compliance cost assessment
  • Economic impact assessment
  • Distribution/equity analysis
  • Evaluation of market-based incentives
  • Analysis of firm behavior under environmental regulation
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
3 Please select the response that best describes your experience in assisting with comprehensive economic benefit-cost and economic impact analyses of environmental policy proposals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Please select the responses that describe your experience in environmental, natural resource, or agricultural economics. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had undergraduate-level instruction but no direct practical experience in this field.
  • I have had graduate-level instruction but no direct practical experience in this field.
  • I have conducted research in this field under supervision from a graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  • I have presented research at professional meetings in this field.
  • I have written an official report related environmental, natural resource, or agricultural economics.
  • I have authored a paper for a formal working paper series related to environmental, natural resource, or agricultural economics
  • I do not have experience in environmental, natural resource, or agricultural economics.
5 Choose the response which best describes your training and experience in assessing the economic and other benefits of pesticide or chemical use. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Please select all of the tasks with which you have experience in conducting economic research or analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Determine the data needed to complete assignments
  • Determine sources, reliability, and availability of such data
  • Determine methods of collections
  • Determine evaluation techniques to be used in interpreting findings
  • Determine techniques for data processing and analysis
  • Determine the planning for the presentation of findings
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
7 Select your highest level of training/experience conducting quantitative analyses using statistical analysis packages (e.g., SAS, Limdep, GUASS, Stata, S-Plus, TSP, SPSS). Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training in or experience using statistical analysis packages.
  • I have taken classes involving the use of statistical analysis packages.
  • I have used statistical analysis packages for my own research project(s) or as a research assistant.
  • I have used statistical analysis packages for research/analysis in a professional setting.
8 Select the response that best describes your highest level of education and/or experience with environmental statutes, policies, or regulations: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience related to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations
  • I have taken undergraduate classes related to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations.
  • I have taken graduate classes related to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations.
  • I have professional experience related to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations.
9 I have experience interpreting the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Federal laws related to pesticides
  • Policy related to pesticides
  • Guidance related to pesticides
  • Directives related to pesticides
  • None of the above
10 Please select all options that describe your technical writing experience (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • I have written a term paper for a graduate level course
  • I have written a masters thesis
  • I have written reports for clients
  • I have written official reports/papers released by my institution for external audiences
  • I have written book chapters or papers published in a journal
  • None of the above
11 I have written materials for the following audiences: Answer to this question is required
  • Employees and managers within my organization
  • Other federal agencies
  • State and local governments
  • The general public
  • Congress
  • Senior government officials
  • Private industry
  • Public and environmental interest groups
  • None of the above
12 Select the groups in which you have prepared and/or presented oral presentations: Answer to this question is required
  • Team members and/or other peers
  • Supervisors and/or managers
  • Academic faculty
  • Officials in government or private organizations
  • External audiences at conferences, public meetings, etc.
  • None of the above
13 I have communicated with others to achieve the following for problem resolution: Answer to this question is required
  • Obtain their ideas
  • Identify potential problems
  • Make recommendations to management
  • None of the above
14 Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Are you aware that all applicants, including current EPA employees, must submit transcripts as part of your application package as outlined in the vacancy announcement? Failure to submit transcripts will be considered an incomplete application and it will be rated ineligible. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No