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Grade: 12

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-12: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-12, 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-11 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 do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.

Grade: 13

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-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-13, 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-12 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 do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Please select all the economic 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
  • Econometrics
  • I do not meet any of the choices
2 Utilize computer systems with a variety of advanced statistical and information management software to access, collect, compile, maintain, analyze, model, and report on technical data. 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.
3 I have applied the following quantitative analytical skills to environmental problems: Answer to this question is required
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Economic impact analysis
  • Optimization approaches
  • Statistical analysis
  • None of the above
4 Have you used an economic modeling framework to assess the environmental and economical impacts of energy or climate? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5

Select your education and/or experience in evaluating the use of economic instruments (e.g. emission taxes, emission trading) for the power sector:

Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted research under supervision
  • I have conducted research independently
  • I have authored a paper or official report
  • I have presented research in an academic or professional setting
  • I have authored one or more peer-reviewed articles
  • None of the above
6 Select the responses that describe your experience with the regulatory development process. Answer to this question is required
  • I understand the Administrative Procedures Act.
  • I have participated in the regulatory development process at a state or local agency
  • I have participated in the regulatory development process at another federal agency
  • I have participated in the regulatory development process at EPA.
  • None of the above
7 Please select all of environmental economic documents you have written. Answer to this question is required
  • Background papers discussing issues in environmental economics.
  • Environmental economics articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Correspondence discussing issues in environmental economics and science.
  • Environmental economic reports or publications directed to non-technical groups.
  • Plain English summaries of environmental economic or environmental policy issues for non-technical audiences.
  • Issue papers or position documents which explain or develop specific environmental economic policies or guidance.
  • Economic training materials (trainer instructions, workbooks, evaluation forms etc.)
  • None of the above
8 I have presented the following information to a variety of audiences: Answer to this question is required
  • Technical data
  • Results
  • Future directions
  • Resource needs
  • None of the above
9 I have developed recommendations that are based on the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluation of data
  • Understanding of organizational dynamics
  • The needs and perspectives of different stakeholders
  • None of the above
10 If you have worked on a team, what types of teams have they been? Answer to this question is required
  • Work group
  • Committee
  • Self-directed work team
  • Team with representatives across divisions within an agency
  • Team with representatives across agencies
  • Team with representatives from other countries
  • Team with representatives from different occupations or program areas
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices
11 I have used the following collaboration practices or techniques in a team or workgroup setting: Answer to this question is required
  • Build technical understanding on conflicting viewpoints
  • Improve team communication
  • Clarify mutual goals
  • Promote participation
  • Communicate expectations
  • Ensure deadlines are met
  • None of the above
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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