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Vacancy Details

Grade: 15

1 GS-15 In addition to meeting the occupational requirements for this series, choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position: Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement described above.
YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
2 We need to determine if you possess the basic educational background needed to qualify for this position. From the descriptions below, choose the statement that BEST describes your education relevant to this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a bachelor's or graduate degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  • I have a combination of education and experience that includes at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus, and is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in economics.
  • My background does not match either of the above choices.
3 Choose the statement that best describes your level of experience conducting economic cost-benefit analysis of regulations under Executive Order 12866 using guidance in Circular A-4. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing cost benefit analysis.
  • I have education, but no experience, in performing cost benefit analysis.
  • I have experience performing cost benefit analysis in other, non-regulatory context.
  • I have experience performing cost-benefit analysis of regulations for other Federal Agencies.
  • I have experience performing cost-benefit analysis of Department of Homeland Security regulations.
  • I have experience performing cost-benefit analysis of Coast Guard regulations.
4 Choose the statement that best describes your level of experience assessing the economic impacts of regulations on small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in assessing the impacts on small entities.
  • I have education, but no experience, in assessing the impacts on small entities.
  • I have experience assessing the impacts on small entities in other, non-regulatory context.
  • I have experience assessing the impacts on small entities of regulations for other Federal Agencies.
  • I have experience assessing the impacts on small entities of Department of Homeland Security regulations.
  • I have experience assessing the impacts on small entities of Coast Guard regulations.
5 Have you analyzed public comments relating to proposed regulations and developed responses to public comments? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in analyzing or developing responses to public comments relating to proposed regulations.
  • I have education or training, but no experience, in analyzing or developing responses to public comments relating to proposed regulations.
  • I have experience in analyzing or developing responses to public comments in other, non-regulatory context.
  • I have experience in analyzing or developing responses to public comments relating to proposed regulations for other Federal Agencies.
  • I have experience in analyzing or developing responses to public comments relating to proposed regulations for the Department of Homeland Security.
  • I have experience in analyzing or developing responses to public comments relating to proposed regulations for Coast Guard.
6 Select the economic and/or statistical method(s) or technique(s) that you have applied in conducting economic research or economic data analysis. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Trending
  • Multi-variate Regression Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Operations Research and Optimization
  • Linear Programming
  • Econometrics
  • Time Series
  • Input-Output Analysis
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Modeling
  • Simulation
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following writing activities have you performed related to conducting applied economic research? (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared Regulatory Impact Analyses and other supporting documents that have been available for public comment on regulations.gov
  • Published in peer-reviewed journal
  • Created working papers or research reports
  • Authored paper(s) for professional conferences
  • Completed a master's thesis or dissertation
  • Wrote policy position papers/briefs
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following best describes your experience writing to non-technical audiences about economic concepts and findings? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not written to non-technical audiences about economic concepts and findings.
  • I have worked as a member of a group writing to non-technical audiences about economic concepts and findings.
  • I have written to non-technical audiences about economic concepts and findings under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • I have written to non-technical audiences about economic concepts and findings independently
9 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience delivering oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have never delivered an oral presentation.
  • I have delivered oral presentations on non-technical subject matter.
  • I have delivered oral presentations on technical subject matter.
  • I have delivered formal presentations on technical topics which required defending my ideas/recommendations to an audience whose members represent multiple viewpoints.
10 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience leading others to achieve project and organizational goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task as a first level supervisor.
  • I have performed this task as a second level supervisor.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained and directed others in their performance as a supervisor.
11 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience motivating subordinates and/or co-workers toward future goals and encouraging innovation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Which tasks have you performed related to leading teams? Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewing team performance against established metrics.
  • Identifying areas that were particularly favorable or below established standards.
  • Providing recommendations to management to facilitate continuous improvement.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following responses BEST represents your performance rating? Answer to this question is required
  • I received the highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received the second highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years in a related or unrelated position.
  • I do not meet any of the performance rating described above.
2 Which of the following BEST represents your awards history? Awards include sustained superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, meritorious civilian service awards, quality step increases, and other equivalent awards. Letters of commendation and appreciation are NOT creditable. Answer to this question is required
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, within the past 5 years for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, more than 5 years ago for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I have not received any awards.
3 I am requesting consideration under Executive Order 13473 as a noncompetitive military spouse based on the transfer of my military spouse and I certify that I have not previously used this authority to obtain a position in the commuting area of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Date of marriage to military spouse:
  • No
4 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch? If yes, please provide appropriate documentation in your application package to provide proof of your current or most recent political appointment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No