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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
4/27/2019
Job Category:
Finance
Economist - DIRECT HIRE
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Job Description

* Duties

Help Duties Summary

As an Economist and analyst within a DOT agency or headquarters, you will be responsible for conducting and managing economic and financial analyses required for the assigned studies and research projects.

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Responsibilities

As an Economist at the full performance level, you will:

* Define projects based on problems identified by research sponsors, management or senior staff, and plan the study, coordinate the execution and report on the outcome.
* Conduct economic research, analyze and interpret economic data, develop estimates of benefits and report the results of findings under the guidance of a senior Economist.
* Conduct surveys to obtain economic data, relate previously submitted data to current conditions, and determine the relations of pertinent economic factors for well-defined projects.
* Communicate and present economic concepts and quantitative data, orally and in writing, especially to non-technical audiences and work collaboratively with other economists and with senior level executives.
* Serve on interdisciplinary teams as a member or as a working team leader.

The ideal candidate for this position enjoys and excels at applied, data-driven research. Flexibility, creativity, curiosity, and a willingness to take initiative will help to find--or to create--the projects that analyze data using relevant economic methods, such as market assessment, benefit-cost, or other economic analysis, and identifying implications of the findings as they relate to a transportation-related issue. Flexibility to adjust your analyses in your policy conversations with your leadership and others involved will ensure your research is effective in shaping policy choices. Good time-management skills to enable you to juggle inevitably competing and changing demands and priorities in a dynamic economic policy environment.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel will be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13


* Job family (Series)

0110 Economist

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify.
* Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
* Review Required Documents Section - documents are required by closing date.
* Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

* SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
* GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
* PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND/OR (3) meet the specialized experience requirements.

To qualify for the GS-11 on Experience, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09, it must include:

* Experience in conducting cost analysis (e.g., supporting regulatory evaluations or infrastructure investment decisions, etc.), or economic analysis (e.g., estimating demand models, estimating program impacts, etc.); and/or experience in conducting reviews of economic literature, preparing technical reports, and communicating results to a variety of groups and individuals.

To qualify for the GS-11 on Education alone, you must have:

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

You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by transcripts, that you provide with your application.

To qualify for the GS-12 on Experience, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11, it must include:

* Experience in independently analyzing data using relevant economic methods, such as benefit cost or econometric analysis; and identifying implications of the findings as they relate to a transportation-related issue; and/or experience preparing and presenting research summaries and other technical reports to a variety of groups and individuals, such as making project presentations to clients/sponsors or to audiences at conferences or workshops.

You cannot qualify on education at this level, you must have experience.

To qualify for the GS-13, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

* Experience in analyzing data using economic methods, such as market assessment, benefit cost or econometric analysis, and identifying implications of the findings as they relate to a transportation-related issue; and/or experience presenting research summaries and other technical reports to a variety of groups and individuals, such as making project presentations to clients/sponsors or to audiences at conferences or workshops.

You cannot qualify on education at this level, you must have experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

In order to qualify for this series, you must meet the following:

Degree in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

OR

Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as indicated above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

About Department of Transportation

Virginia's transportation system is a vital element in the State's economy, providing the safe and efficient movement of people and products throughout the Old Dominion. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels. And, through the Commonwealth Transportation Board, it also provides funding for airports, seaports, rail and public transportation. VDOT has just over 10,200 employees, making it one of the three largest state agencies in Virginia.