U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington DC United States
1 month ago
This position is announced by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), DHS Headquarters Science & Technology Directorate.
• You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
• You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
• This position is eligible for situational-only telework based on agency policy.
• You must successfully pass a background investigation.
• This position requires you to have access, safeguard, and store classified national security information on a regular basis. You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
• You will be required to undergo pre-appointment drug testing for illegal drug use. Employment is contingent upon favorable results.
• This is not a bargaining unit position.
Please limit your résumé to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. Please visit www.fletc.gov/site-page/employment-faqs website for further guidance regarding this page limit.
The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
You must meet the basic requirements of the Economist, GS-0110, series below:
A. Successful completion of a full four (4) year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. (You must submit transcripts for this position.)
B. Combination of experience and education: Coursework that includes at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus and appropriate experience or additional education which demonstrated appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. (Your resume must demonstrate this clearly. You must submit transcripts for this position.)
Examples of qualifying experience include:
• individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;
• supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or
• teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following (1) personal research that produced evidence of results, (2) direction of graduate theses in economics, or (3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems.
Experience in related fields that did not involve the use and understanding of economic principles and theories may not be used as qualifying experience for these positions. Special attention on this point should be given to certain types of work that may or may not have provided professional economic experience. The following examples of work require special care in such determinations:
• economic statistics;
• industrial surveys;
• management of individual business enterprises, including farms;
• industrial planning;
• writing or editorial work in economic subjects; and
• financial market analysis.
In addition to the basic requirements listed above,
You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Developing economic cost benefit analysis reports in support of strategic program goals and objectives.; 2) Leading programs, projects or activities to facilitate effective management to meet strategic objectives.; 3) Developing solutions and recommendations to support program and project planning.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and 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.
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, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office
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