Economist Job Description Sample
Microsoft seeks applications for an economist position within the Azure team to specialize in building and implementing micro and macro-econometric models for cloud market forecasting.
- PhD in Economics
Demonstrated ability to drive own research agenda
Pragmatic approach to economic problem solving and working with data
Collaborative attitude and interest in real world problem solving
Command of microeconomic theory and econometrics
Experience working with stochastic growth models, trade models, and cross country empirical work.
Previous experience working with relational databases (e.g., SQL-type languages) and R. -Broad experience across parametric, semi-parametric and non-parametric techniques
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to email@example.com.
The economist will work alongside a team of other economists and data scientists inside the economics group in Azure. The group designs economic strategy for infrastructure planning and product positioning to optimize the value of Azure's portfolio of customer cloud offerings.
The Refinery Economist is accountable for understanding near term market conditions and refinery operation to drive profitability/optimizations through refinery coordinators, Business Teams and Headquarters. They are also accountable to understand interactions between Refinery and Chemical Plant
Primary Job Functions
Requires direct involvement in the day-to-day refinery operation, including monitoring Key Margin Variables and refinery run plan vs execution signals
Lead weekly economic signals meeting and development of weekly signals package including Marginal Economics & Operation Constraint Verification (Rate, Yield, Severity) and Top KMVs (Key Margin Variables)
Work with Refinery coordinators to validate all near term production constraints for modelling (PIMS).
Generate weekly BEVs (Break Even Values) for all feed stock purchases and intermediate sales
Strong interpersonal, mentoring, and leadership skills.
Organizational knowledge to address issues that prevent earnings capture
Understanding of refinery/chemical plant process technology (i.e., how units work)
Prior experience with economic modeling tools in Petrochemical industry
Knowledge and experience with PIMS, MBO
Good written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge and experience with PIMS, MBO
- Prior experience in a manufacturing plant or equivalent understanding of manufacturing processes (i.e., production/process engineer)
ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Nearest Major Market: Beaumont
Job Segment: Economics, Refinery, Process Engineer, Finance, Energy, Engineering
Are you looking to make a difference in the federal government? Are you looking for a career, not just a "job"? Are you passionate about doing what's right? Do you have experience and skills in acquisition, specifically information technology acquisitions? Then we have a position for you.
Noblis is seeking an Economist to plan, analyze and report findings as they relate to project financial performance, revenue generation and other business related questions. This opportunity supports a government agency with analysis to help them understand organizational cost impacts of new projects and methods of implementing intercompany chargebacks. The goal being to identify project cost drivers and accurately charge them back to appropriate projects and also identify cost savings and revenue impacts attributable to their respective projects. Responsibilities include: data collection, data analysis; statistical analysis; technical writing; and communicating findings. As part of a Noblis team, candidates will work closely with government clients to understand current issues and challenges, implement practical and effective solutions and foster the clear understanding of research results.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 8-15 years of professional experience as an Economist/Financial Analyst; or 5-8 years of professional experience with a related Master's degree.
Ability to formulate and test hypothesis to validate an economic approach to solve problems
Experience performing analysis of data through use of mathematical algorithms, statistics and comparative analysis
Ability to validate findings and check ones own work
Ability to generate reports that clearly communicate findings and consider stakeholder feedback
Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required
Excellent multi-tasking, time management skills, and attention to detail
Experience analyzing operational data in the area of Marketing, Production, or Financial organizations
Experience analyzing and attributing revenue sources and impacts from operational changes and marketing initiatives
Pinpoint trends, correlations and patterns in complicated data sets
Knowledge of business financial systems and controls
Experience performing financial analysis
CPA accredited and GAAP experience preferred
Experience utilizing statistical techniques to analyze data
Ability to graph the data for analysis and to display results
Experience with intercompany chargeback systems and processes preferred
Proficiency with analytical tools, approaches and algorithms
Excellent communication, collaboration, and presentation skills. Proven results-oriented problem solving abilities.
Ability to demonstrate teamwork and initiative, and function productively in a dynamic work environment
Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI and Noblis NSP, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering. Learn more at noblis.org/about.
Why work at a Noblis company?
Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public.
Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race.
CME Group: Where Futures Are Made
CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that.
Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow.
We invest in your success and you own it – all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day – whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better. With 2,500 employees located around the world, we’re small enough for you and your contributions to be known.
But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless. Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers.
Those are our people. And we’re looking for more.
The Economist is posted in the Financial Products team of the exchange’s Research and Product Development department. The Economist's primary role is to assist in research, design, and development of new product offerings and maintenance of existing products. Among other duties, the Economist will perform analyses to ensure such product offerings and modifications meet regulatory requirements and client needs. The composition of the Economist's duties is broadly as follows --
20% -- Research ideas for prospective new products, and assist in developing such ideas into functioning product designs.
25% -- Prepare documentation for new products and coordinate internal launch efforts with Financial & OTC Product Business Line Management, Legal and Market Regulation, Operations, Clearing, Corporate Communications, and Marketing.
25% -- Maintain existing products by monitoring market trends, engaging with clients, and performing mandatory maintenance of existing products. Research product extension opportunities. Draft necessary product and rule modifications for internal review and approval.
20% -- Perform routine and ad hoc analyses, as needed, to ensure existing products continue to meet regulatory requirements. Build knowledge of US and non-US regulatory environments.
5% -- Support product marketing efforts by supplying data and analyses, including collateral educational material and presentations.
5% -- Build industry and product knowledge by interacting with industry participants through trade calls, industry events, trade shows, and conferences. Report intelligence gathered to internal stakeholders through the exchange’s customer relationship management tool.
Bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics, Finance, etc.
3-5+ years of relevant experience
Exceptional detail-oriented problem-solving and analytical skills, with a demonstrated ability to engage with complex problems, develop solution paths, and present well-supported solutions
As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. Based in Chicago, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Calgary, Houston, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C., our team of more than 2,500 employees has an impact on the global economy every day. We offer:
The widest range of global benchmark futures and options available across all major asset classes;
The most advanced trading technology;
Industry-leading clearing and risk management capabilities;
A relentless customer focus, serving leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, corporations and individual traders; and,
A great place to work.
With this strong foundation in place, we are looking to continue growing our business in both listed and over-the-counter markets. To support this growth, we are seeking highly motivated individuals to help foster our corporate culture and uphold our core values of leading with conviction and integrity, advancing the global economy, building lasting relationships and acting with ingenuity every day.
We hope you will consider joining our world-class team.
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Position Title Economist
United States of America - California
AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Economist for the Sustainable Development and Economics Group in San Francisco, CA.
Example Project Types:
Market analysis for strategic and master planning projects, focusing on infill development and transit oriented development (TOD)
Cost-benefit analysis for adaptation strategies and investment planning
Triple bottom line/sustainable return on investment analysis
Diverse financial feasibility analyses, subject to influence by regulatory and technical changes
Pro forma analysis for real estate development projects
Socioeconomic analysis for environmental impact report
Fiscal impact analysis
Affordable housing policy analysis
0-2 years' experience
Excellent quantitative skills
Detail-oriented: Strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn more and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline driven team environment
Excellent communication and writing skills are critical
Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite imperative
Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese
Excellent analytical skills
Demonstrated interest in sustainability, with a particular emphasis on quantitative analytical approaches to developing innovative solutions to complex challenges facing cities as they deal with a changing climate
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with focus in economics, urban planning, public policy analysis, business, environmental studies or a related field preferred
Previous work experience in a consulting environment is highly desirable
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.
NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.
Business GroupDesign and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
CountryUnited States of America
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Strategic Programs (OSP), Office of Program and Strategic Analysis (OPSA) in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.
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Carry out economics studies or study segment with readily definable objectives, available information sources, and conventional research procedures.
Frame the problem using economic theory, hypothesize a solution, and plan a method of proving the hypothesis.
Locate and collect requisite data, analyze and interpret pertinent information, draw conclusions, and present findings, sometimes including recommendations for action to affect related economic conditions.
Provide assistance with policy formulation, data management, data analysis, and broader study interpretation.
Communicate work in writing and through presentations.
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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement.
Selective Service Registration: All males born on, or after, 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service OR have an approved exemption.
FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the problem.
- Security and Background
Appointment will require passing a background investigation. Not meeting this requirement may be grounds for personnel action. If hired, you may be subject to a background check at a later time.
Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning qualification for employment is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection or appropriate disciplinary action.
Direct Deposit: You will be required to have your federal salary payments electronically deposited into an account with a financial institution of your choice.
You must meet ALL requirements by the closing date of this announcement to be considered. Only education, experience, and qualifications attained by this date will be considered.
In order to qualify for Economist, 0110, at GS - 9/11, you must meet the following:
Have a Degree in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus, OR have a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Have at least 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree, or have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service to include experience gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data in support of study objectives, OR have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education in a field related to the duties of this position that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
Have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service, to include experience conducting economic research and analysis, OR have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education in a field related to the duties of this position that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.
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About the Position:
This position is located in the Planning Division, Social and Economic Analysis Branch, in Philadelphia, PA.
The Philadelphia District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1866 to manage the water resources of the 13,000 square-mile Delaware River Basin and the Atlantic Coast from N.J. Manasquan Inlet to the southern boundary of Delaware. Our mission areas include Military Construction, Navigation, Flood Control, Coastal Engineering, Planning, Emergency Management, Environmental Program and Support for Others work. This position is located in the Philadelphia District Office in the Wanamaker Building adjacent to City Hall in Center City Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the nation's fifth largest city. It is an historical, cultural and business mecca. Among the city's amenities are several major universities, the Phila. Orchestra, several museums, a theatre district, the first zoo in the U.S., a variety of concert venues, major league sports teams, and a historic district that includes the newly constructed Constitution Center. Parking is available for a monthly fee in the basement of the office building. Most employees commute through public transportation or high speed rail. The Army currently provides up to $255 per month mass transit subsistence.
The incumbent serves as an Economist and performs, coordinates, and evaluates economic investigations and studies in connection with North Atlantic-Philadelphia water resources development water resource projects. Contributions are typically in the form of planning reports which include reconnaissance level studies, Project Management Plans, Feasibility Studies, General/Limited Reevaluation Reports, Detailed Project Reports, Watershed Studies, Comprehensive Reports, Project Information Reports and related documents for studies and projects. Projects typically are within the geographic area of Philadelphia District.
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You will serve as an Economist who performs, coordinates, and evaulates economic investigations and studies in connection with North Atlantic Philadelphia water resources development projects.
Conducts independent economic research concerning water resources development and conservation projects under study by the Philadelphia District and which may require estimates for long-range projections of basic data.
Considers each project in terms of Corps concepts of economic analysis, embodied in the Principles and Guidelines and NEPA (National Environmental Protection Act).
Coordinates with multi-disciplined staff in order to integrate economic analysis with all phases of the designated improvement study. Insures development of data regarding estimated costs and economic justification for the project.
Interprets data made available by Department of Commerce, City and State officials, professional economic societies, universities, etc., and adapts pertinent information to projects under consideration.
Prepares or guides the preparation of the economic portions of reports in connection with proposed or authorized water resources improvement projects.
Develops the economic and social scope of work of various studies and participates in negotiations as necessary for all aspects of economic studies.
Conducts economic analysis applying the software programs Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word, net present value analysis, risk analysis and statistical analysis (hypothesis testing, monte carlo simulations), GIS/ArcGIS; HEC-FDA, and Beach-fx.
25% or less - Up to 25%
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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
Appointment may require a suitability/fitness determination.
Must be able to obtain/maintain a valid state driver's license.
Must be willing and able to travel up to 25% of the time to attend trainings, conferences, meetings, site visits, and conduct project field work.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Requirement for Economist:
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in economics that includes 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience preparing studies required for economic evaluation of a water resource project using accepted economic development procedures, experience analyzing data using standard computer programs and economic evaluations tools, experience writing economic portions of reports for proposed water resource projects, and experience coordinating with commercial and government officials regarding the economic impact of water resource projects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Planning and Evaluating
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
This vacancy is for a few Economist positions within Social, Economic and
Housing Statistics Division (SEHSD) located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line
- Suitland Station.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Economist,
GS-0110-12/13, FPL-13 positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see SEHSD-2018-0012, Economist, GS-0110-12/13, CENSUS-MP-WKD
A probationary period may be required.
This position is
ELIGIBLEfor telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval.
This is a
BARGAINING unit position.
Relocation expenses may be paid.
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The individual selected for this position will:
Develop, plan,and conduct research in multiple topic areas using administrative, demographic or household data.
Conduct research to improve social and economic measurement.
Serve as expert on development and use of various administrative, demographic, household, linked employer-employee, and establishment-and firm-level data sets available at the Census Bureau.
Prepare research papers for publication and present research results at conferences and seminars.
Who May Apply
This job is open to
All qualified United States citizens
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
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Conditions of Employment
Suitable for Federal employment.
Registered for Selective Service if applicable.
You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Minimum Education Requirement:
Basic Entry Requirements for All Grade Levels:
A. Degree: In economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting , or calculus. You have (or within 9 months will have) successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting or calculus.
B. A combination of education and experience that includes courses consisting of at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Examples of qualifying experience include: (a) individual economic planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; (b) supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or (c) teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following: (1) original 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.
For GS-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal services.
Examples of specialized experience for this position include: conducting independent, original economic research in the fields of health, disability, income or poverty; utilizing statistical packages to analyze household survey microdata or administrative record data; demonstrating ability to use appropriate econometric techniques in the analysis and interpretation of economic research questions; providing written analysis to communicate economic findings; presenting research findings to professional organizations or academic audiences.
Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.
For GS-13, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal services.
Examples of specialized experience for this position include: conducting independent, original economic research in the fields of health, disability, income or poverty, leading to publications in peer-reviewed academic journals; demonstrating ability to use appropriate econometric techniques in the analysis and interpretation of economic research questions without supervision; providing written analysis to communicate economic findings to a broad variety of audiences; regularly presenting research findings to professional organizations or academic audiences; leading or guiding others in conducting empirical economic research.
Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.
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.
The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures
, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
30% or more disabled veteran
Person with Disability
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
Knowledge of the principles and theories of economics and tools of economics and tools of economic research.
Ability to carry out a research agenda using large data sets in one or more of the following fields: health, disability, income, and poverty.
Knowledge of subject matter economic research and estimation techniques.
Ability to review and evaluate research proposals, ensuring the technical accuracy, effectiveness, significance, and appropriateness of completed work.
Ability to author technical analyses on economic topics.Ability to communicate research results to technical and professional audiences.
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Background checks and security clearance
- Required Documents
A complete application consists of the following:
- Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume should list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire. Your resume should also indicate your citizenship and if you are registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
- Veterans' Preference Documentation: Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to:
- Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information).
Education Documentation:If this position requires proof of higher education, or you are substituting education for experience, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.
This also applies to Census Bureau employees. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to for more information.
You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website
- You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
CTAP and ICTAP Eligibles
CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at:
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1.A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice);
2.A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location;
3.A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4.Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that shows your current promotion potential.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1.A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination, certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a work-related compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
2.A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your position, grade/band level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
3.A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4.Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
NOTE: You will not be considered if you fail to provide all required documents.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U
.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Additional benefits available at Census Headquarters located in Suitland, MD, include: fitness center; child-care facility; credit union; free parking; convenient access to Metrorail and Metrobus transit services in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia communities; car pools/van pools; etc.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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How to Apply
Your complete application
, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at To begin, click the "Apply" button and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. (After registering in your USAJOBS account and clicking "Submit," you will automatically transition to the Department of Commerce's specific site where you will complete your application. You must click "Submit" at the end of the application process to send your application for consideration.)
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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco, CA
E – Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, and Open Economy Macro
The Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is looking to hire an experienced or new Ph.D. economist in the areas of Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, and Open Economy Macro. For all candidates, solid research achievement and potential are essential.
All economists are expected to publish in top academic journals and be able to prepare high-level analysis for Bank policy briefings and publications. Excellent communication skills are required.
The Department provides an outstanding research environment and has a proven track record of producing highly cited work. Salary and benefits are competitive. Information about the Research Department may be found at: http://www.frbsf.org/economics/
Please send cover letter, CV, and at least one research paper to SF.Economist.Resumes@sf.frb.org.
Candidates with experience should provide a list of references, while new Ph.D.'s should have three reference letters sent directly to SF.Economist.Resumes@sf.frb.org. Your referrers should use the following suggested subject line: "Candidate Last Name, Candidate First Name - Economist recommendation."
The application deadline is November 15, 2017. The Department plans to interview candidates at the ASSA Meetings in Philadelphia in January.
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our people proudly reflect the diversity and ideas of the communities we serve.
We are looking for a quantitative Economist whose primary focus will be on economic forecasting; model specification and estimation; analysis of countries, industries, and regions; and general client assistance.
We expect the Economist to have a strong quantitative background to be able to develop, maintain, employ, document, and validate variety of macroeconomic, market risk and credit risk models using state of the art statistical and econometric techniques. Rigorous econometric modelling and coding is required.
The Economist will also contribute to Moody's Analytics publications and various research products, including Economy.com, and engage in internal and external presentations.
The Content Services team, a division of Moody's Analytics, is a leading independent provider of economic, financial, country, and industry research designed to meet the diverse planning and information needs of businesses, governments, and professional investors worldwide.
Our research has many dimensions: country analysis; financial markets; industrial markets; and regional markets.
Moody's Economy.com information and services are used in a variety of ways, including strategic planning; product and sales forecasting; risk and sensitivity management; and as investment research.
Strong academic background – Ph.D. or Masters in Economics, Finance, Statistics or Mathematics (or related subjects) from a top school is essential.
Excellent writing skills in English required.
Knowledge of econometric techniques and ability to communicate technical subject matter clearly and concisely.
Strong programming skills in STATA, MATLAB, R, E-Views, Fortran, SAS or similar statistical platforms.
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong professional relationships at all levels
Highly organised and efficient.
Ability to work using own initiative and without close supervision.
Well-developed IT skills including Email, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.
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