Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below for <strong>IMPORTANT</strong> additional information.<br /><br />The primary purpose of this position is to predominately performs quantitative or qualitative analysis of adversarial economic systems and organizations in order to provide targeting recommendations or effects assessments in support of solutions for warfare planning options.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Develops new technologies and capabilites, oftern involving highlt complex methodologies and models. Provides concepts and designs for alternative technical approaches to solving problems.</li> <li>Performs analysis of country's economy to identify targets to influence leaderships's will to fight or degrade the ability to fight and quantity the economic effects of military and other engagements.</li> <li>Provides expertise to other analysts, scientists, engineers, mamagers, contractors and collaborative agencies.</li> <li>Compiles final reports of analyses, studies, methodologies and technical evaluations, presenting findings, conclusions, and recommendations.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.</li> <li>U.S. Citizenship is required</li> <li>Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov</li> <li>Total salary varies depending on location of position</li> <li>PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations</li> <li>Recruitment incentives may be authorized</li> <li>Position may be subject to random drug testing</li> <li>Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays</li> <li>Shift work and emergency overtime may be required</li> <li>Employee must maintain current certifications</li> <li>A security clearance may be required</li> <li>Disclosure of Political Appointments</li> <li>May be required to serve a probationary period</li> <li>Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year FY 2017,Section 1111 modifies 5 United StatesCode (USC) 3326;Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may requirea 180 day waiver package</li> <li>This position is subject to provisions of the DOD Priority Placement Program</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirements:</strong><br /> <strong>A. Degree</strong>: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.<br /><br />OR<br /><br /><strong>B. Combination of education and experience</strong>: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.<br /><br />The total course work in either A or B above must have included differential and integral calculus and, in addition, four advanced mathematics courses requiring calculus or equivalent mathematics courses as a prerequisite.<br /><br />Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:<br /> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/economist-series-0110/ <br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience:</strong><br /><br /><strong>GS-11:</strong> One year of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-09) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Your experience included Knowledge of a wide range of principles, concepts, and practices of economics, quantitative social science, and/or operations research sufficient to perform difficult and complex work assignments. Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis and investigative techniques in order to synthesize data, evaluate significant factors, and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.<br /><br /><strong>GS-12</strong>: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-11) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Your experience included comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of Business Operations and micro economics, and the standard practices, methods, and techniques of the occupation (business practices pertaining to wholesale, retail, manufacturers' distribution, distribution costs, finance and tax structure, and similar areas of activity or concern) sufficient to perform the full range of specialized duties to: plan, coordinate, and execute studies of marked difficulty and responsibility; apply modeling techniques and procedures.<br /><br /><strong>GS-13</strong>: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-12) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Your experience included experience in mastery of, and skill in applying, expertise in advanced social science, political and economic theories, principles, concepts, standards, and methods that enable the incumbent to provide expert advice to senior colleagues and/or external government or military officials responsible for broad program operations and make significant, innovative recommendations for advancing programs and/or methodologies that may impact important segments of the organization's operating programs, or affect the welfare of the public and/ or the sustainability of natural resources and the environment.<br /><br /><strong>GS-14</strong>: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-13) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Your experience included ensuring that operational products and processes comply with legal and regulatory requirements and meet customer needs. Directs staff and ensures that the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, and work plans. Develops goals and objectives that integrate organization and operational objectives. Assesses, forecasts, and identifies project requirements based on command plans, operations and vision.<br /><br /><strong>GS-15</strong>: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to GS-14) experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Your experience included knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade and finance, comparative economics, and international business sufficient to serve as a principal economic advisor to a senior military commander of a joint combatant command. Provides the leadership and direction for major divisions of important economic programs which gather, analyze, interpret and publish the vast array of economic information provided by our Government. Responsible for providing authoritative technical information and a recommendation for action. Professional judgment is based on expertness in a narrow.and specific area of economics, and the decision will involve matters which are of considerable scope and importance.<br /><br /><strong>PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: </strong>Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.<br /><br /><strong>VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: </strong>Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY:</strong> You <strong>MUST</strong> provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.<br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION:</strong> Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>For Direct Hire (DHA) Positions:</strong><br /> This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.<br /><br />These positions are to be filled under the OPM Government-Wide Direct Hire Authority Certain STEM Positions for grades GS 11-15. Under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Positions are located Air Force-Wide and may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.<br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP</strong><strong>):</strong> For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.<br /><br /><strong>Employed Annuitants (</strong><strong>Reemployed</strong><strong> Annuitants): </strong>Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.<br /><br /><strong>Temporary and Term Appointments:</strong> If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.<br /><br /><strong>Selective Service:</strong> Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .<br /><br /><strong>If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .<br /><br />Tax Law Impact for PCS: </strong> On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 – the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https: www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.<br /><br />Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.</strong><br /><br />Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.<br /><br />Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.<br /><br />Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:</strong> <li>Online Application – Questionnaire</li> <li>Resume – must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period</li> <li>Transcripts – if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts</li> <li>Registration/License – active, current registration/license <strong>if applicable</strong> for the position</li> <li>Veterans' Preference – If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).</li> <strong>ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS:</strong> The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions <strong>not later than 120 days after the date of submission</strong>. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.


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