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Band: H

You must have one year of equivalent experience to at least the next lower grade level.
Band H Qualifications
1 Do you have one year of specialized experience at the SV-G Pay Band or GS-11 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector applying analytical and research techniques (e.g., cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, risk analysis, econometrics, mathematical economics, etc.) to determine impact to agency or organization policies and processes; and presenting analysis and providing recommendations at meetings, external events, and other forums to communicate economic impact? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have a degree in A) Economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in Economics and 3 semester hours in Statistics, Accounting, or Calculus; OR B) A combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in Economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
Economic Analysis
4 Applying analytical and research techniques (e.g., cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, risk analysis, econometrics, mathematical economics, etc.) to analyze economic data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
5 Applying knowledge of national policy development and federal government rulemaking processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
6 Conducting complex economic research of data that involves collecting, compiling, verifying, analyzing or reporting information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
7 Conducting studies to assess the economic impact that regulations have on the organization's programs/processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
8 Evaluating economic data (e.g. cost-benefits analysis) or other information to determine the impact of regulation changes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
9 Select the statements that describe the tasks you have performed in conducting economic research for the purpose of supporting and/or evaluating policies, problems and/or programs. (The basis for your selection below should be documented in your resume/application materials). Answer to this question is required
  • Identified needed research.
  • Structured problems in accordance with economic theory.
  • Developed work statements that described the research to be conducted.
  • Conducted literature review.
  • Built economic models.
  • Developed method for gathering research data.
  • Applied analytical procedures.
  • Monitored and evaluated ongoing research.
  • Interpreted research findings.
  • Reviewed analyses and reports prepared by others.
  • Prepared and wrote research reports.
  • Presented research results.
  • None of the above.
10 Preparing written materials on economic issues such as correspondence, reports, briefing papers, and/or other materials to various individuals and audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience preparing written documents such as transmittal memos and e-mail, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents such as reports and briefing papers, which cover routine issues with some complex elements, and recipients, are usually within my organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as reports, briefing papers, and correspondence to individuals and organizations outside my own organization, which cover issues involving complex issues and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients include customers, middle or senior management within or outside of the organization.
  • I have experience preparing a wide variety of written documents such as complex studies, policy guidance, legislative correspondence, speeches and testimony, which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
11 Collaborating and participating with managers and/or economist as well as other organizations such as universities, local, state, or Federal agencies in order to maintain appropriate technical standards for conducting economic analysis Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
12 Providing recommendations for policy and/or processes through economic assessments Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have had limited experience in building support for ideas and initiatives with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization gained by seeking support for ideas or initiatives under close guidance.
  • I have sought support for ideas and initiatives from key internal and external stakeholders with the result that these ideas/initiatives have been included in major recommendations made by others.
  • I have analyzed the pros and cons of key ideas/initiatives and clearly elucidated these options for key internal and external stakeholders with the result that the ideas/initiatives were successfully implemented.
13 Conducting briefings and presentations for internal and external stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
14 Indicate the extent of your experience in reporting to higher-level officials on program status and/or program problems requiring resolution. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have reported primarily to my immediate supervisor, either formally or informally, on program status and/or program problems requiring resolution.
  • • I have given formal written reports and oral briefings to higher level officials both within and outside my organization regarding program status and/or program problems requiring resolution.
  • I have given formal briefings to higher-level officials in the organization regarding program status and/or program problems requiring resolution.
Economic Reporting
15 Using spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) to enter data, track information, and generate reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
16 Using standard presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint) to draft, review, and revise presentations and/or other documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
17 Using standard word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word) to draft, review, and revise correspondence, reports, or other documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
18 Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
Certification
19 Do you certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, ALL of the information you have provided on this application is true, accurate and complete? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Band: I

You must have one year of equivalent experience to at least the next lower grade level.
I Band Qualifications
1 Do you have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H Pay Band or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector applying analytical and research techniques (e.g., cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, risk analysis, econometrics, mathematical economics, etc.) to determine impact to agency or organization policies and processes); and evaluating and formulating economic analysis on proposed regulations and standards according to criteria set forth in government regulations (e.g. OMB Circular A-4); and preparing briefings, analyses, recommendations and summary reports for use at meetings, external events, and other forums to communicate economic impact? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have a degree in A) Economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in Economics and 3 semester hours in Statistics, Accounting, or Calculus; OR B) A combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in Economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
Economic Analysis
4 Applying analytical and research techniques (e.g., cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, risk analysis, econometrics, mathematical economics, etc.) to analyze economic data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
5 Applying knowledge of national policy development and federal government rulemaking processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
6 Conducting complex economic research of data that involves collecting, compiling, verifying, analyzing or reporting information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
7 Conducting studies to assess the economic impact that regulations have on the organization's programs/processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
8 Evaluating economic data (e.g. cost-benefits analysis) or other information to determine the impact of regulation changes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
9 Select the statements that describe the tasks you have performed in conducting economic research for the purpose of supporting and/or evaluating policies, problems and/or programs. (The basis for your selection below should be documented in your resume/application materials). Answer to this question is required
  • Identified needed research.
  • Structured problems in accordance with economic theory.
  • Developed work statements that described the research to be conducted.
  • Conducted literature review.
  • Built economic models.
  • Developed method for gathering research data.
  • Applied analytical procedures.
  • Monitored and evaluated ongoing research.
  • Interpreted research findings.
  • Reviewed analyses and reports prepared by others.
  • Prepared and wrote research reports.
  • Presented research results.
  • None of the above.
10 Preparing written materials on economic issues such as correspondence, reports, briefing papers, and/or other materials to various individuals and audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience preparing written documents such as transmittal memos and e-mail, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents such as reports and briefing papers, which cover routine issues with some complex elements, and recipients, are usually within my organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as reports, briefing papers, and correspondence to individuals and organizations outside my own organization, which cover issues involving complex issues and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients include customers, middle or senior management within or outside of the organization.
  • I have experience preparing a wide variety of written documents such as complex studies, policy guidance, legislative correspondence, speeches and testimony, which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
11 Collaborating and participating with managers and/or economist as well as other organizations such as universities, local, state, or Federal agencies in order to maintain appropriate technical standards for conducting economic analysis Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
12 Conducting briefings and presentations for internal and external stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
13 Indicate the extent of your experience in reporting to higher-level officials on program status and/or program problems requiring resolution. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have reported primarily to my immediate supervisor, either formally or informally, on program status and/or program problems requiring resolution.
  • • I have given formal written reports and oral briefings to higher level officials both within and outside my organization regarding program status and/or program problems requiring resolution.
  • I have given formal briefings to higher-level officials in the organization regarding program status and/or program problems requiring resolution.
Economic Reporting
14 Using spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) to enter data, track information, and generate reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
15 Using standard presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint) to draft, review, and revise presentations and/or other documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
16 Using standard word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word) to draft, review, and revise correspondence, reports, or other documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
17 Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
Certification
18 Do you certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, ALL of the information you have provided on this application is true, accurate and complete? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Band: All Grades

Instructions
Please answer all of the questions listed below. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment. Remember that your experience is subject to verification.
Your responses to these statements will be scored and the score you receive will be used as a measure of the degree to which your background matches the qualifications and competencies required for this job.
In responding to these questions, you should carefully consider each of these statements and choose the response that best matches your experience level. Your resume must support your self-ratings.
Please read response options carefully as response options may have changed.
PLEASE NOTE: Your self-ratings will be reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.