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Grade: 12

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-12, select the option that best describes your experience background. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of work experience at a GS-11 level performing duties such as overseeing the work of others; editing and finalizing data analysis, reports, papers, articles, and projects; working on multiple major projects simultaneously and completing on time; acting as a technical expert for an organization; communicating in both formal and informal settings, and/or with the media; leading teams and leadership coordinating others in the successful completion of a project.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement as described above.
2 I have developed a new analytical procedure or applied a standard statistical technique in an innovative manner. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I have demonstrated the ability to identify and explore alternative solutions for complex analytical problems. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I have experience identifying issues and problems, setting priorities, developing definitive alternatives, using creative problem solving skills, and focusing on possible solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the statements below that describe your demonstrated ability and experience in effectively building relationships with others and working with others to accomplish goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • I have experience maintaining composure and objectivity when confronted with situations that provoke defensiveness.
  • I have experience persuading others to accept findings, recommendations, changes or alternative view points.
  • I have experience acting in a manner that clearly demonstrates consideration for the feelings and needs of others.
  • I have experience cultivating an effective cooperative work environment through good communications, interpersonal, analytical and creative problem solving skills.
  • None of the above.
6 Please choose the answers that best describe your ability to communicate difficult concepts orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating clearly and convincingly difficult economic concepts to recognized experts, members of academia, professional organizations, and business leaders.
  • I have presented new or innovative research results at seminars or at annual professional conferences.
  • I have presented research results to colleagues in formal meetings.
  • I have presented technical material to the general public.
  • I have taught or worked as a teaching assistant for an in classroom economics or statistics course.
  • None of the above.
7 In situations in which you have been faced with multiple or conflicting priorities, select the options from the list below that you would be most likely use to manage them. Answer to this question is required
  • Make a plan.
  • Consult with others involved in the task(s).
  • Address least complex issues first, and then move on to the larger problems.
  • Address the most urgent (or those with the most immediate impact) first, then address the less pressing issues.
  • Delegate to others or look to see if others can manage the issue(s).
  • Consult with supervisor or project leader to determine priorities.
  • Develop options for addressing multiple issues.
  • None of the above.
8 Please select the answer option below that describes your highest level of ability to express difficult concepts in an understandable manner in written form, as demonstrated in a research paper or professional experience. Answer to this question is required
  • As lead author or sole author wrote research papers of a quality to be published in a professional journal.
  • As a second author or collaborating author wrote research papers of a quality to be published in a professional journal.
  • Wrote a section of a research paper of a quality to be published in a professional journal or part of a technical document.
  • None of the above.
9 I have exhibited the ability in a timely manner to identify an economic issue of interest, develop and implement a suitable analysis, and prepare a written summary of the analytical findings. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Have you completed substantial work on at least one research project using advanced theoretical, computational, or econometric techniques that are of the caliber to be accepted for a PhD dissertation? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Please select the answers below that identify the education you have completed and experience teaching economics. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed at least 2 graduate level courses in micro and macro economic theory.
  • I have completed at least 1 graduate level labor economics course.
  • I have completed at least 2 graduate level courses in econometrics or statistics.
  • I worked as a teaching assistant or instructor for an already developed undergraduate economics or statistics course.
  • I have developed and taught an undergraduate economics or statistics course.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 13

1 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-13, select the option that best describes your experience background. Note: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly-related education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of work experience at a GS-12 level performing duties which demonstrate skill, judgment, and technical competence in the use of economic principles and professional methods of analysis in the solution of difficult and complex economic problems, prepare thorough and comprehensive reports or studies relating to difficult problems in economics; editing and finalizing data analysis, reports, papers, articles, and projects.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement as described above.
2 I have developed a new analytical procedure or applied a standard statistical technique in an innovative manner. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I have demonstrated the ability to identify and explore alternative solutions for complex analytical problems. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I have experience identifying issues and problems, setting priorities, developing definitive alternatives, using creative problem solving skills, and focusing on possible solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the statements below that describe your demonstrated ability and experience in effectively building relationships with others and working with others to accomplish goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile or distressed.
  • I have experience maintaining composure and objectivity when confronted with situations that provoke defensiveness.
  • I have experience persuading others to accept findings, recommendations, changes or alternative view points.
  • I have experience guiding individuals (subordinates, peers, and supervisors) or groups in the completion of a task.
  • I have experience acting in a manner that clearly demonstrates consideration for the feelings and needs of others.
  • I have experience cultivating an effective cooperative work environment through good communications, interpersonal, analytical and creative problem solving skills.
  • None of the above.
6 Please choose the answers that best describe your ability to communicate difficult concepts orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating clearly and convincingly difficult economic concepts to recognized experts, members of academia, professional organizations, and business leaders.
  • I have presented new or innovative research results at seminars or at annual professional conferences.
  • I have presented research results to colleagues in formal meetings.
  • I have presented technical material to the general public.
  • I have taught or worked as a teaching assistant for an in classroom economics or statistics course.
  • None of the above.
7 In situations in which you have been faced with multiple or conflicting priorities, select the options from the list below that you would be most likely use to manage them. Answer to this question is required
  • Make a plan.
  • Consult with others involved in the task(s).
  • Address least complex issues first, and then move on to the larger problems.
  • Address the most urgent (or those with the most immediate impact) first, then address the less pressing issues.
  • Delegate to others or look to see if others can manage the issue(s).
  • Consult with supervisor or project leader to determine priorities.
  • Develop options for addressing multiple issues.
  • None of the above.
8 Please select the answer option below that describes your highest level of ability to express difficult concepts in an understandable manner in written form, as demonstrated in a research paper or professional experience. Answer to this question is required
  • As lead author or sole author wrote research papers of a quality to be published in a professional journal.
  • As a second author or collaborating author wrote research papers of a quality to be published in a professional journal.
  • Wrote a section of a research paper of a quality to be published in a professional journal or part of a technical document.
  • None of the above.
9 I have exhibited the ability in a timely manner to identify an economic issue of interest, develop and implement a suitable analysis, and prepare a written summary of the analytical findings. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Have you completed substantial work on at least one research project using advanced theoretical, computational, or econometric techniques that are of the caliber to be accepted for a PhD dissertation? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Please select the answers below that identify the education you have completed and experience teaching economics. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed at least 2 graduate level courses in micro and macro economic theory.
  • I have completed at least 1 graduate level labor economics course.
  • I have completed at least 2 graduate level courses in econometrics or statistics.
  • I worked as a teaching assistant or instructor for an already developed undergraduate economics or statistics course.
  • I have developed and taught an undergraduate economics or statistics course.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, Most recent performance appraisal dated within 18 months (or reason explaining why one cannot be provided) may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication