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Open date: April 5, 2021
Closing date: April 19, 2021
Pay scale & grade: GS 12 - 13
Salary: $87,198 to $134,798 per year
Several vacancies in Washington, DC
Telework eligible? Yes, as determined by agency policy
This position is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), National Office of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) in Division of Research and Economic Analysis, Office of Enforcement (OE), located in Washington, DC.
This position is inside the bargaining unit.
The Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) seeks to fill several economist positions located in Office of Enforcement. EBSA is committed to protecting retirement, health, and other employee benefits, thereby advancing the retirement security and health of our nation’s workers and retirees. EBSA, through its enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and other related health benefits laws, protects the security of retirement and health plan benefits and assets for all workers who are covered by employer-sponsored pension and welfare benefit plans.
Major duties for this position at the full performance level include, but are not limited to, the following:
Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following:
Travel Required: Not required
Supervisory status: No
Promotion Potential: 13 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.
Conditions of Employment
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
Basic Requirements: (You must submit a copy of your transcript(s) to verify that the Basic Requirements listed above are met). Reference the "Required Document" Section.
A. Degree: Economics, that included at least 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 Requirements listed above, applicants must also meet the specialized experience outlined below.
Specialized Experience: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, in the Federal Service. Specialized Experience is experience that has 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.
For the GS-12 level - Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is defined as using economic theory, statistical and econometric methods to analyze policy issues (e.g., economic research studies and use of statistical software packages like SAS, Stata or R to conduct analysis) and experience using primary and secondary databases. Examples of such databases include Form 5500, Form M-1, CPS, SIPP, MEPS, SCF, HRS, PSID, Morningstar, industry databases, or other large data sets used for policy analysis.
For the GS-13 level - Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is defined as using economic theory, statistical and econometric methods to analyze policy, legislative and regulatory issues relating to various aspects important to private employee benefits (e.g., economic research studies and use of current statistical software packages like SAS, Stata, or R to conduct analysis) and experience using primary and secondary databases relevant to private employment-based health and retirement benefits (e.g., Form 5500, Form M-1, CPS, SIPP, MEPS, SCF, HRS, PSID, Morningstar, or various industry databases relevant to private employee benefits).
Some topics relevant to private or public health and retirement benefits include but are not limited to:
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