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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation [PBGC]

in Washington DC / Telecommute

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation [PBGC]

Open & closing dates: 01/20/2020 to 02/18/2020

Pay scale & grade: GS 13 - 14

Salary: $102,663 to $157,709 per year

1 vacancy in Washington DC

Telework eligible? Yes as determined by agency policy



This position is located in the Policy, Research, and Analysis Department (PRAD), at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.


As an Economist in the Policy, Research and Analysis Department you will:

  • Design and conduct special reviews, studies, and analyses of potential future outcomes for the financial condition of PBGC and the defined benefits pension systems and of important economic, policy and legislative factors affecting those outcomes.
  • Plan, conduct research, and prepare significant analyses and recommendations on both PBGC focused topics as well as policy initiatives that may encompass broader retirement income issues.
  • Participate in meetings with senior level PBGC officials, Congressional staff, other federal agencies, and members of the pension community to provide economic and pension plan analyses, data and statistics.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You may undergo a personnel security background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
  • 1 year probationary period required unless met during prior Federal service
  • Applicants selected for employment will be required to complete an OF-306


Specialized Experience and Education

You may start at $102,663.00 (GS-13) if you possess the following by the closing date of the announcement (in addition to the below education requirement):

At least one year at the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the private sector conducting economic and financial research, studies and analyses related to pension benefits.  Examples may include designing, developing, maintaining and enhancing computer based financial forecasting models.

You may start at $121,316.00 (GS-14) if you possess the following by the closing date of the announcement (in addition to the below education requirement):

At least one year at the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the private sector using original research, current economic theory and current statistical and econometric methods to analyze current policy, legislative and regulatory issues.  Examples may include relevant Internal Revenue Code, and policy issues related to defined benefit plan financial accounting and disclosure.


education- at least 3 years of progressive higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree


a combination of specialized experience and education.


Education requirement for ALL Economist : In order to qualify for this position at either grade level, you must possess:

1. Degree: a degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.


2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in 1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

How to Apply

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