Environmental Protection Agency Economist, GS-0110-11 in FEW vacancies District of Columbia, District Of Columbia

Environmental Protection Agency
  • FEW vacancies - District of Columbia, DC
  • FEW vacancies - Ann Arbor, MI
Work Schedule is Full-time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (5 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Earth Day is every day at EPA! At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. Find yourself at EPA.

This position is located in the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Transportation and Climate Division, Climate Economics and Modeling Center, Ann Arbor, MI, and/or Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: http://www.epa.gov/oar/otaq/

Except in special circumstances, a new GS employee will be hired at the step 1 of the applicable grade.

One or more positions may be filled.

If you are selected, we may offer payment for your current student loan.


Analyze data to better understand consumer behavior and decision making, and how this behavior influences markets and greenhouse gas emissions. Coordinate and facilitate projects requiring cross-team interaction within the division, Office, and Agency that relate to mobile source programs. Perform analyses of OTAQ's national environmental and energy policy programs and regulatory actions concerning fuels and vehicles. Contribute to program briefings for senior management and officials; support regulatory actions; and communicate a variety of complex policy and economic concepts to managers and other program stakeholders.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit resume and required documents (See How to Apply)
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.

You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below: To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-09 level defined as: 1) experience using cost-benefit analyses, econometrics, or other statistical techniques to evaluate environmental issues; - OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the academic discipline as described below.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: knowledge and skill in producing cost-benefit, economic, econometric, or statistical analyses of programs and policy issues using spreadsheet and/or statistical tools that consider, for example, changes in fuel prices and/or costs and the resulting environmental impacts; ability to analyze energy and environmental programs and policy, particularly with respect to their applications to climate change with relation to the transportation sector; ability to perform regulatory impact assessments; ability to produce research and complete analytical projects independently and on multidisciplinary teams; and ability to produce professional quality briefings, memos, and reports sufficient to present directly to senior management and outside stakeholders.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: economics with at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus; OR a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major as listed.

If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.

This position is designated as Low Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.


Review our benefits

Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options! Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more visit Benefits. To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.

Other Information

This position is in the bargaining unit.

EPA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: http://www.epa.gov/careers/epa-job-vacancy-announcements-policies-and-procedures.

This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment. The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

If you have part-time work experience, read this: (http://www.epa.gov/careers/epa-job-vacancy-announcements-policies-and-procedures).

Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

Salary Range: $64,453.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0110-11/11

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Any U.S. citizen may apply.

Control Number: 453266900

Job Announcement Number: LV-OAR-DE-2016-0089