Supervisory International Economist

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 27 July 2020

Job Description


Open & closing dates: 07/24/2020 to 08/07/2020

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 15

Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time


As the Managing Director of the Economic and Development Impact Assessment Division, the incumbent:

  • Manages the economic review of complex proposed and on-going finance, insurance, and investment funds projects.
  • Manages the process of reviewing and determining anticipated development impact of proposed DFC projects in host countries.
  • Supervises the identification, collection, and analysis of data concerning the impact of proposed projects on employment in the relevant sector(s) of the U.S. economy.
  • Works with insurance, finance, and fund officers in the evaluation of the U.S. economic impact of projects requiring sectoral analysis.
  • Develops new policies, procedures, and methodologies for improving project assessment, including the analysis and implementation of DFC’s impact measurement tool.
  • Reviews all project analyses for adequacy and conformance with policies related to U.S. economic and developmental issues.
  • Collaborates with others in ODP for monitoring and evaluating the development impact analysis of previously approved DFC projects and the analysis of information resulting from this monitoring.
  • Provides administrative and technical supervision to assigned staff.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).


Basic Requirements
You must possess A or B below to meet the basic requirements for the Supervisory International Economist, GS-0110-15.

A. Degree in 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, which is defined as courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (Examples of qualifying experience include: 1) individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; 2) supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or 3) teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following (1) personal research that produced evidence of results, (2) direction of graduate theses in economics, or (3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems.)

In addition to the basic requirement above, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specifically, this requirement includes:

  • supervising or leading economists responsible for economic assessment and development impact of finance, insurance and/or investment funds projects;
  • analyzing finance, insurance and/or investment funds projects for economic and development impact;
  • analyzing projects for actual host country impact; and
  • preparing analytical reports outlining findings and recommendations.

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).


If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

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