Economist

Employer
Department Of The Interior
Location
Camarillo, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 17, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Ref
2338794919
Discipline
Energy
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Overview
Accepting applications

Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates07/06/2021 to 07/27/2021
Service

Competitive

Pay scale & grade

GS 11 - 13

Salary
$73,827 to $136,791 per yearFirst time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.
Appointment type

Permanent

Work schedule

Full-time
Duties SummaryDIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled through the office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Government-Wide Direct-Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all U.S. Citizens. Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified Veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.Responsibilities
This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Regional Director, Environmental Analysis Section in Camarillo, CA.At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Prepares and reviews programmatic and project-specific socio-economic impact analyses and documents under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
2. Tracks and keeps abreast of economic factors and trends in the offshore energy industry, such as supply chain implications, electricity markets, financing, tax incentives, renewable energy credits, construction costs, power purchase agreements, to create realistic development scenarios.
3. Recommends and reviews statements of work and draft reports for the annual Regional Studies Plan by either, a) Federal agency research, or b) contract/cooperative studies.
4. Accepts responsibility for the entire procurement cycle for assigned study procurements, including initial study design and refinement.
5. Coordinates with multiple parties and stakeholders, and other Federal and state agencies, including fisheries management agencies, and fishery resource user groups (e.g., commercial and recreational fishermen).
The BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.Salary InformationGS-11: $73,827-$95,980 per annumGS-12: $88,488-$115,039 per annumGS-13: $105,224-$136,791 per annum
First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available. Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel 1-5 nights per month for this position.
Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13
Requirements Conditions of EmploymentSelective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.You must be a U.S. Citizen.You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determinationYou will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire. QualificationsMinimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements AND (2) Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying.(1) Basic Educational Requirements:
In addition to the specialized experience requirements for this position, applicants must meet the Education Requirements described below:
A. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
OR
B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.(2) Specialized Experience
GS-11:
To qualify for the GS-11, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that 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. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:1) Summarizing available analyses for natural resource management;
2) Applying knowledge of socio-economic data collection methodologies and sources; and
3) Writing on technical matters in clear, non-technical language suitable to the public.
OR
3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
OR
Combination of education and experience: appropriate combination of education and experience that totals 100%. Note: Only graduate level education in excess of the first two years (36 semester hours) may be applied toward the combination at this level.GS-12:
To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that 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. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:1) Providing input into decision processes; 2) Manipulating and summarizing available analyses in natural resource management; AND 3) Writing on complex technical matters in clear, non-technical language suitable to the public. Must meet ALL.NOTE: There is no educational substitution for the GS-12.GS-13:
To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that 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. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:1) Providing valid and accurate economic input into decision processes; 2) Manipulating and summarizing available analyses and raw socio-economic data in multiple aspects of natural resource management using models or other computer-based tools; AND 3) Writing and presenting on complex technical matters in clear, non-technical language suitable to the public.Must meet ALL.NOTE: There is no educational substitution for the GS-13.Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website:
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
EducationEducation: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: Additional informationApplicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.
The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.
NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for this position, specifically the educational and specialized experience requirements. Applicants will not be rated or ranked. All applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the selecting official. All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated by a resume. If, upon review, it is determined that your resume and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be removed from consideration.
If you are a status applicant (current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility in the competitive service), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.
To preview the assessment questionnaire click: Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance
Other
Drug test required
No
Position sensitivity and riskModerate Risk (MR)Trust determination processCredentialing, Suitability/FitnessThis job is open to
Military spouses

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Veterans
Clarification from the agency
All U.S. Citizens