Agricultural Economist


Economic Research Service, Department of Agriculture

Albuquerque, NM - Jun 19, 2022 via USAJobs

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These positions are located within either the Food Economics Division, Market and Trade Economics Division, or Resources and Rural Economics Division for the Economic Research Service.

In this position, you will be responsible for collecting economic data and preparing analysis of economic data as part of a larger program or study.

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS** This is an open continuous announcement and will be used to fill vacancies as openings occur.

To receive consideration for vacancies, applicants must submit complete applications prior to the established cut-off date(s).

An initial cut-off will take place Friday, December 31, 2021 to begin initial applicant consideration.

Additional cut-off dates will occur January 21, 2022, February 11, 2022, March 4, 2022, March 25, 2022, April 15, 2022, May 6, 2022, May 27, 2022, June 17, 2022, July 8, 2022, July 29, 2022, August 19, 2022, September 9, 2022, and September 29, 2022 Candidates for the position who submit a completed application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the cut off dates, will be reviewed and referred if found eligible and qualified.

This announcement will remain open until the closing date indicated; however, those who apply after the cut-off date will be considered for referral to the hiring manager only if additional vacancies occur and/or the initial referral list is exhausted.

Applicants must recertify (i.e.

update/resubmit their application through USAJobs) every 3 months from the date of application/certification to continue to receive consideration for the position(s).

Applicants who fail to do so will not be reviewed and referred and be dropped from consideration.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date (by cut-off dates) of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Basic Requirements:n1.

Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.nORn2.

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

AND In addition to the Basic Requirement listed above, you must meet the required specialized experience below: Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled.

Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised.

The specialized experience requirements for this position are: FOR THE GS-11: Qualifying experience for GS-11 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-09 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

For this position, specialized experience is experience conducting economic analysis using automation software and statistical methods; compiling and maintaining data sets used for market analysis; and preparing analytical reports on economic studies relevant to agriculture, food, natural resources, or rural development.nORnSuccessful completion of 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.

degree or Ph.D.

or equivalent doctoral degree; if related.

Related degrees may include economics, agriculture, statistics, environmental science, nutrition.nORnA combination of Ph.D level education and experience as described above.

FOR THE GS-12: Qualifying experience for GS-12 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-11 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

For this position, specialized experience is experience conducting economic research and analyses and recommending data collection methods to be used; preparing analytical reports on economic studies relevant to agriculture, food, nutrition, natural resources or rural development; and participating in the presentation or publication of results of economic analysis.

FOR THE GS-13:nQualifying experience for GS-13 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-12 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

For this position, specialized experience is experience planning economic research and analyses and developing the data collection methods to be used; preparing analytical reports on economic studies relevant to agriculture, food, nutrition, natural resources or rural development; and presenting results of economic analysis through presentations and publications.

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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

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

**This Position is being filled through OPM's government-wide Direct-Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all U.S.

Citizens.

Your application will be evaluated for basic eligibility and to determine if your experience and/or education meet the minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement.

All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and other basic requirements will be referred and are eligible for selection.

**



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