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Economist Month Roster***

Company: US Department of the Treasury
Location: Glendale
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Save Education - Bachelor's Degree Skills - Calculus - Go Benefits - Paid Time Off - Health Insurance Duties Summary The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow. See Other Information for Locations Responsibilities WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB & I) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? The Large Business and International (LB & I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international activities, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement. As our name suggests, international tax administration is an important part of what we do in LB & I. As part of the LB & I team, you may be assigned to work in International, or with one of six industry segments: Communications Technology and Media, Financial Services, Global High Wealth, Heavy Manufacturing and Pharmaceuticals, Natural Resources and Construction, or Retailers, Food, Transportation and Healthcare. Regardless of where you serve, you will be supported by a variety of professionals (accountants, economists, engineers, computer audit specialists and subject matter experts) as you tackle the most complex foreign and domestic tax issues. WHAT DOES AN ECONOMIST DO? Economists perform microeconomic research and analysis of complex transfer pricing transactions, economic structures, and valuations. They review and analyze economic, statistical, and tax data to determine the existence of a potential transfer pricing or economic issue; develop an effective work plan, conduct research in source materials, explain and defend research findings. They provide technical guidance and may serve as qualified witnesses for the Government in cases reaching litigation. As an Economist, you will: Perform assignments based on research and analyses involved in examinations, including complex issues covering a range of industries and specializations. Conduct microeconomic research and analyses that require the study of economic structure, business practices, interest rates, competitive conditions, trade barriers and product life cycles. Review and analyze economic, statistical, and tax data to determine the existence of a potential transfer pricing issue; recommend formal or limited assistance or withdrawal; develop an effective work plan, conduct research in source materials that include databases, journals and government publications. Explain and defend research findings to the taxpayer, taxpayer's representatives, exam team, Appeals, Counsel, and other IRS personnel, and may serve as a witness in cases reaching litigation. Provide expert technical advice and direction to service employees relative to the largest and most complex economic issues. Provide technical support on transfer pricing issues which entails in-depth analyses of economic structures, interest rates, business practices, product life cycles, etc. Prepare written findings, reports and other technical guidance. Perform multiple assignments or projects of a highly technical nature requiring advanced economic knowledge, and make precedent-setting and industry - or nationwide determinations. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at ****************. Travel Required Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights travel per month. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Job family (Series) 0110 Economist Similar jobs Economists Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment Refer to Other Information. Click 'Print Preview' to review the entire announcement beforeing. Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. . Qualifications You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must have a Bachelor's or higher Degree in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. OR A combination of education and experience. The education must include courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or itional education. To qualify, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to perform the following: Conduct independent economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; OR Supervise or coordinate project assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information: OR Teaching assignments in a college or university that include 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. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in economics. In ition to the above , you must meet the requirements described below: GS-13 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is experience related to this job which has equipped you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Specialized experience for the Economist position is experience that required the application of economic concepts, theories, principles and practices related to research and analyses of a variety of industries; Experience with economic factors related to pricing and valuation of tangible and intangible property and services, and an understanding of the variety of factors affecting transfer pricing policies by multinational corporations; Experience in analyzing factual information to recognize and evaluate significant and critical factors, solve increasingly complex problems, draw rational economic conclusions, prepare comprehensive reports; and Experience in oral communications to explain and defend research findings. - The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. - To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume. Education itional information Twenty-one (21) positions may be filled in the Large Business & International (LB & I) Unit at any of the following locations: Buffalo, NY; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Downers Grove, IL; Farmington Hills, MI; Bloomington, MN; Columbus, OH; Independence, OH; Denver, CO; Laguna Niguel, CA; Glendale, CA; San Jose, CA; San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; Stoneham, MA; Southborough, MA or Cincinnati, OH. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. - Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed. - This is a bargaining unit position. - A 1-year probationary period is required. - Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check). - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency. - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel. - May be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on. - Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, Dayshift. - Must be able to obtain and maintain a Moderate Risk Security clearance. This is a 12 month open continuous announcement that will be used to fill positions LB & I throughout the next 12 months. We are projecting approximately 21 vacancies may be filled during the life of this register. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled in the individual PODs listed in this announcement. It is anticipated that there will be a significant interest in the announcement. As a result applicants will be reviewed for consideration either on a weekly/monthly bases to fill vacancies. This announcement may be closed early if sufficient applicants to fill the anticipated vacancies. System eligible applicants who by the initial cut-off date of 07/18/2019 will be considered first. Selections may be made through 08/10/2020. If itional vacancies exist, applicants who in subsequent cut-off dates will be considered next. You may be able to update your application during the time this roster announcement is open, and your application will be reassessed for the following cut-off. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a 'not qualified' determination. This position will be filled through the Direct Hire Authority. Under this authority, competitive rating, ranking, and veterans' preference procedures do not. Your application will be considered based on education, training, and quality of your experience. For more information on Direct-Hire Authority visit: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet . Referral: Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must be determined Well Qualified to receive special selection priority. To preview questions please click here . Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Not Required Drug test required No Required Documents Required Documents A complete application includes: 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents . Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips . VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets . Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can for jobs both within and outside the commuting area. EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: This position has specific education requirements, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent for qualification determination. These documents must be submitted with your application by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the cutoff date/closing date of this announcement. For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits . Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes: Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards. Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year. Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire. A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums. A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions. Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: Pay and Benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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