DIRECT 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.
The mission of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is to manage ocean energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in a manner that balances economic development, and environmental protection. Energy resources on the OCS include oil and natural gas, as well as sources of renewable energy (including offshore wind). Marine mineral resources include sand and gravel deposits used for coastal restoration efforts.
The incumbent provides analyses, research, and policy recommendations on a variety of economic topics related to U.S. offshore energy and mineral resource programs, including fiscal term design, lease sale evaluation, regulatory benefit-cost analysis, macroeconomics and socio-economic impacts, and environmental costs. The individual also conducts economic analysis for offshore-related policy development and evaluates proposed legislation. The qualified candidate would be a motivated self-starter able to work both independently and in teams.
This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Strategic Resource Programs, Economics Division, in Sterling, VA. The Economics Division includes economists, statisticians, and petroleum engineers who conduct complex economic analyses to address a wide range of public policy issues. The Economics Division provides guidance, analyses, research, and recommendations on economic issues related to BOEM programs for offshore renewable and non-renewable energy. The group interacts with a diverse range of other professionals including marine biologists, geologists, other physical scientists, engineers, and policy analysts.
At the full performance level GS-13 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Prepare supporting analyses of the National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program, including but not limited to, estimates of the social benefits and environmental costs of future oil and gas leasing and the impacts of the program on energy markets in the future.
Prepare regulatory impact analyses and help guide the development of beneficial regulations by assembling data, conducting benefit-cost analysis and analyzing regulatory alternatives.
Prepare analyses and documents relating to oil and gas and renewable energy lease sales.
Perform analysis and modeling to improve forecasts of lease sales and oil, gas, and renewables revenues and production, including sharing of revenues with State governments; and estimate household income and employment generated for the nation and States by energy production.
Support renewable energy development by preparing recommendations for wind lease auction format and fiscal terms.
Serves as a representative of BOEM and the Economics Division at meetings and conferences.
Salary Range Information:
First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.
BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.
Security Clearance Required:
You will be required to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Background Investigation if you are selected and hired for this position.
Occasional travel - May be required.
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Conditions of Employment
You will be subject to a suitability investigation/determination
You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
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/.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements AND (2) Specialized Experience for the grade to which you are applying.
(1) Basic Educational Requirements
economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
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-12
To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 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)using computer-based tools associated with energy, mineral, environmental, resource economics, or other economic policy analysis; 2) writing documents related to energy, mineral, environmental, resource economics, or other economic policy analysis; and 3) performing economic analyses that entail independent responsibilities regarding issues related to energy, mineral, environmental, resource economics, or other economic policy analysis.
To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 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) conducting economic analysis using computer-based tools to answer economic questions associated with energy, mineral, environmental, resource economics, or other economic policy analysis; 2) writing multiple types of documents related to energy, mineral, environmental, resource economics, or other economic policy analysis; 3) giving oral presentations related to energy, mineral, environmental, resource economics, or other economic policy analysis; and 4) performing economic analyses that entail independent responsibilities regarding issues related to energy, mineral, environmental, resource economics, or other economic policy analysis.
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: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
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.
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: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4
Applicants 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.
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.
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 Evaluated
You 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.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas::
Gather and Analyze Data - Skill in collecting data and performing statistical testing and economic analyses.
Technical Knowledge- Ability to analyze complicated economic and social issues, both qualitatively and quantitatively, relevant to energy supply from public lands or benefit-cost analysis of regulations.
Interpersonal Communication-Ability to give spoken presentations to others of a varying technical level background about economic and social science issues related to energy.
Written Communication – Skill in preparing reports of research and applications that explain the work, give interpretations of results, and describe the significance of the results.
Oral Communication – Skill in presenting the work to leaders and the public.
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.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)
Trust determination process
Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume
Your application package must include:
(1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15.
You will find additional information on the following topics:
(1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education – accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: https://www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR http://www.boem.gov/USAJobs-Assistance/ .
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station.
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.
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.
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.