Agricultural Economist Job in Kansas City, Missouri – Department of Agriculture

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Agricultural Economist – Kansas City, Missouri
Risk Management Agency, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 492283
Start Date: 08/05/2021
End Date: 11/05/2021

Qualification Summary
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements including specialized experience and/or education, as defined. Basic Education Requirement: A degree in Economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. Minimum Qualifications: Specialized Experience for GS-11: Possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the Federal GS-09 level or higher. Examples of specialized experience at this level include, but are not limited to, regularly researching and composing written reports on commodity markets, covering at a minimum, the major fundamental factors that influence price movement. Experience includes developing external contacts, determining research and analytical methods, compiling and analyzing data, interpreting findings, making recommendations, and compiling all of this into a research report as part of your normal job duties on a recurring basis. You must be proficient at using Microsoft Excel to perform these functions. OR
Education Substitution for the GS-11: Completion of at least three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education resulting in a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university. OR
Combination of experience and education: Possess a combination of education and experience as described above which totals at least 100% when combined. Specialized Experience for GS-12: Possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the Federal GS-11 level or higher. Examples of specialized experience at this level include, but are not limited to, composing written agricultural commodity market research reports related to price forecasting or price movement on a frequent recurring basis with minimal, if any, oversight or assistance. These reports communicate background research, policy/program analysis, data and information sources, relevant economic principles, market structure and dynamics, price forecasting methodology options, results of any statistical analysis, decision criteria, and conclusions regarding how all this information culminates in expectations for the future and the potential impact on future prices. The process includes initiating and conducting research, acquiring and reaching out to contacts for market information, compiling and analyzing data, evaluating alternative methods, interpreting findings, and making recommendations. You must have experience using software packages used to manipulate databases (ex. SAS, STATA, SQL, etc.). Specialized Experience for GS-13: Possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the Federal GS-12 level or higher. Examples of specialized experience at this level include but are not limited to composing agricultural commodity market research and price forecasting reports as part of my normal job duties on a frequent recurring (weekly or monthly) basis. These reports communicate background research, policy/program analysis, data and information sources, relevant economic principles, market structure and dynamics, price forecasting methodology options, results of any statistical analysis, decision criteria, and conclusions regarding how all this information culminates in expectations for the future, the resulting potential impact on price, and your price forecast. The recommendations in these reports are used for risk management purposes, market speculation, or some other purpose where financial decisions are made based on these recommendations. The process for creating such reports includes independently initiating and conducting research, acquiring and reaching out to contacts for market information, compiling and analyzing data, evaluating alternative methods, interpreting findings, and making recommendations. You must be proficient manipulating databases using various software packages (ex. SAS, STATA, SQL, etc.), and do so regularly as part of your normal job duties. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date 11/05/2021 of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined. For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp. 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.

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