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Job opening: Regional Economist

Salary: $109 278 - 156 323 per year
Published at: Mar 11 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.


As a Regional Economist, you will: Serve as the principal advisor to office and program directors on economic matters and market analysis of the Department's programs, including economic conditions and the impact of HUD activities on localities within the assigned jurisdiction. Provide market analysis services for various HUD programs, including pre-application advice to clients and market reviews that recommend approval disapproval of FHA-insured multifamily housing proposals, needs assessments of assisted housing proposals, and advice on the allocation of assisted housing funds. Assist the supervisor in resolving policy issues and renders advice and assistance in the administration of operating guidelines, coordination of program efforts with other internal activities, and in communicating policies and priorities.



You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Specialized Experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience must include: Collecting and analyzing economic data of labor markets, economic developments, demographics, and housing market trends; AND Preparing briefing papers, memoranda, reports and presentations regarding economic developments and make basic recommendations to upper management; AND Making market feasibility determinations for housing proposals. Experience may have been gained in either the public, 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/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume. Time-in-Grade: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-13 you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks. Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.


Basic Requirements

A. Degree: 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.

Examples of qualifying experience include:
1. individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;
2. supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or
3. teaching assignments in a college or university that included 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 education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 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.


  • Address Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research Administrative Resource Center Parkersburg, WV 26101 US
  • Name: Applicant Call Center
  • Phone: 304-480-7300
  • Email: [email protected]

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