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Job opening: Financial Economist, NB-0110-IV

Salary: $72 826 - 134 956 per year
Published at: May 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
As a Financial Economist, you will be responsible for conducting and managing project segments involving the application of internal economic analysis and research, mathematical principles, methods, or procedures, and/or statistical theories and formulas. This position is located in Supervision Risk & Analysis, Economics Risk & Analysis in Washington, DC.


As a Financial Economist, you will: Plan, conduct, and manage project segments and assignments involving the use of economic theories, mathematic and/or statistical principles, formula and computer programming, codes and/or computational methods in support of division research projects, examinations, and other relevant empirical, technical, computational, or statistical economic analysis to help identify compliance, market, retail credit, or commercial credit risks at financial institutions. Apply general knowledge gained from formal education in economics, econometrics, finance, applied mathematics, statistics, computer science/programming and/or related fields. Conduct empirical analysis and writes computer programs and code based on mathematical principles, using sophisticated statistical software tools such as SAS or STATA, other quantitative analysis tools such as ArcGIS, programming languages such as SQL Javascript, R, or Python. Manipulate datasets, validate data integrity, organize new data in databases, and implement new databases to meet evolving analytical needs for research, trend analysis, and related examination activities. Analyze, evaluates, and make connections across multiple datasets of economic and financial information, identifies and assesses particular relevant data issues, and recommends new insights and applications to applicable datasets to support the Division's mission. Participate in presentations, training workshops and seminars summarizing the methods used to construct data and sample design for end users. Research and identify appropriate primary and secondary data and data sources. Designs initiatives to identify and analyze the relevant risks in the banking system, spatial and statistical abnormalities, and interrelated, obscure financial, economic, and behavioral relationships in the data.



You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A. Degree: Economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. OR B. A 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: a) individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; b) supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or c) 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. In addition to meeting the BASIC REQUIREMENTS, you must meet and/or possess the following: One year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent the next lower level, NB-III. 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 for this position includes: Applying analytical and research techniques (e.g., applied econometrics or statistics, machine learning, natural language processing, etc.) to collect and analyze economic or financial data (e.g., bank regulatory filings); AND Utilizing computer and statistical software applications to analyze data, develop reports, and present economic, financial, or statistical information (e.g., SAS, Stata, Python, R, etc.). OR- You must have graduate education that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Qualifying education includes: Master's or equivalent graduate degree; 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related. One year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. OR- You must have an equivalent combination of experience and graduate education. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To receive any credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate the number of hours worked per week, on your resume.


Please see Qualifications section for education.


  • Address Supervision Risk and Analysis/Economic and Risk Analysis 400 7th Street SW Washington, DC 20219 US
  • Name: Dekieta Bethea
  • Phone: 202-679-1591
  • Email: [email protected]


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