University of Nebraska Medical Center

International Economist

Treasury recently posted a vacancy announcement on USAJobs.gov for International Economist in Washington, DC.  The below flyer briefly describes the position and application instructionsare below.  Applications will be accepted through Midnight on Monday, December 5, 2016.


Shown below is a link to the position on USAJobs at four different grade levels (GS-11, GS-12, GS-13 and GS-14).  To be considered at multiple grade levels, applicants must select each grade.  Recent graduates usually apply at the GS-11 level but everyone is welcome to apply to any and all grades for which they are qualified.  Please note that candidates will be considered only at the grades to which they have applied so it may be worth applying to multiple grade levels, e.g. if a candidate applies only to the GS-14 announcement and is deemed not qualified, he or she will not be considered at the lower grade levels.


Link to Job Announcement 17-DO-112-P    



This is a two-step rating process:


  • Step 1:  Candidates will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Candidates customarily have a masters or doctorate degree in economics, international affairs, public policy, finance or business.  Candidates need a minimum of 21 credit hours in economics (either undergraduate or graduate level classes are acceptable) plus 3 credit hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. All candidates must be U.S. citizens.  Resumes should include detailed information to support the candidate’s qualifications.


  • Step 2:  If candidates meet the minimum qualification requirements in Step 1, they will be asked to answer two essay questions with a maximum of 2500 characters per essay.  To be considered in the applicant pool, it is very important that candidates complete all required sections, including the link to Treasury’s written questions and essays.  The entire application including essays must be submitted by Midnight on Monday, Dec. 5.