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Regional Economist, Zp-0110-3/4 (De/Cr)

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Department Of Commerce Juneau , AK 99801

Posted 3 months ago

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This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Region (AR), Sustainable Fisheries Division (SFD) with one vacancy in Juneau, Alaska or Anchorage, Alaska.

This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-2018-0014, which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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As a Regional Economist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Review economic analyses prepared by other staff to ensure that these analyses comply with applicable Federal laws, executive orders, and agency guidance and policy.

  • Analyze the economic impact of proposed marine resource conservation and management actions on affected individuals, businesses, other entities, and communities.

  • Advise the Alaska Region and North Pacific Fishery Management Council about the economic analysis of marine resource conservation and management actions.

  • Develop economic analysis guidance and provide training to staff.

NOTES: These duties are described at the Full Performance Level ZP-4, the ZP-3 is developmental leading to such performance.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Up to 10% domestic travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential
4 - If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.

  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.

  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (

  • Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.

The ZP-3 is equivalent to the GS-11/12.

The ZP-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.


  • A one year probationary period may be required.

  • Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

  • Payment of relocation incentive may be authorized.

  • Payment of recruitment incentive may be authorized.

  • This position is not in the bargaining unit

College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.


Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience OR substitution of education for experience OR combination (if applicable) in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package. You MUST meet the following 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.

  • AND-


Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

This experience need not have been in the federal government. 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; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify at the ZP-3 or GS-11 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-2 or GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

  • Preparing written analyses of the economic impacts of natural resource conservation and management actions on individuals, businesses, other entities, or communities; and

  • Presenting the results of these analyses to organization leadership or the public.

  • OR-

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related discipline appropriate to the position.

  • OR-

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of related doctoral level education and specialized experience.

NOTE: only education in excess of two full years is qualifying for a combination of education and experience.

To qualify at the ZP-4 or GS-13 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-3 or GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

  • Preparing, as a lead author or co-author, analyses of the economic impacts of natural resource conservation and management actions on individuals, businesses, other entities, or communities; and

  • Providing recommendations to senior management or public policy-making groups about natural resource economics issues.


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