JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

Millennium Challenge Corporation

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Department of Policy & Evaluation
Chief Economist

JOE ID Number: 2015-01_111452889
Date Posted: 03/25/2015
Date Inactive: 07/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Chief Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: District of Columbia, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: K -- Law and Economics
Salary Range: $125,000 to $168,317
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career
change, visit our Website at to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff is
undertaking MCC’s mission is to reduce poverty through economic growth.

Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results.
Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC's values are CLEAR - Collaboration,
Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these

In this position, you will help to advance the Department of Policy and Evaluation (DPE) goals of 1)
fostering learning from MCC’s model in the context of the U.S. global development policy and 2)
developing and contributing to policies and approaches that ensure the most effective implementation of
the MCC model and principles, drawing from MCC experience, and best practices from the development

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The first cutoff for review and referral of applications is April 3,
2015. Applications received by the first cutoff date will be referred first. If no selection is made, the
second cutoff for review and referral of applications is May 1, 2015. Applications of qualified applicants
received after the cutoff dates will be referred to the selecting official until the
closing date Friday, June 5, 2015 or a selection is made.

Key Requirements:
Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days

As a member of the DPE management team you will be responsible for managing the Economic
Analysis Division (EA) and will serve as a recognized Agency expert on a broad range of economic
topics and as a senior advisor to Agency leaders. As the Chief Economist, you will:
Manage the Economic Analysis Division, which is responsible for the development, dissemination,
revision and archiving of timely, accurate, and evidence-based economic guidance and analysis
(e.g., constraints analyses, cost-benefit analyses, beneficiary analyses, etc.) in support of MCC
program design, decision-making, implementation, and evaluation.
Direct the development, dissemination, revision and archiving of economic analysis (e.g., costbenefit
analyses, beneficiary analyses, etc.) to assess the impact of MCC Compact programs.
Develop and recommend improvements to broader MCC policies, practices, and methods in relation
to the analysis of economic developments in developing countries.
Direct the formulation, dissemination, revision and archiving of MCC policies and guidance for the
design and implementation of economic analysis in the Agency (e.g., constraints analysis).
Coordinate MCC activities, and represent the agency to governments, the private sector,
nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and academia.
Supervise and mentor a diverse team of operational and technical experts and perform
administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
Formulate short- and long-range strategic goals for the EA Division and help define these goals for
the Department and Agency as a whole. Conduct periodic and comprehensive evaluations of
ongoing functions to ensure that the EA Division meets its stated goals, and identify areas where
operational efficiency can be enhanced.

Qualifications Required:
Qualifying experience for Pay Band 2c includes one year of specialized experience comparable to the Pay
Band 3a or GS-15 or an equivalent level, which is directly related to the work of this position and which
has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of
the position. For this position, examples of specialized experience are: experience developing,
assessing, or managing programs or projects that involve applying complex economic principles,
theories, concepts, methods, and techniques to issues of economic development with important
economic policy implications; experience developing, assessing, or managing programs or projects that
involve working in developing countries on developing country issues and providing sophisticated and
authoritative economic guidance and analysis; experience planning, organizing and implementing
programs, plans, and proposals involving substantial institutional resources or that require extensive
changes in established procedures; and experience representing an organization in internal and external
forums. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).
This position also has a minimum education requirement.
You must have a degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3
semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.


A combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A
above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive
education requirement.) Therefore, applicants should report only attendance and degrees from schools
accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can
verify accreditation at the following website:
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if
you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational
institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Please visit OPM's website at for additional information on this topic.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 06/05/2015