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Graduate Education: Master's degree in economics, statistics, mathematics, applied sciences, law, or other fields related to the position is qualifying for GS-11 research positions. Total undergraduate and graduate study must have included at least 9 semester hours in mathematics and statistics and 9 semester hours in economics. Degree work must have included independent study or research in regulatory impact. Theory courses, without independent study or research, are not sufficient to demonstrate ability to per-form at the GS-11 level.
Experience that demonstrated knowledge, skill, and technical competence in the use of statistical and mathematical theories applicable to regulatory impact, policy analysis, professional methods of scientific inquiry and analysis in the solution of problems in determining economic and other impact on regulatory programs. Such experience must have involved extensive inquiry into or use of basic data; structuring of problems for systematic analysis; adaptation or development of scientific techniques; construction and use of analytical or mathematical models; formulation of recommendations for action; or planning, monitoring, or directing the above activities.
Candidates for positions at the GS-11 level must have had 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level. Candidates for positions at GS-12 and above must have had 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
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There is no Group Coverage Qualification Standard for this series. Use the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.