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Regulatory Impact Analyst (Research) Series 0301

Regulatory Impact Analyst (Research) Series, 0301

This is an individual standard for the Environmental Protection Agency

Individual Occupational Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements (GS-11/above)

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.


Specialized Experience

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:

  • Developing or monitoring the development of economic impact models that reflect economic, scientific, and engineering considerations appropriate to the industry or geographic area affected by proposed agency actions.
  • Analyzing the economic impact, feasibility, practicality, and effectiveness of existing and/or proposed environmental standards, regulations, programs, and policies.
  • Identifying defects or weaknesses in the analytic work performed by officials responsible for the development of regulations and standards.
  • Identifying and analyzing the key issues in proposed regulations, standards, or guidelines.
  • Forecasting effects of proposed regulations and standards such as plant closings, unemployment, price fluctuations, balance of trade impacts, and community disruption.
  • Developing alternative agency strategy, and assessing the environmental and economic tradeoffs.
  • Identifying and assessing Government (Federal, State, and local) resource impacts of proposed agency actions.

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