Student Trainee (Economist), CG-0199-07

US Other Agencies and Independent Organizations - Washington, DC4.5

Full-time | Part-time
This position is located in the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, Consumer Research & Examination Analytics Branch.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

The incumbent must also be able to work at least a part time work schedule throughout the academic year.


The incumbent may perform the following:
Participating in, and assisting senior researchers and analysts in the development of original consumer research, preparing and conducting preliminary analyses of data, preparing tables and figures for official publications, and assisting in the development of survey instruments.
Supporting efforts to understand, analyze, and probe current business practices, financial products, the broader markets, and to anticipate new emerging policy issues affecting consumers and FDIC-supervised institutions.
Researching topics related to consumer financial products, practices and services that could pose harm to consumers or be inconsistent with federal consumer protection laws or policy
Developing relevant high-quality summaries of related literature.
Assisting in preparing presentation materials, talking points, memoranda and other materials. Develops summaries of meetings and monitors action items.
Monitoring external research publications and events, providing summaries of methods and findings.
Performing other duties as assigned.
Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0199 Social Science Student Trainee


Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be able to work at least a part time work schedule throughout the academic school year.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Registration with the Selective Service.

Low Risk Position - National Agency Check Investigation (NACI) required.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Qualification Requirements for the CG-07:
Applicant may be considered based on a combination of both education and experience.

Individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;
Project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information.
Additional information
If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.

All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

This position may confer non-competitive conversion eligibility.

This appointment may be extended if intern continues to meet the requirements of the FDIC Pathways Program.

To be eligible for conversion to the competitive service, you must complete 640 hours of work experience (up to 320 hours may be waived based on successful performance in the position and a 3.45 overall GPA); meet the OPM qualification standards for the target position; and meet the requirements of the FDIC Pathways Agreement. Service in the Pathways Internship Program confers no right to further employment.

NOTE: Prior to conversion to an economist (0110 series), you must have a degree in economics which includes at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants must meet the qualifications as required below. Applicants must be in good academic standing with at least a cumulative (overall) 3.0 GPA.

Your application package will be reviewed to determine if you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. The application package must include all required supporting documents (on-line assessment questionnaire, resume and, transcripts. If you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements and have submitted all required documents, your application package may be forwarded to the selecting official for further review and consideration based on FDIC’s needs.

Qualified applicants who are eligible for veterans’ preference will have selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
EDUCATION DOCUMENTS: If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, submit a copy of your college transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable). Education must be from accredited institutions. For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you attended more than one university and need to send multiple transcripts, please upload/fax all transcripts as one document.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For more information, click here.

1. A resume- that should include your anticipated graduation date and major.

2. A copy of ALL college transcript(s) completed to date. This should include undergraduate and graduate transcripts. You must also submit transcripts for Fall 2019 (an unofficial transcript is acceptable) showing the classes you are currently enrolled in as well as your overall cumulative GPA. For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here.

3. If you are not a student enrolled in the current semester (Fall 2019), you must submit your most current proof of enrollment (i.e., letter from the registrar's office or acceptance letter from an accredited educational institution). Your transcript or registrar's letter must document the educational requirements for this position.

Failure to submit the required documents will make you ineligible for consideration for this position.

4. A copy of Veteran's Preference documentation: If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here. Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service (e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.) along with any other required documents.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

The FDIC offers some benefits to its temporary employees.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.