Research Assistant

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Dallas, TX4.7

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $56,000 - $73,000 a year
EducationSkills
Research Assistant-256919
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Primary Location TX-Dallas
Full-time / Part-time Full-time
Employee Status Regular
Overtime Status Exempt
Job Type Entry Level Job Type
Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time
Shift Day Job
Job Sensitivity Tier II CC@Hire/No CC@Rescreen
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas believes in the diversity of our people, ideas and experiences, and we are committed to building an inclusive culture that represents the communities we serve.

Apply by sending a resume, transcript and writing sample to RA.recruiting@dal.frb.org

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:
As part of the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is committed to strengthening the economy and our communities. At the Fed, you have the opportunity to become part of an important public service institution whose work touches lives across the globe. It’s a big job and that’s why we need talented, results-driven professionals who care about making a difference.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provides research assistance in the form of computer programming to access and manipulate data, producing charts and other graphics, and conducting statistical and econometric analysis. Responsible for successfully performing duties associated with providing support services and economic analysis of the highest quality while adhering to the policies and procedures of the Research Department and the Bank. Essential responsibilities include dedication to fulfilling expectations and requirements of both internal and external customers and management of priorities. Must be capable of adapting to change and committed to continuous improvement, both in the delivery of support services and in self-development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist economists in the regional/energy, macroeconomics/financial, or international group in compiling data/background research
Provides a high level of support by locating, obtaining and compiling statistical data, constructing files, producing charts and other graphics, and performing statistical and econometric analysis under the direction of economists and officers for use in the Federal Open Market Committee briefing document, speeches and presentations, the monthly Board of Director's Report and other projects and publications
Contributes with ideas and suggestions for project improvement
Provides assistance on special projects as assigned
Serves as backup support for other research assistants and research analysts as necessary

FUNCTION and DISCIPLINE:
Modeling, Forecasting and Economic Analysis - Economics
Develops, analyzes and models operational, economic, management and accounting data
Recommends solutions to new and complex problems, develops innovative strategies, quantifies the competitive performance of the organization's operations and/or markets, evaluates the potential impact of changes and reports on economic forecasts that affect the industry
Collects and analyzes economic data on economic conditions that affect the organization's industry (e.g. inflation, national debt) for use in studies and reports to management
Prepares reports discussing economic forecast and their impact on the industry and the organization
Shares knowledge and provides advice to other research assistants on a variety of economic issues and assignments

CORE COMPETENCIES:
Business Expertise: Understands how the assigned duties relate to others in the team and how the team integrates with others in the discipline
Functional Knowledge: Has established skills to perform a range of day-to-day activities
Impact: Positively impacts own team through the quality of the services or information provided; follows standardized procedures and practices and receives regular but moderate supervision and guidance
Interpersonal Skills: Uses communication skills to exchange information
Leadership: Has no supervisory responsibilities; manages own workload and projects
Problem Solving: Recognizes and solves typical problems that can occur in own work area without supervisory approval; evaluates and selects solutions from established options

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to accurately and succinctly describe economic trends in writing as requested
Ability to use the internet to conduct research
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Basic knowledge and understanding of economic variables and their interrelationships
Knowledge of the purpose and nature of specific data sets requested by economists
Understanding of basic econometric techniques that facilitate interpretation and use of data in economic analysis
Basic knowledge of programming in an econometric package such as STATA, R, SAS, or EVIEWS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree with coursework in economics, and knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics tools with mathematical concepts from calculus and linear algebra
Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for any of the above requirements

WORK HOURS AND CONDITIONS:
M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; flexibility/additional hours may be required; some travel may be required

Notes:
Apply by sending a resume, transcript and writing sample to RA.recruiting@dal.frb.org

Employment is contingent upon the selected candidate passing a financial credit check.

By federal law, this position requires that candidates fall within one of the following citizenship categories: (1) U.S. citizen, (2) U.S. national, (3) U.S. permanent residents who are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization, or (4) U.S. permanent residents who have applied for naturalization within six months of being eligible to do so.

For serious consideration this position requires that all candidates provide transcripts and two letters of recommendation from professors at your university.

This position may be filled at various levels based on candidate's experience and departmental needs.

Assessments may be required as part of the interview process.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

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