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Min Experience
5-7 Years
Min Education
Job Function
Financial Economist
Role Type
Full Time



This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Office of Enforcement. The incumbent conducts complex data and economic analysis and uses econometric models and compliance analytics on difficult and complex topics related to consumer financial decisions (including markets and laws).


As an Enforcement Economist, you will:

  • Provide expert advice to attorneys; support and participates in drafting discovery requests; help select, work with, and support external testifying expert witnesses; and provide testimony in support of the CFPB's cases, as appropriate.
  • Develop and present budget recommendations to support analyses and research plans.
  • Independently identify potential problems in consumer financial markets and anticipate the need for economic knowledge and plans accordingly.
  • Conduct independent research related to consumer financial law and collaborate with economists in other offices in the CFPB.

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Conditions of Employment

Key Requirements:

  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.


You must meet the following requirements by the announcement's closing date.

Basic Requirements: Degree: Economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

OR Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the above basic education requirements, you must meet the following specialized experience:

Specialized Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience performing Economist functions equivalent to the CN-53 level (For qualification purposes, the CN-53 is broadly equivalent to the GS-13) that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience is defined as:

-Planning and executing economic research projects, using appropriate theoretical models, statistical and analytical techniques (such as statistical analysis, geospatial analysis, or predictive modeling; AND
-Using statistical packages, such as SAS, STATA, SPSS, Tableau, R or SQL; AND
-Conducting data and economic analyses on topics related to consumer financial markets; AND
-Compiling and analyzing macro data sets to construct tables or graphs that capture key findings.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
Job ID: 73729823
Washington , Dist. Columbia , United States

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulates the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the federal consumer financial laws and educates and empowers consumers to make better informed financial decisions.

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