QSI is seeking an Economic Analyst for our Government Client in Washington, D.C. Successful Candidates must possess an active SECRET Clearance to be considered. This position is located in the Post Analysis and Support Division (CA/EX/PAS) that serves as the Bureau's primary liaison with consular sections overseas on workload and resource issues, management controls, facilities, and staffing. Works with the executive offices of the regional and M bureaus to ensure adequate administrative and personnel support for consular sections and responds to requests for temporary staffing assistance by temporary duty (TDY), Rapid Response Team (RRT), and Re-Employed Annuitants (REA). Administers the Global Support Strategy (GSS), a multiple award contract program that provides non-inherent governmental services supporting the Department's visa operations, including appointment services and fee collection.
The Economic Analyst provides support to the Visa Office while assigned to the Office of the Executive Director, Post Analysis and Support Division (CA/EX/PAS). The Economic Analyst provides analysis for visa-related data and information for high-level Government staff. This position is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in data analysis; tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Compile and comprehend a vast amount of visa metrics and provide specialized advice based on the application of economic theory and knowledge.
- Prepare and present information on consular functions overseas, including workload and resource data, management controls, and staffing allocations.
- Provide various analyses that affect allocation of resources at consular sections around the world.
- Study data and statistics and use an understanding of economic relationships to uncover and report trends.
- Perform a considerable amount of research and amass large amounts of information.
- Recognize indicators that affect the visa process and forecast data.
- Examine data in order to assess the feasibility of various scenarios.
- Produce forecasts based on historical information and plausible trends.
- Assist with determining the staffing needs of resources abroad.
- Determine the implications of analysis and findings through formal reports.
- Make recommendations of ways to improve the efficiency of the forecasting process.
- Prepare complex data reports, letters, and briefings using specialized software.
- Apply an advanced use of Microsoft (MS) Excel, including macros, advanced formulas, charting, and lists.
- Use advanced business analysis and statistical software to present future analyses that include sophisticated, valuable visual displays of data for improved decision-making about allocation of resources.
- Advise CA, VO, and other government agencies.
- May be assigned special projects.
- Expert at applying economic theory and knowledge
- Demonstrated ability to study data and statistics and use understanding of economic relationships to uncover trends and forecast data
- Demonstrated ability to draft advanced-level reports and graphics in MS Excel
- Superior writing, presentation, and communication skills
- Ability to perform cumbersome tasks, such as, repetitively reviewing disparate and ad hoc data in lists
- Ability to work independently and/or as a member of the team to effectively interact with personnel at all levels.
- Bachelor’s Degree (advanced degree preferred), and;
- At least 9 years of experience in analysis, including, interpreting economic, geographical, and socioeconomic trends and data, including:
- At least 4 years of specialized experience utilizing specialized business intelligence and analytics software such as Qlik and/or Tableau, R, Python, SPSS, SAS, MS PowerBI ), and databases (SQL) including:
- Experience utilizing a variety of office software, including Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel, MS Share Point, and MS Outlook.