ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA has advertised several times in the past couple of years to fill its chief economist position to no avail. The agency is having difficulty finding “the right person” to handle the position, according to NCUA Public Affairs Specialist Cherie Umbel. The chief economist will advise the board, executive director, and others within the agency regarding international, national, and regional economic, financial and monetary policy developments and trends. The position can range between a grade 15 and 16, paying between $78,401 and $150,290, the ad read, plus a Baltimore-Washington, D.C.-area location increase of 12.87%. A job advertisement has been posted to the Office of Personnel Management Web site ( for federal government employees and the public to apply for the position in NCUA’s Office of Strategic Program Support and Planning. Present NCUA employees can file their applications under either or both the government-wide and All Sources vacancy announcements and can be considered under both. The opening date to apply this time around was Oct. 27 and the applications will be accepted through Dec. 26.

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