Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: Bureau of Economic Analysis
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The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is one of the world's leading statistical agencies, recognized throughout the United States and around the world as a key source for the best and most comprehensive economic statistics available. The data produced by BEA are among the most important tools used in decision-making by policy-makers in the Congress and the executive agencies, including the Council of Economic Advisers, the Federal Reserve, the Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury. BEA's data are also used extensively by private businesses and a wide range of regional organizations, state and local governments, businesses and educational institutions.
This vacancy is for a Supervisory Economist position in the Office of National Economic Accounts, National Income and Wealth Division (NIWD), located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis in Washington, DC.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is seeking a Branch Chief for its Communications and Quality Assurance (C&QA) Branch, within NIWD. The C&QA Branch is responsible for the coordination of the production and release of the quarterly and annual National Income and Product Account (NIPA) products. The Branch will ensure that best practices for data handling, data analysis and documentation are applied throughout the directorate and support improvements where necessary. This branch is also responsible for developing and maintaining standard operating procedures for NIPA products and information dissemination. The successful candidate is a strategic thinker with vision and a desire to innovate.
The national economic accounts program provides a quantitative view of U.S. domestic production, consumption, investment, exports and imports, and of national and domestic income and saving. It features the estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is one of the most closely watched of all economic statistics. Each month, BEA releases quarterly estimates of GDP for the previous quarter and monthly estimates of personal income and outlays.
BEA has been ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies for which to work. It has a dynamic and motivated staff, and encourages professional growth. BEA has an unparalleled location in the heart of downtown D.C., only blocks from the White House and within walking distance to three Metro lines. The Penn Quarter, Logan and Dupont Circles, and the Kennedy and Verizon Centers are all within walking distance. This location provides for a unique balance of intellectual pursuit during the day and wealth of cultural and social activities after work.
This position is in the competitive service.
One year probationary period may be required.
This is a supervisory position. If not already completed, the selectee will need to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
The Full Promotion Potential of this position is: ZP-05.
This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process.
Salaries shown for this vacancy include locality pay. Applicants interested in relocating to a different geographic location should be aware that their salary is subject to change.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- If your resume is incomplete, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
- You must be registered with Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
- You must be suitable for Federal employment.
- Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met.