Job Title: Economist, ZP-0110-IV, BEA-M-LAMJob Announcement Number: BEA-OD-2014-0003
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: Bureau of Economic Analysis
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 to
Monday, December 09, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Competitive Services: Career or Career Conditional -
WHO MAY APPLY:
Current Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) employees on a permanent competitive appointment or with reinstatement eligibility; Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) eligible employees; and individuals eligible for non-competitive appointment under a special appointing authority.
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 an Economist postion in the Territorial Economic Accounts Section of the Office of the Director located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Here you will serve as a senior economist responsible for the preparation of annual estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and related measures for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.
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.
Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
The Full Promotion Potential of this position is: ZP-04.
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.
DUTIES:Back to top
The individual selected for this position will:
*Major Duty 1: Gather and analyze source data, addressing data anomalies, modify and update databases, write estimation procedures and present estimates for executive review.
*Major Duty 2: Serve as subject matter expert addressing questions about the territorial estimates and methodologies.
*Major Duty 3: Responsible for the statistical production.
*Major Duty 4: Conduct research exploring ways to expand BEA's statistical products for the U.S. territories.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Basic Entry Requirements for All Grade Levels:
Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade pay band ZP-III or GS-12. Specialized experience is work experience applying economic principles and concepts; identifying and resolving data abnormalities; collecting, manipulating and/or analyzing large data sets; resarching and improving methodologies; managing projects; creating presentations; preparing written matierals related economic statistical data; providing guidance and briefings to staff at various levels of an organization.
Note: To receive consideration for this vacancy, transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted before the closing date. There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for this position.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts if applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire that you completed as part of the application. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
KSA 1: Ability to collect, compile and manipulate economic data use statistical or economic techniques.
KSA 2: Skill in analyzing statistical/economic data.
KSA 3: Knowledge of economics and of the techniques and methods to identify and resolve data anomalies.
KSA 4: Ability to communicate in person and in writing on economic related topics.
KSA 5: Ability to conduct independent economic research.
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