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This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as (BEA-ADIA-2014-0001).  Merit promotion procedures MAY also apply to applicants seeking consideration through a special appointing authority such as Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA), Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), Schedule A, etc.
These vacancies are for Economist positions in the Goods and Distributive Services and Inter-Industry Statistics branches of the Industry Economic Accounts (IEA) Directorate, located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis in Washington, DC. The Industry Sector Division (ISD) prepares the annual and benchmark input-output accounts and the GDP-by-Industry statistics for the U.S. jointly with the Industry Applications Division (IAD) within the IEA Directorate of BEA. IEA produces and/or contributes to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Satellite Account (TTSA), Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA) and the Healthcare Satellite Account. Satellite Accounts are supplemental accounts that expand the analytical capacity of the main accounts by focusing on a particular aspect of economic activity. The incumbents are economists within IEA responsible for collecting and preparing data analysis and research to support the economic statistics published as part of the IEA. Inter-Industry Statistics Branch prepares estimates of utilities, wholesale and retail trade, and transportation industries for the annual and benchmark input-output accounts and the GDP-by Industry statistics for the U.S. In addition to preparing international trade and inventories estimates, the Goods and Distributive Services Branch prepares estimates of Manufacturing, Mining, Agriculture, Inventories, and Foreign Trade industries for the annual and benchmark input-output accounts and the GDP-by-Industry statistics for the U.S. 
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: ZP-03.
If this position is filled at a level below the full performance level, the selectee may be promoted without further competition. This implies no promise or guarantee of a promotion. 


The individual selected for this position will:
Major Duty 1:  Prepare data analysis to support the development of economic statistics for industries and the U.S. economy.
Major Duty 2: Develop improved estimation methods to address limitation in current estimation procedures and gaps in data coverage.
Major Duty 3: Interpret and analyze data from the national, regional and industry economic accounts and from various other sources.
Major Duty 4: Provide clear and concise documents for BEA Staff and assist with technical issues related to the preparation of economic statistics.
Major Duty 5: Perform individual research to improve the timeliness, relevance and accuracy of BEA's Industry Economic Accounts.