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Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as (BEA-ADIE-2014-0001). Each announcement requires a separate application using the Census Bureau's on-line application system by logging into and clicking on "Search Jobs." Merit promotion procedures apply to current or previous Federal employees in the competitive service who are eligible for transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement. 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. Please read the vacancy announcement to determine who may apply. 
This vacancy is for an Economist position in the Office of the Associate Director for International Economics, located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis in Washington, DC.  The incumbent will serve as Special Assistant to the Associate Director for International Economics. The individual will perform independent economic research on special projects in the International Economics Directorate and will advise and support the Associate Director on a variety of management issues including strategic planning, budget, staffing, and procurement. 

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. 

Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid. 

This is a non-bargaining unit position. 

The Full Promotion Potential of this position is: ZP-04. 

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. 

This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process. 


The individual selected for this position will: 

Major Duty 1:  Assist and advise senior management on topics related to strategic planning, budget, staffing and procurement. 
Major Duty 2:  Conduct independent economic research on special projects related to the international economic accounts. 
Major Duty 3:  Prepares papers and presentations, communications materials, budget documents, and other writing assignments related to the work of the directorate. 
Major Duty 4:  Oversee procurement process activities and coordinate staffing.