Job Overview


About the Agency

This vacancy is for an Economist position 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. Equally, you will be responsible for conducting research to improve and expand existing production methodologies.

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.


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 beyond measures of the GDP.

*Major Duty 5: Develop supplementary measures included in the U.S. national accounts, such as personal income and personal savings rates.