Job Overview


About the Agency

"The closing date of this announcement has been extended to May 15, 2014."

The Bureau of Economic Analysis is seeking a highly motivated and capable executive to serve as the Director. The Director is responsible for executive leadership and direction to the organization, its programs and mission. The Director is responsible for conducting BEA’s activities and for coordinating its statistical programs and activities with those of other Federal statistical agencies. The Director develops and directs the operating and strategic plans and policies for the BEA, taking into account budget, human resources, technology, administrative and legislative requirements, and the needs of users of BEA’s statistics.

This position is a senior executive service (SES) career-reserved position. Positions in the SES are not graded. SES pay is commensurate with qualifications. SES employees are eligible for bonuses and awards based on performance. Veteran’s preference is not applicable to SES.


As the Director, you will work with other top level and executive staff in planning and managing the development of new methods, source data, and concepts for improving the timeliness, relevance and accuracy of BEA data. 

You will plan, manage, prepare, analyze, update, and extend BEA’s national, international, industry and regional accounts data. You will work with senior staff in consulting with key persons of governmental, private and international organizations on matters that pertain to the work of BEA.

The Director of BEA represents the organization before a wide range of organizations, including the media, business and professional groups, Congress, the Administration, nonprofit organizations, and multilateral international organizations; serves on high-level domestic and international committees; and advises leaders of business, government, education, and other client groups on current measurement issues and economic developments.