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Job Title:  Director
Department:  Department Of Commerce
Agency:  Bureau of Economic Analysis
Job Announcement Number:  SES-2014-0014

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year
Monday, March 31, 2014 to Thursday, May 15, 2014
Full-time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
Applications will be accepted from all qualified U.S. citizens

Join the Bureau of Economic Analysis where we are looking for diverse, innovative thinkers.  Embark on a new career that is challenging and exciting!
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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.


  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Background investigation and/or security clearance is required.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • One year probationary period may be required.


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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.


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Basic requirements:

A. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.


B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under ECQs and PTQs (normally equivalent to the GS-15 level in the Federal service).

You must show in your resume that you possess the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and the Professional/Technical Qualifications listed below. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs you managed, and your accomplishments, including the results of your actions. An individual’s total experience and education must demonstrate possession of the ECQs and PTQs to perform the duties of this position.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):
ECQ 1 - Leading Change: involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision. 

ECQ 2 - Leading People: involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflict. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building. 

ECQ 3 - Results Driven: involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility. 

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management. 

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy and Influencing/Negotiating.

Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning and Public Service Motivation.

Professional and Technical Qualifications (PTQs):

PTQ #1 Experience demonstrating the ability to manage a substantial economic research and statistics program.

PTQ #2 Demonstrated experience in economic research and statistics as evidenced by published papers and presentations at professional meetings.  

PTQ #3 Experience that demonstrates the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with high level government policy officials, business economists, academics, scholars in research organizations, officials in international organizations and foreign statistical offices.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Applications should be submitted on-line through  This position has positive education requirements.  You MUST provide transcripts and/or other documentation to support your educational claims.


Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the quality and extent of total accomplishments, experience, and education they possess.
All applicants must meet the mandatory ECQs and PTQs to be eligible for further consideration. Applicants must show that they possess the required experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, and must show how and when they were used. This evidence must include clear, concise and detailed examples that demonstrate the level of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. 
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You may FAX supplemental documents at any time during the open period of a vacancy announcement by going to
1) Log into My USAJOBS,
2) Click on "Applications",
3) Locate the vacancy you applied to,
4) Under "Application Status" column, click on "More Information". This will take you from Recruitment-One-Stop (ROS) to the Department of Commerce site (this will take a few seconds, please be patient);
5) Select "View/Generate Fax Cover Sheets" and click "Continue",
6) Select type of document to be faxed,
7) Click on "Print Cover Sheet" to print fax cover sheet
8) Once the cover sheet has printed click button "Return to ROS" to bring you back to the USAJOBS site. You can then logout.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.
Relocation expenses may be paid.

Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational and functional lines.

If you left federal employment and received a buyout and you are selected for this position, you may be required to repay the full amount of the buyout to the agency that paid you.

Filing of the Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report is required if selected for this position (Ethics in Government Act P.L. 95-251).

Public law requires all new appointees to submit proof of identity/employment eligibility.
If selected, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must confirm their selective service registration status.

In accordance with 5 USC 3303, any recommendation by Members of Congress, Congressional employees, elected State or local government officials, political party officials or other individuals or organizations making the recommendation on the basis of the party affiliation of the applicant is prohibited. Executive Branch agencies are barred from accepting or considering prohibited political recommendations, and indeed, are required to return to the individual any prohibited political recommendation with reference to statutory prohibition. Such officials may supply a statement which "relates solely to the character and residence" of the individual.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Division at 301-763-3371. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact us via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.
The Department of Commerce does not condone or tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.


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Applications should be submitted electronically through Emailed, faxed, hand-delivered or mailed applications will not be considered. You must submit your application so that it will be RECEIVED by the closing date of the announcement. For more information, contact the SES Program Staff on (301) 763-3727.

The application process used to recruit for this position requires submitting a RESUME ONLY. Although you should not address the ECQs or PTQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your resume. To apply electronically through, you must register on-line by creating a user account. Then upload or create your resume using the Resume Builder. The first time you apply, you will be asked several general questions.

You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website; however, only the last four digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN and or any other Personal Identifiable Information (PII) on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Remember to click the box indicating that you would like a copy of your application emailed to you, then click "Finished". If you have successfully submitted your on-line application, a screen will appear telling you that your application has been sent. If you do not see this screen, you have not successfully completed your application. You may edit your information until 11:59 pm EST of the announcement closing date.
You must FAX supplemental documentation - During the on-line application process, you will see a webpage listing available fax coversheets. Please print the coversheet pertaining to your requirements. Send your supplemental documents to the fax number listed on the fax coversheet to ensure proper receipt of your materials. That fax number is 571-258-4052. Documents must be faxed prior to the closing date of the announcement. Failure to do so may result in lost consideration.

For problems during the application process such as faxing documents through the on-line system, contact the Help Desk at 1-877-662-7730 or send an email to The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM EST. You may call and leave a voice mail message at all other times.

Current and former career members of the SES: You must submit a copy of the most recent SF-50 documenting your SES career appointment and your resume must clearly document your PTQs.

SES Candidate Development Program graduates: You must submit a copy of your OPM Qualifications Review Board certification document and your resume must clearly document your PTQs.


A complete application consists of the following:

Resume showing relevant experience, cover letter optional: Your resume should clearly document your leadership experience and reflect evidence of meeting the ECQs and PTQs. Any information in excess of 10 pages WILL NOT be considered.

Transcripts/Course Listing: You MUST submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter/semester hours earned.  Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements.  Please refer to for more information. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.  All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements. You must show proof that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation and conversion of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence in applying.


Latasha Ellis
Phone: 301-763-3727
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
4600 Silver Hill Road
Attn: SES Program Office
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


A panel of senior executives will distinguish the best-qualified candidates from other applicants based on a review of each applicant's resume as appropriate. Failure to meet all qualification requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant.

Eligibility for this position will be based upon clearly showing that the applicant has experience, knowledge, skill, and ability of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out the assignments of the position.

If you are tentatively selected for appointment to this SES position, your ECQs must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

You will be required to submit official documentation (e.g. official transcripts) prior to appointment.

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