Job Overview


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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-DID-2014-0012. 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 a Supv Economist position in the Direct Investment Division, Direct Transactions and Positions Branch located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis in Wash, DC.

The incumbent will serve as the Chief of the New Foreign Investment Section.

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 DC, 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.
This is a supervisory position. If not already completed, the selectee will need to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
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 as a Supervisory Accountant, ZA-0510-IV, under announcement BEA-DID-2014-0015; however, this vacancy will not be filled concurrently with BEA-DID-2014-0015. Applicants interested in being considered for the position as a Supervisory Accountant, ZA-0510-IV, must apply to announcement BEA-DID-2014-0015

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


The individual selected for this position will:

Major Duty 1 - Design and process economic surveys.

Major Duty 2 - Use and apply survey methodology and data collection knowledge.

Major Duty 3 - Communicate in person and in writing to explain economic data or topics or to resolve technical issues.

Major Duty 4 - Oversee the operations of the section.

Major Duty 5 - Plan, direct, and review work performed by the staff.

Relocation Authorized

  • No