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-2014-0019. 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 position is located in the Direct Investment Division.  The incumbent serves as an accountant reviewing and editing financial and operating data and international transactions data reported by multinational companies on mandatory quarterly or annual surveys of foreign direct investment.

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: ZA-03.

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 - Review survey forms submitted by respondent companies for accuracy and consistency.

Major Duty 2 - Contact respondent companies to correct errors on survey forms, request additional information, and provide guidance on how to correctly fill out surveys within the deadlines established by management.

Major Duty 3 - Estimate data for companies when they are unable to provide accurate information.

In addition to the duties listed above, the individual selected for this position at the Band III level will:

Major Duty 4 - Reseach financial information on the internet and in databases.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No