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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-2014-0021. 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 Statistician position in the Direct Investment Division, located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis in Washington, DC.

The incumbent will use statistical methods and techniques to improve existing surveys and design new surveys, edit and impute collected data, and evaluate and improve estimation methodology and data quality.

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 probationaryl 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

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.


The individual selected for this position will:

Major Duty 1 - Conduct statistical research

Major Duty 2 - Evaluate and develop statistical aspects of surveys

Major Duty 3 - Use statistical techniques

Major Duty 4 - Use and analyze economic statistics including those in the U.S. international economic accounts

Major Duty 5 - Communicate on statistics in person and in writing to a variety of audiences.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No