Job Overview


About the Agency

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-ADNEA-2014-0010. 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 an Economist position in a Division or Branch in the National Economic Accounts, located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis in Washington, DC. The incumbent will be responsible for preparing estimates of state and local government current receipts and expenditures.

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: ZP-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: Prepares, revises and analyzes estimates of components of gross domestic product.

*Major Duty 2: Analyze economic data and develop estimates of economic statistics.

*Major Duty 3: Engages in research projects, recommends and implements improvements to estimates, and prepares documentation of estimates.

*Major Duty 4: Communicate economic concepts, methods, and results with contacts inside and outside the organization.

*Major Duty 5: Develop computer applications to make estimates of economic statistics.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All qualified United States citizens.

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