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This position is located in Atlanta, Georgia at the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Field Operations.
This position has promotion potential to GS-12. Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval. - This position is inside the bargaining unit.
As an Economist/ Statistician for the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, you will represent the Bureau as a technical expert with your prominent enterprises that by nature of their size or significance are essential to the reliability of national, regional, or local survey results. Your duties will include:
Makes arrangements preparatory to obtaining data from enterprises for which the collection of data is expected to be straight forward and uncomplicated and requires the application of conventional methods.
Performs routine analysis of collected information in order to discover and rectify common discrepancies.
Makes follow-up contact to respondents providing data to ensure accurate and timely survey results.
Prepares end-of-survey reports which provide a synopsis of collection experiences and recommendations for survey improvement.
Responds to queries from respondents for BLS information by providing them with the salient publications, assisting in interpretation where appropriate, or referring them to appropriate regional staff.
50% or Greater
Will travel 50% or greater.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.
Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Subject to occasional travel.
Basic/I.O.R Requirements for Economist: To meet the Individual Occupation Requirement for the Economist, GS-0110 series, you must possess: Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus; OR, Combination of education, as indicated above, and qualifying experience. Qualifyingexperience includes: 1. Conducting economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; 2. Supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; OR 3. Teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following:(1) personal research that produced evidence of results, (2) direction of graduate theses in economics, (3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems.
Basic/I.O.R Requirements for Statistician: To meet the Individual Occupation Requirement for the Statistician, GS-1530 series, you must possess: Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing. OR, Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
Basic requirements for Economist/ Statistician GS-07 1 year of graduate-level education lor superior academic achievement Or, One year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level. Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as professional economics requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; project coordination assignments involving professional economist or statistician, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or service as a consultant or advisor in technical economics problems.This experience must have equipped the candidate with the knowledge and ability to perform fully the work of the position.
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)
If you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the 'Qualifications and Evaluations' section of this announcement for more details.
If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
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Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
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