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    BEA’s mission, to promote a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost effective manner, is implemented through collecting data, conducting research and analysis, developing and implementing estimation methodologies, and disseminating data. The data produced by BEA are among the most important tools used by fiscal and monetary policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch, including the Council of Economic Advisers, the Federal Reserve, the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Treasury.

    BEA is consistently ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal government. We provide outstanding benefits, training, advancement opportunities, and a comfortable, healthy and efficient work environment. BEA is a moderately sized agency, with all staff housed together in one location and is largely comprised of economists, accountants, statisticians, and information technology professionals. If you are looking to make an impact applying top-flight analytical skills to measure and understand the nation’s economy, BEA is the right place for you. To learn more about working at BEA or to see open positions, , please visit our Web site.

    BEA is currently located in downtown Washington, DC, near McPherson Square. In the spring of 2016, BEA will be relocating to a new space within the Suitland Federal Center in Suitland, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. Both locations offer easy access to Metro and other public transportation options, in addition to well-designed, conducive work environments.

    This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as (BEA-BPD-2016-0001). Each announcement requires a separate application using the Census Bureau's on-line application system by logging into http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ 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.

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    The individual selected for the Band III position will:

    Major Duty 1: Perform research using microeconomic or international economic data, analyze interrelationships among economic variables, and interpret statistics.

    Major Duty 2: Communicate orally and in writing to present reports and/or findings to a diverse audience.

    Major Duty 3: Use statistical or econometric techniques to present data, analyze findings, and prepare research reports to describe results.

    Major Duty 4: Analyze and manipulate economic statistics to ensure data quality.

    Major Duty 5: Apply concepts and definitions of U.S. international economic accounts.

    The individual selected for the Band IV position will:

    Major Duty 1: Formulate and conduct research program of considerable scope and complexity that will address important questions in the field of international economics. Research and analysis may address methodological and measurement issues, trends in the structure and composition of the balance of payments, and topics in international finance and investment, trade in goods and services, and globalization.

    Major Duty 2: Present reports of economic research to both experts in the field and non-technical audiences.

    Major Duty 3: Provide guidance to research team using statistical or econometric techniques to present data, analyze findings, and prepare research reports to describe results.

    Major Duty 4: Analyze, interpret, and manipulate economic statistics to resolve statistical problems and check reliability of estimates.

    Major Duty 5: Apply professional knowledge of the concepts and definitions of U.S. international economic accounts.

    Travel Required

    Not required

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    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All qualified United States citizens.

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