Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

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 located within the Suitland Federal Center (SFC) in Suitland, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. The SFC is an award-winning, state-of-the-art workplace conveniently located directly off the Suitland Metro stop; free parking and a variety of vanpools, carpools, and bus lines are also available. On-site amenities include a cafeteria, gym, health center, and child development center.

This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Some applicants may not be eligible to be hired under THIS announcement. Please make sure you apply to the announcement that entitles you to consideration. Read the `Who May Apply` section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see BEA-ISD-2017-0001, Supervisory Economist, ZP-0110-V, BEA-M-VFP, which can be accessed at http://www.USAJOBS.gov

This position is in the competitive service.

One year probationary period may be required.

This is a supervisory position. If not already completed, the selectee will need to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Duties

This vacancy is for a Supervisory Economist position in the Industry Sector Division, located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The incumbent will serve as the Division Chief within the Industry Economic Accounts Directorate. The incumbent is responsible for the timely release of the benchmark input-output, annual input-output, GDP-by-Industry and Industry-related satellite accounts. Duties include providing direction to division staff; providing supervision and guidance to branch chiefs, section chiefs and program managers; setting and providing guidelines for technical objectives; The incumbent will make periodic and comprehensive evaluation of goals, objectives and plans for Industry programs, making changes and improvements, where necessary. The incumbent also helps assure integration of Industry accounts with other BEA accounts, evaluates related source data and estimating methods, and makes recommendations for improvements. In collaboration with the Industry Analysis Division Chief, the incumbent will oversee directorate-wide initiatives, including acceleration of Quarterly GDP-by-Industry estimates, and the development of implementation of various satellite accounts.

The individual selected for this position will:

*Major Duty 1 - Lead staff to prepare economic statistics for release to public.

*Major Duty 2 - Plan, organize and manage resources.

*Major Duty 3 - Lead strategic initiatives to support agency's mission.

*Major Duty 4 - Propose and implement improvements to estimation methodologies.

*Major Duty 5 - Communications and Customer Outreach.

The Full Promotion Potential of this position is: ZP-05

This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process.

Salaries shown for this vacancy include locality pay. Applicants interested in relocating to a different geographic location should be aware that their salary is subject to change.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No