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 composed 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. Read the `Who May Apply` section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see BEA-CE-2017-0006, Mathematical Statistician, ZP-1529-III, BEA-M-VFP, which can be accessed at http://www.USAJOBS.gov.

This position may be filled as a Economist, ZP-0110-III, under announcement BEA-CE-2017-0009; however, this vacancy will not be filled concurrently with BEA-CE-2017-0008. Applicants interested in being considered for the position as a Economist, ZP-0110-III, must apply to announcement BEA-CE-2017-0009.

This position may be ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This is a NONBARGAINING unit position.

Duties

This vacancy is for a Mathematical Statistician position in the Office of the Director/Office of the Chief Economist located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The incumbent will carry out projects as a full member of a research team or as an independent researcher under general direction and guidance on project objectives, limits, work plans, and conclusions, assessing accuracy and reliability of results and documenting assignments according to accepted principles and methods; or performs non-research engineering, economic, statistical, or computer services as an independent technical specialist or analyst in a specific area; or performs other scientific services at an equivalent level of difficulty.

The individual selected for this position will:

  • Assist in writing and editing manuscripts that contain complex econometric, statistical and mathematical concepts.
  • Assit staff in conducting economic research.
  • Use SAS to write programs to produce statistical analysis of large data sets.
  • Assist in managing cross-directorate collaboration on research projects.
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.

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.

**Multiple selections may be made from various directorates within BEA from this announcement for a position with the same title, series, grade(s), promotion potential, general job responsibilities and duty location.**

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No