Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The Bureau of Economic Analysis is seeking a highly-motivated and capable executive to serve as the Chief, Balance of Payments Division.

The Chief of the Balance of Payments Division is responsible for preparing, developing, and analyzing the international transactions (balance of payments) and international investment position accounts of the United States, including detail by foreign geographic area; obtaining data to construct these accounts by conducting BEA surveys of U.S. businesses on their international trade in services transactions and by collecting data from other government agencies and from private sources to produce account statistics utilizing appropriate statistical techniques; conducting research to enhance estimation methodologies and research to interpret the accounts; and analyzing data on direct investment into and out of the United States, including data on the financial structure and operations of multinational enterprises.

This position is a Senior Executive Service (SES) career-reserved position. Positions in the SES are not graded. SES pay is commensurate with qualifications. SES employees are eligible for bonuses and awards based on performance. Veteran's preference is not applicable to SES.

Duties

The Chief, Balance of Payments:

  • Analyzes major economic developments and problems concerning all aspects of the world economy, including the impact of globalization on the U.S. economy; structure of the international monetary system and foreign exchange markets; business conditions here and abroad; and the institutional structure of U.S. and foreign money, capital, and commodity markets.
  • Develops recommendations for plans, programs, and policies for the Associate Director that will ensure that the Bureau presents a coherent, up-to-date picture of the international economic position of the United States.
  • Directs the preparation of special statistical tabulations and methodological reports for the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization and other international groups of which the United States is a member.
  • Helps maintain BEA’s position as the authoritative repository of information on the U.S. international transactions accounts, the U.S. international investment position accounts, and on operations of U.S. multinational enterprises, and of foreign-owned companies in the United States for the use of U.S. government agencies and other interested parties.
  • Guides the application of economic accounting and statistical techniques, and economic theory, to extend and improve the system of international economic accounts and other tools of economic analysis and evaluates the effectiveness of this application.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel required to attend or present at meetings and conferences on topics relevant to BEA’s mission.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized.