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 for a Economist position in the Balance of Payments Division (BPD), Methodology and Special Studies Branch.

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-BPD-2017-0005, Economist, ZP-0110-IV,BEA-BPD-M-VFP.

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

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.

Duties

This position is located in the Balance of Payments Division, Methodology and Special Studies Branch. The incumbent will evaluate and improve methodology and data quality, assist in the development of survey and sampling methodologies, analyze and interpret international transactions and investment, document existing programs, and assist in the release and dissemination of data and publications.

The individual selected for this position will:

  • 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;
  • Present reports of economic research to both experts in the field and non-technical audiences;
  • Provide guidance to research team using statistical or econometric techniques to present data, analyze findings, and prepare research reports to describe results;
  • Analyze, interpret, and manipulate economic statistics to resolve statistical problems and check reliability of estimates;
  • Apply professional knowledge of the concepts and definitions of U.S. international economic accounts.
**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, duty station, same qualifications and specialized experience.**

Full performance level of the position is Band IV.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No