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    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 van pools, carpool's, and bus lines are also available. On-site amenities include a cafeteria, gym, health center, and child development center.

    This vacancy is for an Economist position within the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

    The Recent Graduate Program is a one-year program that targets individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs.  Successful applicants will be placed in a dynamic, one year career development program.  Throughout the program, you will participate in formal training, job assignment and receive a mentor to develop competencies applicable to BEA's mission and needs.  This position is at band II (GS-7, equivalent) entry level, and may be converted to a permanent or term appointment upon successful completion of the program.

    This position is a Full time; Excepted Service; Pathways Program - Recent Graduates; Appointment is for an initial period of one year. Position may be converted to a permanent or term position.

    One year probationary period may be required.

    This is a non-bargaining unit position.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional similar positions.

    The full performance level for this position is the ZP-III ( equivalent to a GS-12).

    This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grades with career paths and pay bands.  This position is an Economist, ZP-0110-II (equivalent to a GS-7).

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    The typical assignments for an Economist include, but aren't limited to:

    • Prepare, revise, and analyze estimates of components of gross domestic product
    • Analyze economic data and develop estimates of economic statistics
    • Engage in research projects, recommend improvements to estimates and prepare documentation of estimates
    • Communicate with a variety of audiences in writing and in person
    • Develop computer applications to make estimates of economic statistics

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Recent College Graduates from qualifying institutions within two years of degree or certification (Veterans precluded by their military service obligation, will have up to six years to apply).

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    0110 Economist

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/471977300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.