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
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
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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
This is a non-bargaining unit
announcement may be used to fill additional similar positions.
The full performance level for this position is the ZP-III ( equivalent to a
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).
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