Job Overview

Summary

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 Website.

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).

Duties

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

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

12

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

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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