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

    This vacancy is for an IT Specialist (Network) position in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of the Technology Services.

    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-OTS-2017-0007, IT Speciaist (Network), ZP-2210-V, BEA-M-VFP.

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

    This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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    This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cutoff date for referral is October 16, 2017. After this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available.

    This vacancy is for an IT Specialist (Network) position in the Office of the Chief Information Office, of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    The incumbent will provide day-to-day administration, management, security, planning, support and documentation of bureau's wired LAN, WAN and wireless environments. The incumbent will possess expert level knowledge and experience with Cisco networking products including switches, routers and firewalls. The incumbent should also have knowledge of protocols, such as, Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).

    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Provide day-to-day administration of a Cisco based routers and switches for a federal statistical agency.
    • Provide day-to-day administration of a Cisco wireless network, Cisco Identity Services Engine, and IPv6.
    • Display a working knowledge of Cisco Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone systems.
    • Providing day-to-day administration of network security applications, devices, and appliances.
    • Supporting and documenting federal IT security compliance standards, laws regulations and guidelines.
    The Full Promotion Potential of this position is: ZP-04

    **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.**

    This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process.

    Salaries shown for this vacancy include locality pay. Applicants interested in relocating to a different geographic location should be aware that their salary is subject to change.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All qualifed U.S. Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481240600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.