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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 Economist position in the Industry Analysis Division located in Suitland, Maryland. The Bureau of Economic Analysis is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line - Suitland Station.

    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-IAD-2018-0007, Economist, ZP-0110-II/III, BEA-D-VFP.

    This position may be 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 vacancy is for an Economist position located in the Input-Output Analysis Section of the Input-Output Statistics Branch of the Industry Economic Accounts Directorate.

    The incumbent will be responsible for developing, updating, and implementing the statistical software applications that are used to prepare the U.S. Industry Economic Accounts, including the input-output and GDP by industry accounts, KLEMS statistics, and supplemental data products.

    The incumbent will serve as an analyst with responsibility for designated modules within the system used to prepare economic statistics on outputs, inputs, value added, and final expenditure in the U.S. economy.

    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Prepare and analyze economic statistics both accurately and timely.
    • Communicate economic statistics, concepts, and procedures as part of a collaborative work process.
    • Quickly identify problems and develop solutions to resolve estimation issues while producing economic statistics.
    • Develop statistical data processing systems via designing and writing programs using SQL, C#, SAS, and/or other programming languages.
    The Full Promotion Potential of this position is: ZP-03

    **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, general job responsibilities and duty location.**

    If this position is filled at a level below the full performance level, the selectee may be promoted without further competition. This implies no promise or guarantee of a promotion.

    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…

    Current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service;

    Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility;

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles;

    Applicants eligible under special hiring authorities;

    Veterans who are preference eligible, or separated from the U.S. Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service (VEOA);

    Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

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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/493190800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.