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    Summary

    This position is located in Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The mission of the Office of Field Operations is to provide collection expertise and provide feedback to the development of Bureau survey programs.

    This position is inside the bargaining unit.  

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent plans, schedules, and conducts data collection assignments using fairly complex economic or statistical techniques which are covered by established methods and procedures.  Work requires some adaptation of established procedures, the recognition of the significance of variations, and interpretation of limited findings.  Makes arrangements preparatory to obtaining voluntary data from enterprises for which the collection of data is expected to present relatively few complexities and for which precedents exist.  Applies standard practices and techniques to the solicitation of data and reports information in accordance with survey requirements.  Evaluates the data collected and makes adjustments to ensure reliability and comparability.  Makes follow-up contact to respondents providing data to ensure accurate and timely survey results.  Evaluates responses for reasonableness and conformance to survey requirements.  Prepares end-of-survey reports that critically evaluate collection experiences in relations to survey design and specifications, survey materials, economic conditions affecting the industry and area studied, and trends in the industry and area.  Recommends modifications in survey methods oriented toward improvements in the survey plan.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel to field to collect data.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.

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    0110 Economist

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