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    These are interdisciplinary positions and may be filled by either Economists or a Statisticians (Economics). The positions are located in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics (OEUS), Division of Current Employment Statistics (CES), State and Area Division, State and Area Branches.

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    The incumbent serves as an Economist or Statistician (Economics) in the Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics (OEUS). Major duties may include, but are not limited to:

    1. Initiates and conducts analysis on employment information and data collected in various statistical surveys and/or for publications such as the Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Occupational Outlook Quarterly and other similar issuances from OEUS. Assignments may include the review and analysis of data, conceptualization of the problem, application of new techniques or methods of attack, and development of sound recommendations.
    2. The incumbent may lead or independently conduct statistical tests of hypotheses formulated by Research Economists, and/or serve as team leader for special one-time or recurring projects or studies. Provides guidance and direction to team members, including assigning and reviewing work products.
    3. Prepares written products in final which may include: Departmental or Bureau of Labor Statistics press releases; pre-scheduled releases on labor force developments; technical reports; bulletins; analytical articles for other governmental and non-governmental publications; and responses for Congressional committees and the President’s Council of Economic Advisors.
    4. Acts as project manager for special studies related to employment, unemployment, hours and earnings.  Tasks may involve development of special questions to be added to surveys; detailed analysis of a particular labor force development; analysis of labor market problems; performing duties in support of the development of economic projections, etc.
    5. Independently provides advice and interpretation to data users as requested, which may require extensive research and knowledge of a wide range of OEUS programs. May be requested to give formal or informal presentations on area(s) of expertise at meetings, conventions, etc.
    6. Prepares major written economic analyses. Incumbent must be familiar with statistical software packages to analyze data and prepare briefings to various audiences.
    7. Incumbent may be responsible for the design and implementation of econometric models, construction and implementation of national employment matrices and other substantial databases, and/or the development of industry projections of employment and final sales.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544040000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.