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    *** THIS IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY POSITION AND MAY BE FILLED EITHER AS AN ECONOMIST OR STATISTICIAN (ECONOMICS)***

    This position has an individual occupational requirement. A copy of complete college TRANSCRIPTS confirming the applicable degree has been AWARDED is required when applying. Failure to submit a copy of all college transcripts will result in your application being rated ineligible/incomplete.

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located in the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Philadelphia Regional Office, Economic Analysis and Information Branch located in Philadelphia, PA.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are accurate, objective, relevant, timely, and accessible.

    A writing sample may be required during the interview.

    This position is outside the bargaining unit.

    Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement.

    PCS/Relocation funds are not available.

    If selected for this position, you will serve as the senior economist on the immediate staff of the Regional Commissioner and provide advice and counsel to the Regional Commissioner on a variety of economic and policy issues.

    Develop an overall plan for economic analysis in the region centering around regional data and the Economic Analysis and Information (EA&I) strategic plan. Plan, organize, and write regional economic reports of substantial depth and complexity in which any or all BLS programs and that of other agencies producing relevant data (Bureau of the Census, etc.) are utilized. Prepare special analysis on relevant economic matters. Analyze, interpret, and disseminate economic data to maintain and ensure high visibility for all Bureau programs and, under the general guidance of the Regional Commissioner, provide technical review of all analytical functions in the Regional Office.

    Meet regularly with the Regional Commissioner and Assistant Regional Commissioners to provide technical advice and briefings on regional economic issues and developments. Represent the Regional Commissioner's Office on a variety of intra and interagency task forces, working groups and committees.

    Supervise and coordinate the work of the EA&I Branch and may supervise a small staff of 1-2 employees.

    Prepare or supervise the preparation of news releases and other materials suitable for the mass media. Prepares reports on regional labor market conditions. Develop industry specific outreach materials for field staff distribution to company officials during survey introduction. 

    Uses economic expertise and professional judgment to anticipate information needs; locate, gather, understand and absorb complex materials and information from many sources, such as BLS collected data, Intranet, Internet, newspapers, books, professional journals and/or attendance at conferences or seminars. Devises methods of organizing complex or technical information for which there is no precedent.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel is required to conduct outreach activities, receive or give training, and/or attend conferences and meetings.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13 - This position has no further promotion potential.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546820700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.