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    Summary

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S.economy to support public and private decision-making.

    This position is outside the bargaining unit.

    This is with the Office of Field Operations, Division of Consumer Price Surveys.

    This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled either as a Supervisory Economist or Supervisory Statistician (Economics).

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Designs the conceptual, technical, and operational framework for training relevant to the subject survey. Plans training objectives, deliverables, workload and resources. Maintains expertise in training literature, techniques, and approaches. Consults with technicians and executives in other agencies and elsewhere with respect to advances in techniques and methods which could materially aid in achievement of training goals.
    • Designs, plans, manages, and evaluates classroom training and distance education for subject surveys. Defines training policy and procedures. Works with program and regional management to define training priorities and needs. 
    • Leads the liaison activities and technical support functions between regional and national offices on issues related to assigned surveys and training activities. Resolves operational problems, coordinates responses on technical issues, and ensures timely and effective responses from technical experts in other organizations. In consultation with other organizations, develops plans to resolve data collection issues, enhance respondent cooperation and improve survey response. Identifies establishments that overlap with other programs, and coordinates survey procedures, training, and data collection across program areas.
    • Works with regional management to recommend OFO positions and inputs to program design. Coordinates closely with program and project offices and with all BLS regional offices to ensure program and priority support and mutual goal/accomplishment.
    • Serves on management oversight groups in order to contribute to the accomplishment of program and organizational goals. Provides leadership to staff serving on steering groups and technical teams in order to contribute to the accomplishment of program and organizational goals. Facilitates the performance of teams by promoting teamwork and removing barriers to team productivity.
    • Provides input to senior staff in formulating short-term and strategic plans. Advises senior management in national and regional offices of the likely impact of program and BLS initiatives on data collection, training and staff development, quality, resource utilization, and management goals. Assists in the development of program assumptions and approaches to planning, workload, budgeting, and staffing.
    • Supervises a staff of economists, making assignments, monitoring work performance, and evaluating results. Has responsibility for recruiting, hiring, evaluating and overall staff development. Provides feedback to staff on performance and their contributions to the assigned programs.
    • Determines appropriate training technique(s) (classroom, web, video or other innovative technologies) to best meet training goals. Maintains databases and learning management systems necessary for training support.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14 - This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/591996900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.