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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 is with the Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Division of Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, Survey Operations Branch Chief.

    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:

    • Manages a major statistical program segment or survey that provides significant products or services for the public. Products and services may affect government policy and may be subject to congressional or media scrutiny. Develops plans to meet program goals, adjusts work plans and objectives, commits and effectively utilized program resources, assigns work to subordinates, monitors work progress, and evaluates program accomplishments and staff performance. Studies and improves work methods and procedures. Works closely with higher-level program officials to develop overall goals and objectives for assigned functional areas. May develop regular and special program budget materials, including explanations and justifications.
    • Prepares reports, publications, and, if applicable, news releases that present program statistics and results to the public. Answers questions from the news media and the public about these releases. Presents program statistics and results at public meetings and conferences. Assists members of the public in appropriate uses of program data for economic analysis by providing guidance and technical assistance.
    • Acts as a technical expert to improve program production processes. Monitors work processes and quality control procedures so that data and other products are developed efficiently, in the appropriate time frame, and according to schedule. Incumbent may be assigned the role of Task Monitor. Ensures accuracy and quality of program data and resolves data quality problems. Proposes and manages process enhancements to improve efficiency. Directs the preparation of technical reports and publications.
    • Represents the program segment managed to other BLS organizations and outside organizations. Explains and defends program goals and objectives, coordinates activities with other organizational units, resolves operational problems, represents the program on agency committees and task groups, presents briefings on program activities, and develops reports on program outcomes. Coordinates work activities with other work units. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with support organizations and, if applicable, BLS regions and State partners, other federal agencies, and private contractors. Through constant communication with program support staff, ensures understanding of program requirements and the speedy resolution of problems.
    • Supervises a professional staff that may also include administrative and support staff. Interviews and recommends candidates for selection and promotion, counsels employees on work and administrative matters, hears and resolves employee complaints, develops performance plans for subordinate employees and appraises employee performance, recommends employee awards, effects minor disciplinary measures and recommends more severe disciplinary measures, identifies employee training needs and arranges for employee training, approves employee leave requests, and develops an overall employee leave roster.
    • Manages special projects as a team leader or participates in special projects as a team member. Projects may cross-divisional lines, may affect Federal, State, and nongovernmental participants, and may have a substantial impact on Office plans and operations. Projects may involve staff and contractors from other organizations. Projects may include such areas as program assessments, evaluation or installation of new or improved technologies, formulation of detailed specifications, or development of new administrative capabilities. Formulates project plans, provides guidance and motivation for team members, monitors team performance, determines acceptability of team products, presents team findings to higher levels of management, and implements team results.

    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/592137100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.