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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 with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Atlanta Region, Fort Walton Beach Data Collection Center.

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

    This position is outside the bargaining unit.

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    Responsibilities

    Establishes, communicates and monitors production goals and priorities for contract collection operations. Evaluates contractor performance in meeting those goals and priorities. Works with local contract managers continually to assess operations and address contract performance issues to meet the overall goals required of the data collection program by the National Office. Reports on center performance to the BLS national office.

    Oversees a program of comprehensive training on program concepts, requirements, data elements, and systems processes for contract staff to enable them to effectively obtain company responses and maintain the continuing flow of monthly program information.

    Directs a program for, and evaluates, quality assurance activities in the data collection center. This program provides continuing surveillance of data quality and assesses strengths and weaknesses of contract performance. Takes appropriate action to address deficiencies.

    Provides expert guidance to contract staff to resolve unusually difficult conceptual, programmatic, and operations issues and to address response or other issues for particularly large, complex, or difficult companies.

    Serves as liaison between the Data Collection Center and BLS national office as well as among other data collection centers. Communicates, on a continuing basis, with the regional office and managers in the national office to develop and, where appropriate, revise plans to meet collection needs.

    Oversees the contractor management of technology and associated operational and logistical issues to ensure full infrastructure capability to operate the Data Collection Center reliably and efficiently. Serves as the primary technical liaison with national system staff and as an expert on BLS operating systems. Assists in developing the requirements, testing, and implementing enhancements to the BLS processing systems.   

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Temporary travel outside the duty station by various modes of transportation may be required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    13 - 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/596415600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.