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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 for Assistant Regional Commissioner with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Field Operations, Division of Federal State/Program, Philadelphia Region. 

    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 the following:

    • Manages the Federal State/Program for the region. Plans, directs, monitors, assesses, and adjusts program activities within the Division to ensure timely delivery by assigned States of accurate data, provision of expert technical assistance and training, and insurance of responsible fiduciary practice and management for state cooperative funding agreements. Develops program plans in consultation with the Regional Commissioner and with the broad parameters of nation office strategies and guidelines.
    • Specifically for the States, provides leadership for the following:
      • Manages financial aspects of federal/state cooperative agreements evaluating state funding needs in relation to Bureau funding and negotiates appropriate cooperative agreements. Manages cooperative agreement finance in accordance with law, regulation, ethics, and good business practice. Advises the Regional Commissioner, the formal Federal Grant Officer, in all aspects of financial status and approach.
      • Directs development of work plans to ensure states meet deliverables. Develops regional work plans to ensure the region meets its deliverables, including collection, quality reviews, and validations.
      • Directs a program of training and technical advice and consultation to the states to ensure State staff are technically proficient in Bureau programs. Identifies training and development needs of state staff working on Bureau programs and ensures that needs are addressed.
    • Directs staff through subordinate supervisors in making such decisions as granting initial approval of State to expand or reduce sample size or curtail or redirect activities and contract funds for maximum productivity. Initiates local policies, procedures, and priorities for approval by the Regional Commissioner.
    • Participates in the formulation and management of overall regional policies and long-range plans and objectives for Federal/State Programs.
    • Maintains professional liaison with key employers, local associations, labor organizations, universities, State and local governments, and Federal agencies. 
    • Directs and manages work through two or more subordinate supervisors. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates and makes assignments based on capability and expertise. Evaluates the subordinate supervisors’ performance and serves as a reviewing official on evaluations of nonsupervisory employees rated by subordinate supervisors. 
    • Interviews candidates for positions; makes or approves selections for subordinate non-supervisory positions and recommends selections for subordinate supervisory positions. Hears or resolves group grievances or serious complaints from employees; and reviews or approves serious disciplinary actions involving nonsupervisory subordinates. Determines whether contractor performed work meets standards of adequacy necessary for authorization of payment. Responsible for ensuring all personnel management actions are in accordance with merit principles and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program guidance.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - 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/599277000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.