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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, Office of Field Operations, Division of Consumer Price Indexes.  

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

    This position is inside the bargaining unit. 

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • The incumbent plans, schedules, and conducts data collection assignments using fairly complex economic or statistical techniques which are covered by established methods and procedures. Work requires some adaptation of established procedures, the recognition of the significance of variations, and interpretation of limited findings. 

    • Makes arrangements preparatory to obtaining voluntary data from enterprises for which the collection of data is expected to present relatively few complexities and for which precedents exist. Applies standard practices and techniques to the solicitation of data and reports information in accordance with survey requirements.

    • Evaluates the data collected and makes adjustments or follow-up contact with respondents to ensure reliability and comparability as well as reasonableness and conformance to survey requirements.

    • Prepares end-of-survey reports that critically evaluate collection experiences in relations to survey design and specifications, survey materials, economic conditions affecting the industry and area studied, and trends in the industry and area.  Recommends modifications in survey methods oriented toward improvements in the survey plan.

      Duties at the GS-07, GS-09 and GS-11 are development leading up to the full performance level of the GS-12.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Travel by any means of government or public transportation may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the need for an employee promoted to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613684300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.