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    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 (BLS), Office of Field Operations, Consumer Price Index Programs (CPI).

    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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    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • The incumbent makes arrangements preparatory to obtaining data from enterprises for which the collection of data is expected to be straight forward and uncomplicated and requires the application of conventional methods.

    • Applies standard practices and techniques to the solicitation of data and reports information in accordance with survey requirements. Performs routine analysis of collected information in order to discover and rectify common discrepancies.

    • Work requires the application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to a sequence of related collection tasks.

    • Atypical situations are referred to the supervisor for further instruction. For training and development purposes, assignments may include some segments or aspects of work that are typically at a higher level.

    • Makes follow-up contact to respondents providing data to ensure accurate and timely survey results. While most data requirements are straight forward, some analysis is necessary to ensure that the data reported are accurate.

    • Prepares end-of-survey reports which provide a synopsis of collection experiences and recommendations for survey improvement.

    • Responds to queries from respondents for BLS information by providing them with the salient publications, assisting in interpretation where appropriate, or referring them to appropriate regional staff.

    • Other duties as assigned: For developmental purposes may assist in universe and sample refinement and participate in test projects.

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

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Travel by any means of government or public transportation may be required.

    Supervisory status


    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/613773700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.