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Job Category:
Economist (Macro), ZP-0110-III , BEA-MP-VFP
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Department of Commerce | Suitland, MD
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Job Description

* Duties

HelpDuties Summary

This vacancy is for an Economist (Macro) position in the Office of the Chief Economist.

This vacancy will be open for 90 days. The initial cut off date for referral is March 1, 2019. Additional referral lists will be issued every 30 days as needed until vacancies are filled up to the closing date of this announcement which is May 1, 2019.

This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process.

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* Conduct research, analysis and application of economic research with an emphasis in macroeconomics.
* Collaborate with team members on joint research or analytical projects.
* Communicate relevant economic principles and research results in a clear and convincing manner, in presentations to professional audiences and in written proposals for revisions to the national accounts.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

04 - If this position is filled at a level below the full performance level, the selectee may be promoted without further competition. This implies no promise or guarantee of a promotion.

* Job family (Series)

0110 Economist

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* Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizen.
* Suitable for Federal employment.
* Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
* Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by closing.
* A one-year probationary period may be required.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.



Basic Entry Requirements for All Grade and Band Levels:

Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.


Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Evaluation of Experience

Examples of qualifying experience include:

* individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;
* supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or
* teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following (1) personal research that produced evidence of results, (2) direction of graduate theses in economics, or (3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems.

Specialized Experience:


Band III (GS-11/12)

In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the experience listed below.

EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/band (GS-9) equivalent level or band II. Examples of specialized experience include: compiling and assembling economic material and applying statistical techniques and analysis to data; applying concepts and definitions of the U.S. international economic accounts; possessing responsibility for collecting economic data from a primary or variety of sources; providing written analysis to communicate economic findings; manipulating or analyzing economic data; preparing statistical tables and reports; conducting research and preparing preliminary write-ups of findings; locating and collecting relevant data to analyze a specified problem and communicating economic concepts at various levels.


EDUCATION: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

"Multiple selections may be made from various directorates within BEA from this announcement for a position with the same title, series, grade(s), promotion potential, duty station, same qualifications and specialized experience".

Salaries shown for this vacancy include locality pay. Applicants interested in relocating to a different geographic location should be aware that their salary is subject to change.


Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at http://www.opm/gov/qualifications.