Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Apply by November 3 to Part-time Economic Assistant Position with the Department of Labor

$16.66 to $21.65 / Per Hour

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 to Tuesday, November 3, 2015


  • 75% or Greater
  • Travels to all types of businesses servicing the consumer market as well as all types of housing units. Temporary travel outside the duty station by various modes of transportation is required to attend survey specific training or to support collection in nearby cities. VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED - Driving conditions will include highway and local streets, and driving at night and in adverse weather conditions.


  • No


  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a valid driver's license.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.


This is a developmental position. Assignments are designed to develop technical competence in the Consumer Price Index Program. In collecting data the economic assistant: (1) contacts previously initiated establishments to price goods and services. Pricing activities include: determination of continued cooperation and eligibility of the establishments; location or previously priced item and verification of accuracy and adequacy of previously reported item specifications; determination of eligibility for continued pricing; determination of actual transaction price; verification and documentation of unusual price changes and/or corrections of previously recorded data based on changes in specifications and selection and identification of new items for item rotation. (2) Visits or contact by telephone assigned housing units and new construction units to secure initial voluntary cooperation from inhabitants, mangers, or owners and re-prices rental units. (3) Ensures the quality of data collection from each sample unit by reviewing electronic collection forms completed on a hand-held PC for internal consistency and for conformance to survey requirements. (4) Provides feedback to the National Office through a variety of methods including a system of outlet and item messages and information/clarification reports. (5) Performs such survey support activities preparing required administrative reports, including travel vouchers and time reports and compiling survey progress reports.

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