SALARY RANGE: $39,570.00 to $51,437.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, December 18, 2015 to Friday, January 1, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0110/1530-07
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Permanent
As an Economist/ Statistician for the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, you will represent the Bureau as a technical expert with your prominent enterprises that by nature of their size or significance are essential to the reliability of national, regional, or local survey results. Your duties will include:
- 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.
- Performs routine analysis of collected information in order to discover and rectify common discrepancies.
- Makes follow-up contact to respondents providing data to ensure accurate and timely survey results.
- 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.
To meet the Individual Occupation Requirement for the Economist, GS-0110 series, you must possess: Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus; OR, Combination of education, as indicated above, and qualifying experience.
To meet the Individual Occupation Requirementmeet the Individual Occupation Requirement for the Statistician, GS-1530 series, you must possess: Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing. OR, Combination of education and experience.
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