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Bureau of Labor Statistics Supervisory Economist / Statistician (Economics) in Dallas, Texas

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 positionis with theU.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Federal/State program. This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled either as an Economist or Statistician (Economics). Responsibilities Duties include but are not limited to: Directs a branch in the management of data collecting and editing activities for assigned programs by state agencies in the region. Manages and evaluates pilot and prototype studies conducted by State agencies in the region. Directs a regional staff of professional and technical employees resolving highly technical and the most complex and unique problems, requiring extensive knowledge and mastery of the theories and principles of Economics or Statistics and Bureau program requirements. Directs a regional staff of professional and technical employees resolving highly technical and the most complex and unique problems, requiring extensive knowledge and mastery of the theories and principles of Economics or Statistics and Bureau program requirements. The incumbent provides expertise and advice on regional program planning covering the assigned programs. Contacts with State agency officials and staff are to negotiate agreements for performance of statistical programs and to provide leadership in assessing compliance with established criteria. Serves as the principal Bureau contact to the participating state agencies regarding the technical and administrative aspects pertaining to the Federal/State programs. Provides significant and innovative recommendations to advance programs and improve participation. Manages and evaluates data collection and editing activities for Federal/State programs. These programs are conducted by both cooperating state agencies and by Regional Office staff at the direction of the Branch Chief. Initiates and develops useful working relationships with state agencies responsible for conducting Federal/State programs. Manages and evaluated pilot and prototype studies conducted by the state agencies. Plans, establishes, and communicates work priorities; provides training, counseling, and identifies staff development needs; approves leave; develops branch recruitment plans; interviews and selects candidates for vacancies and initiates other personnel actions; supports EEO affirmative action plans and objectives; provides advice, counsel, or instruction to individual employees on performance and administrative matters; evaluates performance and initiates disciplinary measures, as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment Requires a valid drivers license. Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met. Appointment to this position may require a background investigation. Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen. Requires supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met. Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level. Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements. Notification Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations. As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the agency (if later than November 22, 2021). The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement. Qualifications Applicants must meet the Basic Requirement AND Minimum qualifications for each grade they wish to be considered for. Basic Requirements: Economist, GS-0110: A) Degree in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting or calculus. OR B) A combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.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. Statistician (Economics), GS-1530: A) 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 B) A combination of education and experience - courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement above, applicants must also meet the minimum qualifications to be considered: GS-13: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-12. This experience must have equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience should include a thorough range of complex economic professional work and training. Specialized experience includes: 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. Education must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this position. For additional information, refer to the Office of Personnel Management Operating Manual for Qualification Standards, Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions. Individual Occupation Requirements for Economist Series GS-110. Individual Occupation Requirement for Statistician Series GS-1530. Education Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information. Additional Information Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor’s Telework Program. Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies: Writing - Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information in a brief, clear, and organized manner. Economic Data Management & Analysis - Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and tools of data management. Influencing/Negotiating -Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals; Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals. Decision Making/Problem Solving - Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; and analyzes problems. Self-Management - Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision. Product Oversight and Improvement - Knowledge of methods for researching and analyzing external products to determine their potential for meeting organizational standards and business needs. knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues. DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

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