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Bureau of Labor Statistics Supervisory Economist/Supervisory Statistician (Economics) in Washington, District Of Columbia

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. The position is located in the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Division of Labor Force Statistics/Current Population Survey. This position is outside the bargaining unit. Responsibilities Duties include, but are not limited to: Manages a branch of the Current Population Survey program that provides significant products or services for the public. Products and services may affect government policy and may be subject to congressional or media scrutiny. Develops plans to meet program goals, adjusts work plans and objectives, commits and effectively utilizes program resources, assigns work to subordinates, monitors work progress, and evaluates program accomplishments and staff performance. Studies and improves work methods and procedures. Works closely with higher-level program officials to develop overall goals and objectives for assigned functional areas. May develop regular and special program budget materials, including explanations and justifications. Prepares reports, publications, and news releases that present Current Population Survey statistics and results to the public. Answers questions from the news media and the public about these releases. Presents program statistics and results at public meetings and conferences. Assists members of the public in the appropriate uses of program data for economic analysis by providing guidance and technical assistance. Acts as a technical expert to improve program production processes. Monitors work processes and quality control procedures so that data and other products are developed efficiently, in the appropriate time frame, and according to schedule. Incumbent may be assigned the role of Task Monitor. Ensures accuracy and qualityof program data and resolves data quality problems. Proposes and manages process enhancements to improve efficiency. Directs the preparation of technical reports and publications. Represents the Current Population Survey program to other BLS organizations and outside organizations. Explains and defends program goals and objectives, coordinates activities with other organizational units, resolves operational problems, represents the program on agency committees and task groups, presents briefings on program activities, and develops reports on program outcomes. Coordinates work activities with other work units. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with support organizations and, if applicable, BLS regions and State partners, other federal agencies, and private contractors. Through constant communication with program support staff, ensures understanding of program requirements and the speedy resolution of problems. Supervises a professional staff that may also include administrative and support staff. Interviews and recommends candidates for selection and promotion, counsels employees on work and administrative matters, hears and resolves employee complaints, develops performance plans for subordinate employees and appraises employee performance, recommends employee awards, effects minor disciplinary measures and recommends more severe disciplinary measures, identifies employee training needs and arranges for employee training, approves employee leave requests, and develops an overall employee leave roster. Requirements Conditions of Employment Appointment to this position may require a background investigation. Requires supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met. Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen. Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states: 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 to submit documentation of proof of vaccination or to be in the process of requesting an exception to the vaccination requirement before appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request to be considered for a legally required exception from this requirement. Qualifications Basic Requirement Economist, GS-0110: Degree in economics, which included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus; OR Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Statistician, GS-1530: Degree that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours 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; OR Combination of education and experience: courses shown 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. Specialized Experience GS-14:Specialized experience is defined as professional experience with economic or statistical theory, principles, and research methods. Examples of qualifying experience include 1) writing reports, publications, articles, or news releases containing economic data, 2) reviewing, analyzing, or assessing economic data in reports, publications, articles, or news releases; or 3) conducting on-the-job training or mentoring in the field of economic statistics. 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 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. 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