11 Jan

Supervisory Economist Jobs Vacancy in Department Labor Washington

Supervisory Economist
Department Labor
Washington DC
11 Jan, 2017 30+ days ago

Department Labor Washington urgently required following position for Supervisory Economist. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Supervisory Economist Jobs Vacancy in Department Labor Washington Jobs Details:

About the Agency

The Department of Labor (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.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the Department of Labor (DOL) is the principal Federal statistical agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support the public and private decision-making that forms the basis of our democratic, free-enterprise system. Like all Federal statistical agencies, the BLS executes its statistical mission with independence, serving its users by providing products and services that are accurate, objective, relevant, timely, and accessible.

This vacancy is located in the DOL, BLS, Office of Prices and Living Conditions (OPLC), Division of Consumer Prices and Price Indexes (DCPPI), Branch of Consumer Prices (BCP).

BCP is responsible for all aspects of the Division’s program relating to the review and analysis of prices and indexes for all Consumer Price Indexes item categories. The five sections included in BCP are as follows: 1) Food; 2) Housing; 3) Apparel and Sundry Commodities; 4) Services; and 5) Transportation and Household Commodities.

This vacancy is located in the Transportation and Household Commodities Section.

  • This position is outside the bargaining unit.
  • This position is at its full performance level.
  • This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.
  • A writing sample may be required at the time of interview.
  • This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional like positions. Travel Required:
Not Required

Key Requirements:
Appointment to this position may require a background investigation

U.S. Citizenship. Must be at least 16 years of age

Requires a supervisory probation period if the requirement has not been met

Additional Duty Location Info: 1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Plans and directs all phases of the work in the Transportation Section. Coordinates all data and price index review for Section’s assigned items under the severe time constraints of the CPI program and the requirement to safeguard confidential and sensitive data. Develops policies and procedures for Section programs within established concepts of the price programs.

2. Keeps the Branch Chief and the Assistant Commissioner informed about monthly production progress and certifies that the assigned portions of the CPI have been compiled in accordance with established procedures.

3. Manages a staff of 5 or more economists. As supervisor, the incumbent hires, selects, promotes, rewards, and disciplines staff. Incumbent plans work and makes assignments. Incumbent assures adherence with EEO, LMR, and health safety policies and that all his staff understands and complies with Bureau policies concerning nondisclosure of confidential and embargoed data and the integrity and security of all CPI data and equipment.

4. Develops, coaches and mentors staff in the Section. Evaluates staff and gives staff feedback, both informal and formal, on their performance and their contributions to the CPI.

5. Participates with the Branch Chief in formulating Branch policies to assure that each month’s price collection, price review and index analysis are timely, accurate and relevant. Contributes ideas and formal written proposals—both short-range and long-range—that include justifications and budgetary estimates for changes or expansions to the CPI program.

6. Works with the Branch Chief to provide advice or assistance to other sections in the Branch of Consumer Prices and provides technical assistance for other price programs.

7. Develops and directs the research program for the Section. Performs or directs the performance of research to improve the concepts and procedures for the CPI, particularly those of the Transportation Section. This includes developing improved quality adjustment techniques, conducting studies of retail market organizations, price structure, pricing practices, consumer buying habits and price variation.


Qualifications Required: Basic Requirements:
A. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.


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

In addition, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience must be in or related to the field of economics and must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to be filled. This experience must demonstrate a thorough understanding of economic principles and theories and a wide knowledge of current economic factors and their implications.

Examples of qualifying experience include experience which demonstrates skill, judgment, and technical competence in the use of economic principles and professional methods of analysis in the solution of difficult and complex economic problems; preparation of comprehensive reports or studies relating to difficult problems in economics; management of operations and production processes; experience in development of methods and processes to ensure data quality and integrity; experience representing Section, Branch, or Division as an expert at meetings or events; providing on the job training, mentoring, facilitation, or assistance to other staff.
You must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. In addition, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution to receive credit for specific course work that is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements. See the 'Qualifications and Evaluations' section of this announcement for more details.

If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy. This applies to ALL applicants, including those currently or previously qualified in this series and/or grade.

College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of 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.
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. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. How You Will Be Evaluated: Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under CTAP , you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Team Building
Interpersonal Skills
Oral Communication
Planning and Evaluation
Economic Data Management & Analysis
Product Oversight and Improvement

Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

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