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Economic Assistant (Part-Time)

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Department Of Labor Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 4 months ago

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This position is located: U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics in Chicago, IL.

This position is inside the bargaining unit.

This position has promotion potential to GS-7. Promotion Potential:

There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

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Economic Assistants collect prices and related statistical data on a wide variety of commodities, services, and housing for the BLS Consumer Price Index. Duties include, but are not limited to: 1.

Visiting retail and service establishments such as department stores, supermarkets, medical offices and hotels to collect retail price data. A limited amount of data is collected by telephone/fax. 2. Contacting homeowners, renters, and apartment management companies by personal visit to neighborhoods and follow up telephone interviews. 3.

Collecting and entering data on a hand held computer. 4. Obtaining voluntary cooperation from survey respondents.

Travel Required
50% or less

  • Frequent local travel is required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • This position has promotion potential to GS-7. Promotion Potential:

    There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected.
  • Job family (Series)
    0119 Economics Assistant

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Requires a valid drivers license.

  • Requires a probationary period.

  • U.S. Citizenship.

  • Appointment to this position will require a background investigation.

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

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.


Applicants must meet qualifications, legal and regulatory requirements for the position by closing date of this announcement.

GS-05: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the work of the position being filled which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Examples of qualifying experience include: collecting, compiling, verifying, analyzing or reporting data dealing with pricing of goods and services. Experience in retail environments, such as clerks in large grocery stores and associates in large retail outlets; specific knowledge of a wide variety of assorted products and or service(s) offered by an outlet; real estate experience in selling and public outreach, e.g., open house showings; experience selling items door to door or at house parties. Please provide sufficient narrative in your resume to qualify for such specialized experience as described above.


Education substitution: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in economics, or 24 semester hours of courses in subjects such as business law, statistics, algebra, precalculus, calculus, or economics. Equivalent combination of education and experience are qualifying.

If you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. 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.

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.
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Economic Assistant (Part-Time)

Expired Job

Department Of Labor