The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Office of Field Operations, San Francisco Region, Division Price Programs, Branch of Consumer Price Index Programs. BLS mission is to provide collection expertise and feedback to the development of the Bureau survey programs, to effectively and efficiently execute survey activities both directly and through grantees, and to conduct an active program of information and outreach for Bureau products. More info refer to the "Additional Information" section.
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This position directs and provides technical guidance to a branch of professional and technical employees, providing technical leadership in the following areas: developing and improving survey collection strategies and procedures; collecting data from the most complex companies in the Consumer Price Index Programs; improving survey non-response; assisting branch Field Economists in developing strategies for obtaining participation from respondents critical to multiple BLS programs and surveys; leading, training, and mentoring others; explaining survey findings and data uses; exchanging information on developments relevant to the programs; and making presentations to interested groups regarding survey results. Assigns work to staff Economists and Economic Assistants to achieve program goals; directs survey planning for the branch and participates in the overall survey planning for the region and ensures the quality of the data collected by all Branch staff through a comprehensive data quality program. Also responsible for participating in CPI survey developmental activities, researches or directs research and contacts with companies that have complex structures, maintain highly sensitive/confidential records. Negotiates levels of cooperation with major United States firms addressing participation in BLS surveys from a multi-survey level; prepares comprehensive, complex technical reports describing economic related statistical and market developments.
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Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
Requires a supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met.
Requires a valid drivers license.
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.
Economist, GS-0110: Bachelor's degree in economics, which included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to the above basic requirements, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience to the next lower grade, GS-12, in the Federal Service. There is no education substitution at this level.
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is defined as experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
Specialized experience is experience managing work operations and changing programs or requirements, providing technical guidance on economic data collection procedures and practices, performing economic analysis, reviewing program operations to develop or improve methods, procedures, or controls.
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