Supervisory Economist or Supervisory Statistician (Economics)

Posted on May 22, 2020

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor

Portland, OR

This position is located in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Office of Field Operations, Regional Office, Division of Compensation Programs (DCP), Branch of National Compensation Surveys (BLS).nThis position is outside the bargaining unit.

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.nORnB) A combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.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.nORnB) 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.nIN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE:nApplicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service.nSpecialized Experience:Specialized experience is experience in, or directly related to economics or one of the specialized fields of economics.

Specialized experience includes: (a) individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; (b) supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or (c) 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 adviser on technical economics problems.

Experience in related fields that did not involve the use and understanding of economic principles and theories may not be used as qualifying experience for this position.

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