Economist GS-7 at United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (FT)

For more information and to apply to for the Economist GS-7 position, login to your UMBCworks account (under the Jobs & Internships tab in myUMBC) and search for job # 9235804


This is an Economist position under the Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP).

Are you interested in the health of our national economy? Would you like to start your career as an Economist with the principal fact-finding agency in the field of labor economics and statistics? If so, we may have just the opportunity you are looking for!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics seeks energetic, persuasive, motivated and communicative individuals. Join an accomplished staff of economists and other professionals and help us collect and generate some of the Nations key economic indicators such as the Unemployment Rate, the Consumer Price Index, the Producer Price Index, the Import/Export Index and the Employment Cost Index.

Typical duties of an Economist may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Serving as a technical and operational liaison between national office and regional office staff.
- Assisting senior economists in performing needs assessments and developing training materials.
- Teaching sections of training courses and assisting with on-line training activities
- Developing knowledge of collection procedures and data collection systems.
- Participating in BLS quality assurance activities.

As an employer of choice, what can BLS offer you? BLS has something to offer everyone!

Are you a recent college graduate or a student graduating in December 2009? Or, perhaps you are a mid-career professional or a retiree? Regardless, we may have what you are looking for:

Work relevant to the nations economy we collect, process, analyze, and disseminate essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor.

Opportunities to develop leadership skills and enhance programmatic knowledge.

Competitive compensation package and the ability to balance work, family and play includes generous benefits rarely found in the private sector:

- Subsidized health & life insurance and optional flexible spending accounts, long-term care and dental.
- Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a 401K equivalent
- Paid vacation and sick days
- 10 federal holidays
- Flexible work schedules

Wide ranging travel potential in some program areas.

Advancement potential You can climb the career ladder from GS-7 to GS-9 to GS-11, then GS-12. Advancement through GS-12 is non-competitive it is based solely on your individual work performance. After remaining in a GS-12 position for one year, you can apply for a GS-13 position. Feel free to visit the following link to view the salary chart for the Washington D.C. economist position: http://www.opm.gov/flsa/oca/09tables/html/dcb.asp


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