Job Title: Statistician (Economics)
Department: Department Of Labor
Agency: Employment and Training Administration
Sub Agency: U.S. Department of Labor
Job Announcement Number: DE-10-ETA-247
$51,630.00 - $67,114.00 /year
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 to Tuesday, September 28, 2010
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time Permanent
1 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Washington DC Metro Area, DC
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Additional Duty Location Info:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC
The incumbent's primary duties will include the following:
1. Gathers data on economic and/or programmatic characteristics affecting the UI program and other labor force data; makes comparisons of economic data; prepares narrative summaries and reports of findings, recommendations, and conclusions.
2. Performs methodological research and analysis to assure the quality and technical adequacy of data collected through the Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) statistical survey and the UI required reports.
3. Retrieves, assembles, and tabulates data for use as part of input into larger studies. Prepares graphical displays of UI program data.
4. Selects, organizes, and evaluates materials and information from a variety of sources pertaining to unemployment, labor force, and/or state and national economic statistics.
5. Prepares segments of recurring reports and analyses on the accuracy of UI payments, state UI program performance, and data quality.
6. Identifies underlying trends and apparent discrepancies in data which affect UI payment accuracy and UI program performance; makes comparisons of unemployment, economic and/or labor force data and prepares reports on findings for referral to senior staff members.
7. Prepares special analyses and data summaries to meet the needs of the data users, explaining significance and limitations of data.
8. Prepares correspondence for inquiries related to assigned programs and provides detailed descriptions or analysis of scope, concepts, and limitations of data provided.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Applicants must meet qualification, legal, and regulatory
requirements for the position by the closing date of this vacancy
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to
at least the next lower grade level, GS-7, in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience is experience in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled, and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Examples of specialized experience include data analysis skills, specifically identifying underlying trends and discrepancies in data, and the use of statistical tools, such as SPSS and SAS.