Chief, Balance of Payments Division, ES-0110-00/00

Washington D.C.
May 17, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
Executive, Chief
Full Time

About the Agency

The Bureau of Economic Analysis is seeking a highly-motivated and capable executive to serve as the Chief, Balance of Payments Division.

The Chief of the Balance of Payments Division is responsible for preparing, developing, and analyzing the international transactions (balance of payments) and international investment position accounts of the United States, including detail by foreign geographic area; obtaining data to construct these accounts by conducting BEA surveys of U.S. businesses on their international trade in services transactions and by collecting data from other government agencies and from private sources to produce account statistics utilizing appropriate statistical techniques; conducting research to enhance estimation methodologies and research to interpret the accounts; and analyzing data on direct investment into and out of the United States, including data on the financial structure and operations of multinational enterprises.

This position is a Senior Executive Service (SES) career-reserved position. Positions in the SES are not graded. SES pay is commensurate with qualifications. SES employees are eligible for bonuses and awards based on performance. Veteran's preference is not applicable to SES.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel required to attend or present at meetings and conferences on topics relevant to BEA's mission.

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized.

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Background investigation and/or security clearance is required.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • One year probationary period may be required.
  • Incumbent may be subject to geographic mobility.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days is required).
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):

    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)

    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

    Professional and Technical Qualifications (PTQs):

    PTQ #1-Demonstrated knowledge and experience in economics with specific accomplishments in the fields of international trade, international banking and finance, and international direct investment.

    PTQ #2-Demonstrated experience in the conceptual and applied aspects of economic accounting, measurement, and statistics, including data collection, compilation, estimation, and analysis.

    PTQ #3-Demonstrated experience in managing an economic statistics program or related economic research, including guiding efforts to improve the quality and usefulness of the statistics.

    For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at

    Example ECQ statements are available at

    Degree: economics, that 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.

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess all of the Executive Core Qualifications, Professional/Technical Qualifications and educational requirements listed. These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, senior level experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in leading and managing a comprehensive program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    If you do not possess the above requirements, you will be rated ineligible.

    Not Applicable

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