Associate Director for Industry Accounts, ES-0110-00/00

Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2017
Aug 10, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

About the Agency

The Bureau of Economic Analysis is seeking a highly-motivated and capable executive to serve as the Associate Director for Industry Accounts.

The Associate Director for Industry Accounts plans and develops the industry economics programs for the BEA, coordinates the activities of the Industry Benchmarks Division, the Current Industry Analysis Division, and the Industry Research Group, and advises the Director on major developments and issues related to the industry economics areas.

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: 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.

    Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision.

    ECQ 2 - Leading People: 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 conflict.

    Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building.

    ECQ 3 - Results Driven: 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.

    Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility.

    ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management.

    ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: 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.

    Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy and Influencing/Negotiating.

    Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning and Public Service Motivation.

    Professional and Technical Qualifications (PTQs):

    PTQ #1- Demonstrated thorough knowledge of economics as evidenced by training and work in research or policy- oriented positions.

    PTQ #2 - Demonstrated thorough knowledge in the theory and practice of industry economics, including experience in the fields of macroeconomics, economic accounting, input-output analysis, and industry analysis.

    PTQ #3 - Experience demonstrating the ability to manage a substantial economic research and statistics program.

    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


    • Analyze major economic developments and problems concerning all aspects of industry economics, including structural and technological changes and their effect on specific industries, the inter-industry effects of changes in taxes, accounting rules, relative prices and costs, regulatory policy, and the globalization of markets.
    • Oversee and coordinate the activities of the Industry Benchmark Division, the Current Industry Analysis Division, and the Industry Research Group. Develop recommendations for plans, programs, and policies for the Director that will ensure that the BEA presents a coherent, accurate, reliable, timely, and relevant picture of the industry structure of the United States economy and develop supplementary, “ satellite” accounts and other analyses that highlight key sectors such as transportation and tourism, and important activities, such as investment in research and development.
    • Direct current and developmental work on all industry economics programs and special studies.
    • Brief the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, the Chief Economist of the Department of Commerce (DOC), other DOC officials, officials of other Federal agencies, and public and private groups on industry developments and, as required, prepare formal reports.
    • Represent the BEA at conferences, on committees, and at conventions and other meetings with top-level representatives of business organizations; international, Federal, State and local government groups; research foundations; and educational institutions. This includes speaking engagements and the presentation of papers on these subjects.
    • Guide the application of mathematical and statistical techniques and economic theory models to extend and improve the input-output accounts, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by industry, and satellite accounts.

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