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The Economic Statistician must be a U.S. citizen and must be willing to be investigated for a security clearance. The CEA provides the President with objective economic analysis and advice on the development and implementation of a wide range of domestic and international economic policy issues. The Economic Statistician is usually a recent college graduate or a graduate with 1-2 years of work experience. The employee must be detail-oriented and demonstrate an exacting degree of accuracy when preparing, calculating, and fact-checking economic statistical content. Excel proficiency and effective communication skills (verbal and written) are also important. Given that the work environment is fast-paced, with frequent quick-turnaround deadlines, the employee should be a quick study who is able to respond to requests with speed, accuracy, calmness, and flexibility, while maintaining good working relationships with data providers and CEA staff.

The Economic Statistician’s primary duties are to:

  • Support the economic staff by preparing background spreadsheets and charts (in Excel) to aid analysis
  • Fact-check and edit memoranda on economic data releases written by the economic staff
  • Gather economic data and prepare tables, chart inputs, and chart captions for the monthly Economic Indicators publication (http://www.gpo.gov/economicindicators)
  • Gather economic data and prepare tables for the statistical appendix in the annual Economic Report of the President (http://www.gpo.gov/erp)
  • Use public websites and database software (training provided) to find and retrieve data to help develop and prepare various CEA products
  • Research economic data and information on the Internet and through communication with Federal statistical agency staff
  • Help staff obtain data and advise on its use

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email PDFs of your resume, transcript, a single-authored writing sample, and a list of references with phone and email contact information. Please do not send ZIP files. Letters of recommendation and a cover letter are appreciated, but not required components of the application. Please email application materials to the address below:

President’s Council of Economic Advisers
Email:  recruiting@cea.eop.gov

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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