Economic Assistant

This position is closed. 1/14/2014 12:00:00 AM


Department Of Labor


Economics Assistant

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Job Series/Grade:

GS-0119-05 to 05

Salary Range:

$15 to $20

Open Dates:

01/07/2014 to 01/14/2014

Who May Apply:

U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

Appointment Duration:


Brief Description:

Job Summary: For more information about DOLs mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at: . This position is located with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Office of Field Operations, Division of Price Programs, Branch of Consumer P

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As an Economic Assistant, you will collect prices and related statistical data on a wide variety of commodities, services, and housing for the BLS Consumer Price Index. Duties include but are not limited to: Visiting retail and service establishments such as department stores, supermarkets, medical offices and hotels to collect retail price data. A limited amount of data is collected by telephone/fax; Obtaining voluntary cooperation from survey respondents; Conducting face-to-face and telephonic interviews with store managers and buyers, doctors, pharmacists and other professionals to obtain data related to their commodities and services; Using hand held computers and other electronic equipment to collect and enter statistical data; Contacting homeowners, renters, apartment management companies by personal visit to neighborhoods and follow up telephone interviews.