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Labor Economist (United States Postal Service)

When Mar 15, 2017 09:20 AM to
Mar 27, 2017 09:20 AM
Where Washington, DC
Contact Name
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United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10088233
If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the
examination may be limited.
Labor Relations
Job Posting Period
03/14/2017 - 03/27/2017
Job Title
Facility Location
WASHINGTON, DC 20260-0004
Position Information
HOURS: 08:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M.
SALARY RANGE: 66,829.00 - 110,664.00 USD Annually
BENEFIT INFORMATION: The salary will be based on previous experience, salary history, and current postal pay policies.
We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer
contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.
Functional Purpose
Conducts complex economic research and assists in the development of economic proposals in support of national labor
negotiations and operational, budgetary, and strategic business objectives.
1. Develops and implements costing models for both short and long-term projections to ensure accuracy and technical
reliability of economic assumptions.
2. Conducts cost and economic analyses on an as needed basis; leads or participates in a variety of projects and team
activities to support labor negotiations initiatives.
3. Develops and analyzes the cost impact of benefits proposals on the total employment cost of bargaining unit employees;
and evaluates the impact of such proposals on total compensation and comparability with the labor market.
4. Analyzes postal financial and operational data to support the development of economic proposals and negotiations
5. Analyzes and evaluates alternative pay structures, initial hiring rates, locality pay systems, performance-based pay
systems, and cost of living formulas; determines the impact of such alternatives on other bargaining unit pay schedules
including salary overlap and salary range progression.
6. Monitors key government econometric measures and their impact on postal bargaining units; evaluates wage, benefit and
labor relations trends in the private sector to determine shifts in labor negotiations strategies.
7. Provides technical guidance on economic matters to employees conducting negotiations preparation, including the chief
negotiator; provides interface with other functional areas on labor economic matters, including rate case development.
8. Oversees and coordinates economic research activities of outside consultants in such areas as pay and benefits
comparability, economic forecasting, and costing models; and provides project oversight and technical guidance to unit
employees assigned to labor negotiations on a project basis.
9. Develops and implements procedures and supporting programs to monitor economic data, labor market trends and
conditions in the private sector.
Manager, Collective Bargaining and Arbitration
The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
experience the following requirements:

1. Ability to conduct research, which includes design, implementation, collection and analysis of data, and summarization of
2. Ability to provide technical guidance and feedback related to labor negotiations preparations.
3. Ability to prepare reports and briefings on labor economic issues.
4. Ability to manage projects and programs, which includes planning, developing timelines, determining resource
requirements, evaluating progress, and reporting results.
5. Knowledge of research design and methodology.
6. Knowledge of statistical analysis methods and procedures sufficient to determine and conduct analysis to guide and inform
business decisions.
7. Knowledge of cost estimation techniques and trend analysis sufficient to evaluate alternative pay structures and develop
costing models.
This is a two-step application process requiring you to create a profile and submit an application for the position you are
applying for.

You will receive two email confirmations:
1. An email confirming your profile is complete.
2. After submitting your application you will receive a second email confirming your application has been successfully
For additional information, please contact Kristena Branstetter at
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans'
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.