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Are you interested in helping solve today's most critical housing challenges? In simplest terms, Fannie Mae serves the people who house America.
We work at the heart of housing by providing reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times, buying loans that banks and other lenders originate, so they can fund new loans. This gives more people the opportunity to buy, refinance, or rent homes and apartments. Creating these opportunities is what drives the people who work at Fannie Mae.
For more information about Fannie Mae, visit http://www.fanniemae.com/progress
ECONOMISTS, Washington DC
Develop and review economic models for collateral valuation using public record, proprietary, and appraisal data, for home price index computation, for home price forecast and simulation, and for other mortgage business risk management purpose. The model applications in the team are often integrated with large model application systems across the company.
Therefore the researchers are responsible for model development work, prototyping, interfacing, testing, and vetting with other applications outside the team. Communication with team members and customers through technical whitepapers, analytical reports and memos, and presentation slides.
Required: Ph.D in economics, statistics, or other quantitative fields. Graduate school level courses, training or research must have included work with data preparation, complex economic and/or statistical modeling with data using statistical software such as SAS, Matlab, R, or others.
Economist - Office Of The Chief Economist - Washington, DC
We Work to Protect Investors. Join our Team.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Economist opening in Washington, DC. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at www.finra.org/careers – no phone calls, please.
The primary duties of this position are to engage in statistical, econometric and financial analysis projects to evaluate the risks, costs and impacts of market practice and regulatory alternatives in support a variety of departments across FINRA.
Essential Job Functions:
The Economist in this position will work closely with various offices across FINRA that have statistical and economic needs. The Economist will be responsible for working on a variety of projects.
Work closely with subject matter experts, analyze and evaluate (on a quantitative and qualitative basis) the effectiveness of market and regulatory programs and operations;
Gather, develop and synthesize data about securities markets and market participants to determine the efficacy and efficiency of current or projected projects and programs;
In consultation with senior economists, will develop methodologies to provide calculations and analysis of relevant statistics for economic impact assessment;
Prepare analyses, charts, graphs, reports and briefing materials and present findings to senior leaders across FINRA;
Manage and maintain the book of work for regulatory activities under development across FINRA;
Model and analyze data to provide solutions and answers in a variety of engagements;
Work with middle and senior managers across the organization to assess their needs for economic analysis and design programs to meet them;
Conduct research in support of FINRA's mission;
Exercise independent judgment in developing models to determine and track member firm and market behavior;
Write and publish reports on various economic and financial topics;
Represent the Office of the Chief Economist in internal and industry-wide conferences, seminars, presentations;
Publish research results for industry and public review;
Other projects as needed.
Master's degree in economics, finance, statistics or a similar degree; PhD preferred.
Able to demonstrate experience in econometric modeling, statistical analysis, data collection and manipulation, programming and writing reports.
Minimum of 3 – 4 years of direct experience is required.
Comfortable working with a variety of people with varying skill and knowledge levels.
Communicates well, both orally and in writing.
Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
Self-starter who is comfortable working independently.
- Regular office conditions; some travel may be required.
The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.
Please note: If the "Apply Now" button on a job board posting does not take you directly to the FINRA Careers site, enter www.finra.org/careers into your browser to reach our site directly.
FINRA strives to make our career site accessible to all users. If you need a disability-related accommodation for completing the application process, please contact FINRA's accommodation help line at 240.386.4865. Please note that this number is exclusively for inquiries regarding application accommodations.
In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.
FINRA's Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees' investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Code's investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment restrictions—including disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA's Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President—by the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.
As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA's Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company's policy on nepotism.
FINRA is an independent, non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business with the public in the United States. FINRA works to protect investors and maintain market integrity in a public-private partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), while also benefiting from the SEC's oversight. In its role as investor guardian, FINRA is informed, but not influenced, by the industry that it regulates. FINRA's independent regulation plays a critical role in America's financial system–all at no cost to taxpayers.
FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities business—from registering and educating industry participants to examining securities firms; writing rules; enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws; informing and educating the investing public; providing trade reporting and other industry utilities; and administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and registered firms. FINRA uses technology powerful enough to look across markets and detect potential abuses. Using a variety of data gathering techniques, we work to detect insider trading and any strategies firms or individuals use to gain an unfair advantage.
In today's fast-paced and complex global economy, FINRA is a trusted advocate for investors, dedicated to keeping the markets fair and proactively addressing emerging regulatory issues before they harm investors or the markets. FINRA operates from Washington, DC, and New York, NY, with other offices around the country.
Find out more about us and how we work—and view our current openings—at www.finra.org/careers.
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FINRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
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Real Estate Economist
ARE YOU READY TO WORK AT ALTISOURCE?
- Can you work on several projects simultaneously while still having excellent attention to detail?
- Are you an expert in managing time and prioritizing commitments?
- Are you a data guru, with a passion for telling stories through data?
If so, nice to meet you; we are Altisource! We are seeking energetic, highly skilled self-starters who thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. We offer challenging work and great colleagues as well as career development opportunities.
We are looking for a Real Estate Economist to assist with predicting the upcoming trends in the real estate market and updating the models for the Buy-Renovate-Sell team accordingly. Over time, you will help shape our company's purchasing strategy.
WHAT YOU GET TO DO
Use predictive analytics and knowledge of multiple economic and human factors to forecast trends in the real estate industry both nationwide as well as in specific markets across the U.S.
Study historical trends in the real estate industry and compile a database of these characteristics
Lead the monitoring and re-engineering of current real estate models and their prototypes as needed, to improve and enhance predictive capacity
Research advancements in complex statistical and data modeling techniques, and leverage regression testing to enhance models over time
Analyze, present, and communicate data, results, and insights to internal and external stakeholders
WHAT ABOUT YOU? You have...
Master's degree in Finance, Economics, Statistics, Applied Demographics or related field; PhD preferred.
Previous experience in creating models to forecast demographic and macroeconomic trends
Prior experience in the real estate, financial, or similar industry
BLOW US AWAY IF IN THE FIRST 120 DAYS YOU CAN…
Develop a predictive model to rank different geographies based on demographic and macroeconomic
Enhance current models analyzing for borrowing costs, rent increases and home price appreciation
Back test current underwriting criteria to identify improvement opportunities
WORKING AT ALTISOURCE ADVANTAGES:
- Aggressive salary based on your experience and skills – we believe the top talent deserves the top dollar!
- PLUS, Bonus Potential – if you go above and beyond, you should be rewarded!
- 401k plans with 50% company match. We want to empower you to prepare for your future!
Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance plans
Tax-free Flexible Spending Account
Life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability
Paid holidays, plus 19 days PTO first year for a total of 28 paid days off per year!
Free snacks, drinks and coffee! Who doesn't love free food?
Lots of employee engagement activities (differs by location but examples include family baseball games, happy hour, bowling, trips to the zoo and other fun team-building activities)
Opportunities to join our community service initiatives, including Habitat for Humanity
Employee Discounts on movie tickets, Verizon cell phone service, Microsoft Office, and more!
OUR CORE VALUES
For our employees, customers, and shareholders, we commit to…
Act With Integrity – exhibit unwavering integrity, compliance and ethical conduct at all times
Energize People – enable exceptional people to energize their teams and drive results
Empower Innovation – reward the relentless creation of innovative and compliant solutions to achieve our mission and generate value for our customers
Exceed Customer Expectations – execute world-class solutions to deliver value and delight our customers
Win as a Team – embrace the passion, energy and power of our global teams to win as "One-Altisource"
Enrich Communities – create positive impacts for the communities where we live and serve
Are you up to the challenge? What are you waiting for? Apply today!
Financial Economist Or Senior Financial Economist
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has an opening for a Financial Economist in its Quantitative Supervision & Research (QSR) group. The QSR group is part of the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit (SRC) department. Financial economists at the Bank are expected to participate in supervisory work at large banking organizations, contribute to Federal Reserve System projects related to financial stability, and conduct original research for publication in academic and professional journals. The position requires economists who are interested in applied, policy-oriented work and research and offers a competitive salary, good benefits, and strong research support, including access to publicly available data such as the CRSP/Compustat database and proprietary data available only to researchers within the Federal Reserve System. There are opportunities for professional training, and the Bank provides support for travel to academic and industry conferences. QSR has an active seminar series and Visiting Scholar program. The position is a good fit for economists who want to do high-impact, applied work in banking and finance, and produce high-quality research. The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has offices in Richmond, Baltimore, and Charlotte. Most of the Bank's financial economists are located in Charlotte and Baltimore.
Essential Job Responsibilities Include:
Participate in on-site reviews and examinations related to banks' use of quantitative modeling.
Assist senior Department and Bank management on the formulation of supervisory policy.
Keep abreast of current economic and financial developments—internationally, nationally, and regionally (in the Fifth District) – and assess the implications of these developments for supervised institutions.
Initiate, perform, and publish research projects in peer-reviewed academic journals.
Conduct applied economic research on emerging issues in bank supervision.
Included with your candidate submission, please attach .pdf files of your vita and at least one research paper. Please have letters of recommendation sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will interview candidates for this position at the FMA Annual Meeting October 10 - 13, 2018 and the ASSA Annual Meeting January 4 - 6, 2019. For an opportunity to interview at the FMA Annual Meeting, please submit your application by Sunday, September 23, 2018 and for the ASSA Annual Meeting by Friday, December 14, 2018.
The selected candidate will be subject to special background check procedures, and may be offered a position either as Financial Economist, Financial Economist
Intermediate or Financial Economist
Senior, depending on candidate's knowledge, skills, and experiences as defined in the job qualifications/experience. Salary offered will be based on the job responsibilities and the individual's knowledge, skills and experience as defined in the job qualifications/experience.
Under conflict of interest guidelines administered by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, examining personnel may not participate on an examination of a financial institution or affiliate if the examiner was employed by the financial institution or affiliate within the past 12 months. This role (job) regularly consults with staff assigned to Bank of America Corporation, BB&T, Capital One Financial Corporation and E-Trade examinations.
Please review the FRB Employee Code of Conduct to ensure there are no major issues related to your previous employment and current financial interests. (The Code is available on the About Us, Careers webpage at www.richmondfed.org.; the relevant sections are 5.3 and Appendix B, Parts I, II and III).
FRB ethics rules generally prohibit employees and their immediate families from owning investments in banks, savings associations or their holding companies (Section 5.3). Additionally, employees engaged in Supervision and Regulation may be subject to borrowing and deposit restrictions. These employees may need to recuse themselves from certain supervisory work based on:
- their borrowing relationships (Appendix B Parts I.1, II.1 and II.2),
- if a financial institution employs a member of the employee's immediate family (i.e. spouse, child, parent, or sibling) (Appendix B Part I.3 and Part II.3),
- if the individual was employed by the financial institution or affiliate within the past 12 months (Appendix B Part I.3 and II.3).
In certain cases, the recusal may be so extensive it could materially reduce the effectiveness of the prospective employee.
Ph.D. in finance, economics, or a related field, with strong quantitative skills.
Candidates for the Financial Economist position should have completed their Ph.D. or expect to complete it by Summer 2019.
Candidates for the Financial Economist
- Senior position should have a Ph.D., work experience in academia, government or industry, several publications in refereed finance or economics journals, and a well-established research agenda.
Petroleum Engineering Economist / Upstream Development
Aramco are looking for experienced professionals to join us in the Upstream Development Strategy and Reserves Department (UDS&RD) within Petroleum Engineering, based in the Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. We manage one of the world's largest portfolios of on-shore and off-shore oil and gas fields, and we provide opportunities to conduct pioneering studies, introduce new technologies and propose innovative development solutions.
The Upstream Development Strategy division coordinates and reviews feasibility studies required to develop long-term production strategies and reservoir depletion plans within the company's strategic context. Candidates need to have a solid foundation in subsurface evaluations and good familiarity with the full range of upstream activities, from exploration through reservoir management, drilling and completion operations, basic surface facilities design, cost estimation and production operations.
Significant exposure to economic evaluations and decision analysis is also required. Candidates must have knowledge and experience in oil/gas field development planning, production portfolio evaluations, field appraisals, and petroleum/applied economics. Minimum Requirements The successful candidate should hold a Bachelor's and Master in Petroleum Engineering, or related disciplines. A PhD, or additional exposure/training in Business, Economics or Finance, is also beneficial.
You must have a minimum of 15 years' experience gained through working for reputable oil and gas consulting and/or E&P companies with at least 4 years of hands-on experience in upstream investment opportunities analysis environment.
You must have supplemental experience in reservoir engineering, especially technical principles for developing long-term oil & gas reservoir depletion plans, economics evaluations, and key performance measures and benchmarking in the E&P industry.
You must be familiar with upstream economic evaluation models with advanced Excel knowledge. Duties & Responsibilities As the successful candidate you are expected to be able to perform the following:
Develop scenarios and alternatives for each conceptual oil/gas field development project.
Perform high quality uncertainty based economic evaluations in a timely manner to evaluate the feasibility of projects and facilitate the investment decision-making process.
Provide economic modeling and sensitivity analysis in order to fully understand and identify value drivers that could significantly enhance project returns.
Review Economic Models and ensure consistent evaluation outcomes in all economics produced.
Perform portfolio optimization and projects ranking.
Train and mentor younger professional staff.
Represent Saudi Aramco in external technical conferences, symposiums, and forums.
Evaluate investment opportunities. Auto req ID 15811BR
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Principal Designer Economist
Bring Your Brain….. Principal Game Design Economist
We'll Supply the Dragons!!!
Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and the world's largest publisher of adventure games, including Magic: The Gathering® Trading Card Game and Dungeons & Dragons® Roleplaying Games has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Game Design Economist to join our Magic R&D team.We offer competitive salaries, a great benefits package, and the excitement of working in a creative organization. But the best part of working here is that we think creating products that bring hours of enjoyment to millions around the globe is an inherently cool way to earn a living.
WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT?
The Game Design Economist is a major contributor to helping R&D explore, define, and help solve numerous game design problems that reside at the intersections of design and psychology, of business opportunities and market research, the types of questions that are often at the heart of our most complex problems. The Game Design Economist is part designer, part economist, part psychologist – curious, driven to make real impacts in our design and business, equally motivated to use data to illuminate the world and tell compelling stories about those insights to help shape better designs and better outcomes.
DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS WIZARD
Are you captivated by complex systems that reside at the intersection of game design, player psychology, economics, and market research?
Do you have skill and experience in building tools and frameworks to model, solve, and discuss these types of problems?
Are you experienced with analyzing TCG or digital object economies, and interested in applying that experience to physical game economies?
Are you comfortable with working on data-sparse problems, using multiple models, theories, and experiments to drive analysis, while also helping to focus additional data-gathering activities?
Are you primarily driven to use your models, research, and theory to directly impact results?
Do you enjoy working with game designers, sales, marketing, brand managers, data analysts, and customer researchers in your quest to better understand the economic and psychological worlds of our players?
Concept, research, and collaborate on economic models with R&D and Brand and Business Intelligence to better explain and predict player behavior.
Provide insight and predictive models; as well as quantitative validation (or skepticism) based on proposed game design structures;
Work with business intelligence and customer research partners to build better data structures and provide focus for data gathering capacity.
Use the combination of data and modeling to generate new structural insights for use in game design, brand, and player psychology.
If you're excited about the above questions, Magic R&D has a unique position available. We're looking for a game design economist to help us better model and understand the complex world of the Magic TCG and its players. This person will be an integral part of the R&D leadership team, working to understand the intersections between play, cards, and market forces; bridging the spaces between design and marketing and data and research to help us create better models and better play, and ultimately, a better game for all of our players.
In Magic R&D, we believe diversity of experience is fundamental to creating accessible and fun Magic experiences for all of our players. We encourage everyone to consider being a part of our team.
AM I QUALIFIED? (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Experience Creating and Casting these Spells:
Graduate degree in Economics or similar quantitative field.
Advanced knowledge of Statistics; experience with programming language such as R or Python.
Must have significant experience working in digital or physical game economies and/or significant experience in playing or working on a TCG.
The successful candidate must embody the Magic R&D principles –
We are stewards of Magic
We are passionate about Magic
We believe Magic makes a difference
We focus on growing Magic's audience
We believe in discovery, surprise, and strategy.
We are inclusive and respectful.
We expect greatness
Office environment, able to work on computer or phone for long periods of time.
We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.
Economist / Applied Econometrician / Statistician
Job Description: & Qualifications
Ford Motor Company's Global Data, Insight, and Analytics (GDIA) organization is looking for highly skilled Economist/Econometrician/Statistician. This individual will assist in all phases of consumer research and development to support Ford Motor Company business units. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, Market Demand Analysis and Forecasting, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, and Marketing (such as primary market research, conjoint analysis)
You will have the opportunity to work with a highly specialized team in the quantitative field that is transforming the automobile industry.
Employ statistical / microeconomics / econometrics / industrial organization / labor economics to assess and analyze consumer data by working directly with data sources and various Ford business units.
Explore new data sources related to consumers. Work with various data sources and platforms to gather data.
Develop analytic frameworks to support research effort in demand forecasting to enhance company's capability in making strategic product decision in a regulated auto industry and highly competitive market environment.
Support the deployment of analytical tools to business partners. Maintain and enhance previously developed models and tools.
Execute both descriptive and inferential ad hoc requests in a timely manner.
Assist in communicate and present models and analytical results to business customers and executives.
- Masters' degree
- 3+ years of working experience in a quantitative field such as Economics (applied microeconomics, applied econometrics, industrial organization, labor economics), Statistics, Applied Mathematics OR in lieu of work experience, a PhD in same fields
Ph.D. in a quantitative field such as Economics (applied microeconomics, applied econometrics, industrial organization, labor economics), Statistics, or Applied Mathematics.
Self-starter, high level of initiative, detail-oriented and ability to multi-task.
Strong problem formulation and problem solving skills.
Strong collaboration and communications skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and leadership behaviors.
At Ford Motor Company, the distance between you and an amazing career has never been shorter. Join the Ford team today, and discover the benefits, rewards, and development opportunities you'd expect from a diverse global leader.
Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.
Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. Ford Motor Company also is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment such persons.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you're seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
Are you a policy wonk who seeks to work on current and emerging policy issues? Do you want to apply your education and experience to help government agencies improve the way they develop and implement regulations, policies and programs? Our Regulatory, Economics, Environmental & Energy Services (R3E) line of business has over 30 years of experience supporting the design, implementation, and improvement of federal and private sector programs and is seeking recent college graduates to join them.
Join our multidisciplinary team of policy analysts, scientists, engineers, economists, attorneys, and business analysts. We combine economic, scientific, and engineering research and analysis to solve unique public policy challenges through innovative, accurate, timely, and high-quality products and services. Our dynamic work environment involves working on multiple projects simultaneously, supporting a wide range of clients at all levels of government and industries, and providing a wide range of support services. Ideal candidates will combine strong quantitative analysis skills necessary for supporting business and regulatory analysis and program evaluation, with equally strong research, policy analysis, and writing skills to contribute to policy papers and technical documents, stakeholder and public comment reports, and regulatory language.
The majority of this position will be on environmental and energy focused projects; however, the position may entail ~25% or more work on other policy matters. This position will be located in Fairfax, VA.
What you'll do…
Collecting and analyzing data
Reviewing literature and other technical reports
Solving quantitative and qualitative problems
Drafting reports and presentations
Operating economic models
Interacting with clients
What you'll need…
Bachelor's degree in natural or physical science, environmental management, economics, engineering, government, political science, public policy, urban planning, or related subjects
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Professional Skills we're looking for…
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Strong quantitative and/or modeling skills
MS Excel capabilities
To apply, please submit your resume, transcript, & writing sample.
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)
Pay Transparency Statement: For more information, please click here: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf
Fairfax, VA (VA01)
Economist - Competition Practice
About the Company:
Compass Lexecon, one of the world's leading economic consulting firms, specializes in financial and economic analysis of issues that arise in regulatory, policy and litigation matters. Compass Lexecon has been engaged by Fortune 500 corporations, government entities, and others to assist in numerous high profile mergers, government investigations, and private litigation matters in the United States and worldwide. Compass Lexecon provides state of the art economic research capabilities that combine the academic, private-sector, and public-sector expertise of in-house economists and academic affiliates.
About the Opportunity:
We are currently seeking a full-time economist/econometrician candidate for our Pasadena, CA office. Ideal candidates would possess a Master's degree in economics, statistics, or a related field; plus at least two years of experience in economics or data analysis, and have strong analytical and quantitative skills. Economists are involved in all phases of case work including
Conducting academic research
Formulating and carrying out economic and statistical analyses
Working with large data sets and programming in SAS, STATA, MatLab, R, ArcGIS, etc.
Collaborating with case teams
Managing aspects of projects and supervising and advising junior staff
Supporting senior staff and experts
If you are interested in applying, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and a research paper or writing sample.
Compass Lexecon is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
This position located within the Market and Trade Economics Division (MTED), Animal Products and Cost of Production Branch (APCOP).
MTED conducts research on U.S. and global economic factors affecting markets for agricultural products. The program supplies information and analysis for decisions by USDA policy and program officials, other Executive Branch decision makers, and Congress and its staff.
APCOP conducts a program of economic research, information, and analysis for livestock, dairy, and poultry markets and agricultural commodity cost of production. Most analysts contribute both research and outlook responsibilities.
Branch members work across units and commodity sectors, with analysts in other agencies and with researchers outside government as appropriate to support MTED research and analysis. APCOP economists investigate the forces affecting global markets; examine the impacts of agricultural and trade policies; support the Department's market analysis and commodity forecasts of domestic and international agricultural markets; and analyze cost of production for agricultural commodities. Applied research activities focus on the market effects of evolving domestic commodity and trade programs; market structure and technological change; the relationships between domestic and international markets; and factors influencing cost of production.
You will serve as an Agricultural Economist working in the area of commodity cost-of-production in the APCOP Branch. You'll work with other cost-of-production analysts to develop methods for analyzing national and regional commodity cost and return estimates and independently plan and conduct the analysis.
You'll also contribute relevant research in this area. Analysis focuses on priority issues primarily related to estimating commodity costs and returns and the major technological and industry structural factors impacting these estimates. You'll be responsible for planning, conducting and leading integrated studies/analyses/data development projects on major economic problems and providing economic information that may serve as the foundation for policy decisions.
Learn more about this agency
Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Identifies the problems that need to be addressed by economic analysis in the incumbent's assigned areas of study and takes initiative to address those problems.
Coordinates activities with other staff to identify and address important interactions within assigned areas of study. Identifies and analyzes factors shaping the evolution of assigned areas of study. Prepares major or entire sections of assigned areas in various publications and/or other information resources.
Participates with the supervisor and others in identifying analysis to be done, which may involve joint efforts with subject matter experts in the agency, other government agencies, or research organizations.
Plans and organizes projects and studies, determines approaches, and selects analytical methods and theories to achieve desired objectives. The incumbent is responsible for formulating research plans, developing methodology, determining data needs, and defining resources needed to carry out complex economic research and analysis.
Presents major findings and their significance in the form of published reports, staff reports, and/or briefings to Agency and Departmental officials. Has responsibility for assigned program, and is held accountable for the accuracy and completeness of the work and for interpreting the results of the findings and making recommendations.
Authors and coauthors newsletters, reports, articles, and other products. Serves as a resource and provides guidance to staff; and reviews drafts to be included in the information products.
As assigned, maintains a data product, including updates to documentation, adjustments to changes in the reporting from primary data sources, and responses to client questions and concerns.
Collects, edits, analyzes, evaluates, and interprets published and unpublished data pertinent to the assignment. Identifies and studies data sources needed for analysis of assigned areas of study, and determines the strengths and weaknesses of those data sources.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required
Who May ApplyThis job is open to…
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
- Job family (Series)
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary period.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.
In order to be found minimally qualified, you must meet both the following basic requirement AND the specialized experience requirement.
A. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
B. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
GS-13: Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-12 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience planning and performing commodity analysis programs; managing data necessary for economic analysis; developing and executing relevant economic research; and responding to information requests from policy makers, media outlets, or the general public.
For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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