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Job Title:Research Economist/Agricultural Economist

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Economic Research Service

Job Announcement Number:ERS-RN-0001

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 03, 2013 to Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0110-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Recruitment Notice

JOB SUMMARY:

The Economic Research Service (ERS) conducts broad programs of economic and other social science research and analysis relating to agriculture, food, natural resources and rural America for use by public and private decision makers.  ERS' clients are the executive and legislative branches; environmental, consumer and public interest groups, including farm and industry groups; and the general public.

THIS IS A RECRUITMENT NOTIFICATION ONLY, NOT A JOB ANNOUNCEMENT.  We are posting this notification to let applicants learn about ERS and to notify potential applicants of our upcoming recruitment activities.  An actual job announcement will be posted on USAJOBS at a later date; we encourage all interested to apply at that rime.  Recruitment will be dependent upon agency requirements and budget availability.
 

Top 10 reasons to work at ERS

1. Influence on Policy

ERS research and analyses inform policy decisionmakers on current and emerging issues facing the Nation. ERS professionals gain exposure to the policy process and participate in development and analysis of a number of Federal Government surveys.

2. The ERS Team

Thrive in a collegial, supportive environment, and work with some of the top economists and social scientists in their fields. You'll conduct independent research and collaborate with professionals from diverse backgrounds.

3. Modern Facilities

Work in a comfortable space with a host of amenities, including an auditorium, conference/team rooms, onsite reference center, credit union, health unit, and kitchenettes. The building also offers free access to an exercise room.

4. State-of-the-Art Support

You'll benefit from access to software, inhouse databases, models, and GIS resources, as well as major journals and bibliographic databases. Onsite HELP desk and IT specialists maintain our high-speed network and tailored applications; and our communication and design specialists help develop, edit, and disseminate your work.

5. The Capital City

Ahhh...the Nation's capital! Our centrally located offices are surrounded by major universities, Federal agencies, Capitol Hill, and kindred institutions like the World Bank and National Academy of Sciences. Not to mention the DC area's wealth of cultural attractions: museums, theater, music, and sports.

6. Publish and Flourish

Publish your high-quality research in leading academic journals, in ERS's award-winning Amber Waves magazine, and in the agency's peer-reviewed reports and widely read ERS website.

7. Seminars Abound

ERS employees and visiting scholars conduct seminars, ERS hosts conferences on topical issues, and our lecture series has featured Nobel winners and frontrunners.

8. Career-Building

Take advantage of ERS's ample opportunities for training and networking, as well as traveling for research, conferences, and presentations.

9. Competitive Salaries and Benefits

ERS provides competitive salaries and benefits, including transportation subsidies, flexible work schedules, generous vacation time, and great health coverage and retirement plans.

10. Location, Location, Location

ERS offices, located in Washington, DC, are easily accessible by metro and bus.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation

DUTIES:

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The incumbent's principal responsibilities include applying economic theory, database management and modeling methods to evaluate impacts of U.S. and global agricultural policies. The incumbent will work with a team of senior economists, program specialists, and modelers to provide the analytical frameworks needed for medium- and long-term outlook activities, as well as to support the Agency's economic analysis and research on policy and technical factors affecting U.S. and global agriculture and food. This includes helping plan, develop, and operate a linked system of country and regional models to facilitate global, price-endogenous analyses of alternative assumption sets regarding price, nonprice, and policy variables. In cooperation with regional and commodity analysts, the incumbent contributes to the development and maintenance of country agricultural sector models, and in training regional analysts in their use. The individual may also perform research and staff analysis assignments on the longer term impacts of price and nonprice factors and policies on regional and global markets and may serve on teams researching larger, more complex short- and long-term analyses.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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1.  GS-12: To qualify for the GS-12, you must have at least one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in federal service. Specialized experience includes performing complex economic studies that required knowledge of economic concepts, principles, theories, and practices to initiate, formulate, plan, execute, coordinate, and bring such studies to meaningful conclusions;  

OR 

2. Possess a PhD. or equivalent doctoral degree. 

GS-13: To qualify for the GS-13, you must have at least one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in federal service. Specialized experience includes conducting economic research studies independently, and communicating economic concepts and research results through presentations and publications.


MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

To be minimally qualified for this position you must meet one of the Basic Qualifications listed below.

All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. If qualifying based on education, you MUST submit transcripts.

A) Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus , or related disciplines appropriate to the position;

OR

B) A combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with courses equivalent to a major in economics, as mentioned above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

 


BENEFITS:

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A benefits package is authorized for this position. CLICK HERE for more information concerning federal benefits. 



OTHER INFORMATION:

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Alia Shabazz
Phone: (202)694-5000
TDD: 2028551234
Email: ASHABAZZ@ERS.USDA.GOV
Agency Information:
Office of the Administrator
355 E Street SW
Washington , DC
20024

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Job Announcement Number:

ERS-RN-0001

Control Number:

334692400