Job Overview


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This position is located in the Coal and Uranium Analysis Team (Team) in the Office of Electricity, Coal, Nuclear, and Uranium Analysis (ECNRA), Assistant Administrator for Energy Analysis, Energy Information Administration (EIA). This position is established to provide an expert analyst to lead complex projects and conduct economic analyses for the Team pertaining to the nuclear power energy sector that are important to agency decision makers, and will report to the supervisory Team lead.  The successful candidate will serve as a subject matter expert in nuclear energy analysis and the nuclear fuel cycle, particularly in regards to spent fuel storage and reprocessing. 

Assignments involve leading data collection and analysis operations that require oversight of contractors and coordination with other offices in the Department of Energy (DOE); compiling data and analysis on spent fuel, nuclear industry performance, and uranium reserves for the short-term energy outlook, IAEA publications, and other reporting responsibilities; and serving as a technical expert and stakeholder liaison.  As needed, this position is also responsible for cross-cutting economic analyses and survey operations associated with any of the energy sources or other program responsibilities for which the Team is responsible.  These assignments involve unique problems, and require creativity, innovative techniques, advanced research techniques, and consideration of the effects of new and emerging technologies, rapidly changing industry practices, mergers and restructurings, new regulations, and other changes in the world and national economies and markets affecting production, pricing, supply and distribution patterns.


As Industry Economist, you will:

  • Leads major projects involving data collection and analysis operations important to agency decision makers. 
  • Develops, designs, performs and documents a broad range of economic analyses involving current and projected pricing, production, supply and distribution patterns, conditions, and problems pertaining to nuclear power.
  • Monitors and conducts studies. Generates ideas for new programs, policies, studies, and approaches in assigned subject areas.
  • Serve as technical expert and industry liaison for civilian waste information and analysis.