Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The position is located in the Division of International and External Partnerships, Office of Strategic Engagements in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Clean Coal and Carbon Management, Office of Fossil Energy (FE).  The Office of Strategic Engagements is responsible for strategic planning, energy and environmental policy and regulatory analysis, international outreach and coordination, and intra-governmental and industrial support.
A successful candidate in this position will:

  • Be responsible for conducting research and analyzing international economic phenomena including energy market data and trends, investments, trade issues, and economic policies pertinent to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), with particular focus on China.
  • Provides advice and consultation on international economic matters to senior managers of the Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management.
  • Support the planning and execution of international efforts under numerous bi-lateral and multi-lateral agreements coordinated by the Office of Strategic Engagements.

Duties

As a Economist, you will:

  • Research and analyze international economic phenomena including energy market data and trends, investments, trade issues, and economic policies pertinent to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), with particular focus on China. The ability to read and analyze the Chinese-language version of such documents is critical to work done by the office due to the time sensitive nature of current and future international efforts with China. Based on such research and economic analysis, provides both written and verbal advice to the Office Director on international key economic issues impacting CCS research, development, and demonstration.
  • Use economic techniques, theories, and analytic skills to gather, organize, and interpret power generation, energy market, and macroeconomic data from foreign countries to prepare technical and graphical presentations and reports for clearly identified subjects provided to the incumbent by the Office Director.
  • Support the development and documentation of technical studies concerning the relationship of advanced low-carbon fossil energy technologies, including CCS, to the larger economy, especially in the event of climate policy adoptions.
  • Support the preparation of background papers, briefings, talking points, and presentations for senior FE and senior DOE leadership. Often requests for these materials come from senior Administration officials with extremely tight deadlines, so well developed written communication skills are required for this position.
  • Support the planning, development, and implementation of bi-lateral and multi-lateral collaborations on research, development, and demonstration of CCS technologies between FE and other country governments, institutions, and also with multi-national organizations such as the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum and the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute. While the majority of this work focuses on China, the ability to multi-task and keep current with numerous bi-lateral and multi-lateral efforts in parallel is essential.
  • Study the potential of CCS development and deployment in developing nation economies, based on the application of contemporary economic theory in the areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and welfare economics. These studies reflect routine application of quantitative economic analysis techniques including statistical analysis.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 5 days per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No