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    Are you an Economist professional looking for a position in the Federal workforce? Do you have a passion for metals, industrial minerals and materials research on a global scale? Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!

    Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
    Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov

    What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

    This position is under a bargaining unit.


    • GS-09: $56,233 (Step 01) to $73,105 (Step 10)
    • GS-11: $68,036 (Step 01) to $88,450 (Step 10)
    • GS-12: $81,548 (Step 01) to $106, 012 (Step 10)
    NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    Open to current or former Federal employees: RES-2018-0222

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    As an Economist within the National Minerals Information Center (NMIC), some of your specific duties will include:

    • Serve as a technical expert and principal contact for the global mineral commodity market and communicate in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Dari, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Mandarin, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, or Vietnamese.
    • Plan and conduct technical, economic, and statistical studies on supply resources, investment, production, consumption, distribution, foreign trade, consumer requirements, and prospects of future supply and demand of mineral resources.
    • Analyze and validate mineral commodity data from non-English and English periodic reports in order to prepare comprehensive technical publications in English.
    • Analyze the supply and demand, mineral balance, and recycling situation of mineral commodities.
    • Work independently or in a group to develop specialized projects and collaborate within a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment both domestically and internationally.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Average of 1-5 nights per month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501725400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.