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    PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 50 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE  AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNIGHT ON THE  DAY WE RECEIVE THE 50TH APPLICATION, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

    The position is located in the Office of Policy, Strategic Planning, and Regulations, Regulatory Evaluation Division, under the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Washington, D.C. The Regulatory Evaluation Division serves as the focal point for all motor carrier related economic analyses in support of the rulemaking processes. The analysis of motor carrier safety and economic information is an inherent part of the work performed.

    Ideal Candidate Statement: This position is ideal for a highly motivated regulatory economist interested in working in a small office with top staff members who work on a wide array of complex transportation related issues.  We offer both flexible work schedules and an opportunity for challenging and interesting work.

    PLEASE NOTE:  This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for these locations.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Economist, you will:

    • Conduct regulatory and economic evaluations of high quality with minimal supervision. Prepare detailed cost-benefit, small business regulatory flexibility and other evaluations, of proposed and final regulations in accordance with FMCSA, DOT, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines.

    • Conduct and review studies and statistical analyses to determine the economic and safety impacts of FMCSA programs and policies, design studies, compile information, perform economic analysis, and interpret the results. Review and gather information from other studies to inform economic analyses.

    • Serve as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) or Task Manager for contracts. Perform duties inherent to these positions such as but not limited to preparation of statements of work, chairing source selection panels (as required), preparing paperwork for contract implementation, monitoring contract progress and critiquing contractor work.
    • Help arrange for expert panels and public meetings, assist in the preparation of Federal Register notices, and other tasks as required.

    • Collaborate with and maintain professional and technical contacts with others in the highway safety and economic community for the exchange of information. Keep abreast of new developments in related fields (e.g. data collection, transportation statistics, and motor carrier economics). Represent FMCSA at meetings, briefings, and conferences as designated by management.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position requires occasional travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

    Who May Apply

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    Applications accepted from all U.S. Citizens

     

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