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    This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Strategic Resource Programs, Economics Division, in Sterling, VA.

    Salary Information
    GS-07: $45,972-59,762 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

    NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: Please note that applications will only be accepted from students who will graduate on or before December 31, 2018.

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    The Economics Division includes economists, statisticians, and petroleum engineers who conduct complex economic analysis to address a wide range of public policy issues. The Economics Division provides guidance, analysis, research, and recommendations on economic issues related to BOEM programs for offshore renewable and non-renewable energy. The group interacts with a diverse range of other professionals including marine biologists, geologists, other physical scientists, engineers, and policy analysts.

    The incumbent provides analysis, research, and policy recommendations on a variety of economic topics related to U.S. offshore energy and mineral resource programs, including fiscal term design, lease sale evaluation, regulatory benefit-cost analysis, macroeconomics and socio-economic impacts, and environmental costs. The individual also conducts economic analysis for offshore-related policy development and evaluates proposed legislation. The qualified candidate would be a motivated self-starter able to work both independently and in small teams.

    At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
    1. Prepare supporting analysis of the National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program, including but not limited to, estimates of the social benefits and environmental costs of future oil and gas leasing and the impacts of the program on energy markets in the future.
    2. Prepare regulatory impact analysis and help guide the development of beneficial regulations by assembling data, conducting benefit-cost analysis and analyzing regulatory alternatives.
    3. Prepare analysis and documents relating to oil and gas lease sales.
    4. Perform analysis and modeling to improve forecasts of lease sales and oil and gas revenues and production, including sharing of revenues with State governments; and estimate household income and employment generated for the nation and States by energy production.
    5. Support renewable energy development by preparing recommendations for wind lease auction format and fiscal terms.
    6. Serves as a representative of BOEM and the Economics Division at meetings and conferences.

    This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMCC-19-CC-019(RG) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered for the GS-09 and/or GS-11 grade levels.

    BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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