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    Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life.  In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here

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    This Economist position is located in the Coordination & Analysis Division, Economic Analysis Branch, within Policy, Plans and Engagement (PP&E), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will be part of a team that focuses on TSA rulemakings and policy making, that require economic analysis concepts, methodologies, and theories to develop cost-benefit analyses. Typical assignments include but are not limited to:

    • Conducting research of economic phenomena, analyzing economic data and preparing interpretive reports.
    • Providing assurance that TSA has rulemakings that comply with Presidential Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 to “assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is needed, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits” and “quantify both costs and benefits of harmonizing rules”.
    • Researching and preparing cost-benefit analysis related to the TSA regulatory program.
    • Developing written reports and comments on regulatory impact analysis, and economic burden estimates for the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), and the preamble developed by the TSA Chief Counsel (CC).
    • Developing reports and providing comments on economic impact analysis of transportation security policies, security directives and security amendments, typically to develop cost-benefit analyses.
    • Informing supervisor and other stakeholders on issues regarding the economic assessment or policy analysis.

    The major duties described above reflect the full performance level of this position. Typically, the lower pay band (H Band) performs the same duties but will receive more guidance and training; and/or projects/work assignments may be less complex.

    This position is also being announced through Government Wide procedures under Announcement #HQ-OS-SPIE-19-583588-G. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Government-Wide procedures must apply to both announcements.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535146200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.