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    Summary

    This position is located in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Business Center (FBC), Economics and Policy Analysis Division. The Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Mission Area is USDA's focal point for the nation's farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners for farm safety net programs, conservation programs, technical assistance, credit programs, and disaster programs.

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    Responsibilities

    • Developing and conducting comprehensive economic studies, analyses and appraisals that involve supply and demand for a commodity or commodities, budget projections, estimating the impacts of program/policy alternatives.
    • Evaluate and/or analyze legislative alternatives and proposals developed by the Agency, Department, members of Congress or others. Determine the impacts of these proposals on markets, program efficiency, farm income and government costs.
    • Develop analytical forecasting techniques that are relevant to commodity markets for use in projecting supply, demand and price balances as part of USDA?s monthly inter-agency projections process.
    • Prepare program budget estimates for commodities as part of the annual President?s Budget and Mid-Session Review.
    • Advise Agency officials of situations that have an imminent or potential impact on FPAC programs, which includes appropriations, legislative changes, proposed policies, and national and international public and private sector developments.
    • Evaluates and analyzes legislative alternatives and proposals developed by the Agency, Department, members of Congress or others.
    • Determines the impacts of these proposals on agricultural commodity markets, program efficiency, farm income and government costs; and makes recommendations on policies relating to commodity programs.
    • As an economic advisor on agricultural policies and programs, the incumbent supports technical consultation to high-level program officials throughout USDA.
    • Prepare special position papers on a wide variety of agricultural commodity topics, as required by FPAC or USDA officials ? obtaining clearance through appropriate levels of management.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0110 Economist

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551012300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.