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    Summary

    This position is located in the Department of Energy, Office of African and Middle Eastern Affairs with responsibilities of covering Africa and the Middle East and functional responsibilities for monitoring and analyzing world energy markets. This office pursues energy security goals by working with partner governments to develop strategies and policies to encourage supply diversity, to promote competitive markets, and to encourage innovation in meeting goals.

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    Responsibilities

    THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 50 APPLICANTS AND MAY CLOSE BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IF THAT LIMIT IS REACHED.

    As a GS-11 full performance International Economist, you will:

    • Plan and prepare analysis of international energy data using standard professional techniques and practices, including by identifying factors affecting the movement and distribution of energy resources, such as crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas, coal, alternative energy technologies, etc., and present the results of such analysis using clear, understandable forms, such as charts, graphs, and written reports.
    • Develop and maintain working professional relationships with representatives of foreign governments, industrial partners, public-sector entities, and other organizations in Africa and the Middle East.
    • Plan and prepare interpretive reports, papers and memoranda on trends in international energy markets affecting the energy and national security of the United States and countries of Africa and the Middle East. Highlight insights into the operations of international energy markets and the structure of international energy movements. Present these interpretations to the Director, Deputy, and others in oral and written forms. 
    • Design and carry out projects to collect economic data related to international energy issues from primary and secondary sources, following guidance from the Office Director ("Director") and Deputy Office Director ("Deputy"). Ensure technical reasonableness and quality of data according to clear, exacting standards. Contribute timely economic data as part of larger, complex Office projects.
    • Assist the Director and Deputy in representation of DOE in international forums, inter-agency discussions, and other outside engagements. Develop and maintain working professional relationships with representatives of foreign governments, industrial partners, public-sector entities, and other organizations in Africa and the Middle East.
    • Use knowledge of international energy trade and investment policies, uses, types and political concerns, initiate and perform research and analysis of the factors and institutions affecting international energy markets, including trade barriers, national and international law, infrastructure, climatic conditions, geopolitical, and geographic/historic/cultural considerations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel may be required 25% of the time.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11 - There is no promotion potential beyond the GS-11 grade level for this position.

  • 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/552963100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.