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    This position is located in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Regulation (C-50). The incumbent reports directly to the Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and is responsible for rendering economic assistance principally related to matters relating to DOT’s regulatory activities and functions.

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    As an Economist, you will:

    • Provide support to a program of economic analysis, consulting, and advisory services, and related research and analysis essential to the management and development and review of DOT’s regulatory analysis program.
    • Conduct the full range of economic analyses, and the supporting analyses of other disciplines, required to evaluate and shape recommendations among alternatives for implementing proposed changes to DOT’s comprehensive national and international standards and regulations.
    • Analyze and present assessments of the expected economic impacts of program alternatives on the private sector and government resources.  This would include:  economic analyses of costs and benefits; regulatory flexibility for small business and government entities; information collection burdens; the effect of federal mandates on State, local, and tribal governments that are not funded by the Federal Government; and federalism, which is an economic review of the coexistence of prospective federal standards with existing State and local regimes.
    • Conduct economic studies and analyses to provide technical input on highly complex, unprecedented problems and problems of critical importance, and handles assignments that involve a broad and general area of economic activity, including conducting economic analyses in support of rulemakings.

    The ideal candidate for this position enjoys and excels at applied, data-driven research. Flexibility, creativity, curiosity, and a willingness to take initiative will help to find--or to create--the projects that analyze data using relevant economic methods, such as market assessment, benefit-cost, or other economic analysis, and identifying implications of the findings as they relate to a transportation-related issue. Flexibility to adjust your analyses in your policy conversations with your leadership and others involved will ensure your research is effective in shaping policy choices. Good time-management skills to enable you to juggle inevitably competing and changing demands and priorities in a dynamic economic policy environment.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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