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    The Department of Energy is seeking motivated and highly-qualified candidates for exciting positions available in multiple locations throughout the United States.

    The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

    To learn more about the Department of Energy, please visit the website at www.energy.gov

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    This series covers positions that manage, supervise, lead, or perform scientific work or provide professional consultation in applying quantitative or qualitative analysis of adversarial economic systems and organizations of larger projects pertaining to the energy sector or to a sub-sector of it.  Assignments involve the initiation, formulation, planning, execution and control of economic analysis or continuing projects; require the modification and adaption of a variety of methods or the development of new research techniques and procedures. 

    As an Economist, at minimum you may:

    • Conceive, plan, formulate, originate, initiate, execute, coordinate, develop, design, perform and document a broad range of economic analyses and research assignments involving current and projected pricing, production, supply, distribution patterns, and other conditions and problems pertaining to Energy and bring such studies to meaningful conclusions.
    • Evaluate impact of new technologies, systems, policies, and international market forces. Documents study purposes, methods, assumptions, and conclusions, and briefs high-level officials. Acquires thorough parametric knowledge of subjects to perform sound, authoritative economic analyses.
    • Obtain, compile, organize, and analyze economic data. Select critical elements of real world systems for inclusion in models and applies economical techniques in innovative ways.
    • Monitor and conduct special studies important to agency decision makers. Analyze in innovative ways, the effects of different policies and advises high level managers of positive and negative effects of the different policies and policy options.
    • Generate ideas for new programs, policies, studies and approaches in assigned subject areas. Brief study sponsors and high level officials on findings and conclusions of studies, and on relationships of conclusions to existing and proposed policies and policy options. Apply extensive knowledge of issues, problems, and subjects studies to assure results reflect real world environments.
    • May serve as a project leader, assuming responsibility for the development of project planning, coordination of overall team efforts, and maintaining appropriate lines of communication. Initiate, formulate, plan, and execute analytic research projects and researches the quality of methodologies and measures pertaining to the assessment of the subject matter being studied. Projects include specification of research questions, selection of databases or other software appropriate to the problem, development of a plan of analysis incorporating advanced statistics, execution of the analysis, and interpretation and dissemination of the findings.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required, however, dependent upon the program office some positions may require a higher percentage of travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    15 - Vacancies filled under this public notice may have varying levels of promotion potential and supervisory level, if any.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/590348900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.