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    The incumbent serves as a technical expert for issues and concerns regarding specific transportation modes, including data management, analysis, stakeholder inquiries, and regulatory representation; works as an active team member on the development, production, publication and distribution Division's publications, including its open-data visualization platform; and plans, leads, and carries out special projects, to include independent economic research, and AMS staff work.

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    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Serve in a leadership capacity as the division economist responsible for initiating and finalizing economic analyses in support of the division?s mission.
    • Assume full technical responsibility for the interpretation and application of research findings and develops and presents recommendations based on the findings.
    • Serve as a technical expert for agricultural transportation and related economic issues, including analysis, stakeholder inquiries, and regulatory representation, requiring knowledge and application.
    • Lead project teams and works as an active team member in the development, production, publication, and distribution of the Division's publications.
    • Represent the division in dealings with other USDA Agencies or Government Departments, industry representatives, academia, and other organizations for promoting harmonious relations and cooperation.
    • Actively participate in trade shows, seminars, and conferences through participation and presentation of information promoting the activities of the Division and Transportation and Marketing Program.
    • Conduct analyses and studies by defining the problem accurately, gathering information and data from primary and secondary sources, utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis.
    • Provide background, issue, briefing, and various topical economic papers to the Division Director and/or Deputy Director and senior-level policy makers.
    • Utilize state-of-the-art information technology software and systems for assigned projects; develops and maintains a repository of data for use in economic analyses and a library of computer programs.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0110 Economist

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