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    Summary

    You will serve as Branch Chief of the Rural Economy Branch, in the Resource and Rural Economics Division of ERS.

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    Responsibilities

    • Manages a unit of professional economists conducting research and analysis on key issues of importance to U.S. rural development.
    • Manages a number of technically complex projects involving selecting or developing the most appropriate and current research methodologies, often of great complexity, and applying them to extremely complicated economic problems.
    • Analyzes the consequences of public policies that relate to the specialized work of the Branch and provide public and private decision-makers with economic analyses on appropriate subjects.
    • Participates in developing ERS' research program by identifying promising areas of research and related activities, products and publications.
    • Develops program and product plans for the Branch. This includes work plans, hiring staff with appropriate expertise, as well as development and justification of a budget.
    • Serves as the focal point for research and analysis of topics appropriate to the Branch, and representing the Branch within the Department.
    • Serves as the agency's reference point to provide economic advice and counsel relating to the Branch area of responsibility.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0110 Economist

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