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    The candidate in this position is an Economist in the Office of Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation in the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. The Office of Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation directs a multifaceted program of economic, engineering and market studies that assess the potential impacts of NHTSA's rulemaking proposals. Most rulemaking proposals involve determinations of the economic, market, and safety impacts that would result from the proposals.

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    As an Economist, you will:

    • Serve as an economist within the Regulatory Analysis Division of the Office of Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation.
    • Advise the Division Chief and Office Director on the impacts of proposals. In developing recommendations , the incumbent may be required to assess the proposal's impact on: consumers, consumer welfare, vehicle miles travelled , retail price changes and accompanying automobile or parts sales, competitive impacts on individual automobile manufacturers; compatibility with other safety, fuel economy, emissions, or consumer rules.
    • Develop both major and non-major regulatory analyses with close coordination and cooperation with the other offices of NHTSA, including Rulemaking, Enforcement, Research, the Chief Counsel's Offices, and Volpe acting as a contractor. Differences in courses of action are discussed and resolved whenever possible with these offices prior to taking recommendations to the Division Chief.
    • Coordinate with other agencies or departments such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration may also be required. Major regulations, as defined in Executive Order 12866, are coordinated with the Office of Management and Budget.
    • Maintain familiarity with NHTSA policies and objectives, current and planned programs and regulations. The candidate also maintains familiarity with the latest developments in the areas of automobile industry designs and manufacturing techniques, application of new materials and the resulting impact on vehicle safety and fuel economy, and relevant studies conducted by other government agencies.

    The ideal candidate for this position possesses a sound background in economics and statistics. They would have experience in analyzing the costs and benefits of regulations or other proposals that materially impact society, or experience with analytical challenges of similar complexity. They would have excellent analytical and writing skills and be capable of creative thinking to develop methods to address varied analytical challenges. NHTSA is looking for someone who is highly motivated, who can facilitate processes, and who can communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, at all levels of the organization.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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