Job Overview


This position may be located in either the Office of Energy Statistics or the Office of Energy Analysis of EIA.  This position is established to provide an expert analyst to perform economic analyses projects pertaining to the Energy sector or to a sub-sector of it.

A successul candidate in this position will conduct studies important to agency decision-makers. Assignments involve unique problems, and require creativity, innovative techniques, advanced research techniques, and consideration of the effects of new and emerging technologies, rapidly changing industry practices, mergers and restructurings, new regulations, and other changes in the world and national economies and markets affecting production, pricing, supply and distribution patterns.


As a Industry Economist, you will:

  1. Develop, design, perform and document a broad range of economic analyses involving current and projected pricing, production, supply and distribution patterns, conditions and problems pertaining to Energy.
  2. Evaluate impacts of new technologies, systems and policies.  Obtain, compiles, organizes and analyse data.
  3. Acquire sufficient parametric knowledge of subjects’ studies to perform cost and economic analyses.  Apply extensive knowledge of issues, problems and subjects studied to assure results reflect real world environments.  Selects critical elements of real world systems for inclusion in models.
  4. Generate ideas for new programs, policies, studies and approaches in assigned subject areas.  Determines optimum sample sizes and sources of data appropriate for studies. 
  5. Analyze in innovative ways the effects of different policies and policy options and advise high level managers of positive and negative effects of the different policies and policy options.
  6. Plan, design, conduct and oversee tests to obtain data.  Monitor, evaluate and coordinates projects and studies carried out under contract.  

Travel Required

  • Not Required