Job Title: Research Agricultural Economist
Organisation: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Closing Date: 30 September 2020
Salary: $77,501 to $100,756 per year
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? No
The positions may be located in either the Food Economics Division, Market & Trade Economics Division, or Resource & Rural Economics Division in ERS. We are seeking Economists with responsibility for carrying out complex economic research & analysis programs that include formulating research plans, developing methodology, determining data needs, & defining resources. Strong research & writing skills, & the ability to relay results to both lay & professional audiences are essential.
Role and Responsibilities
Duties will vary depending on the mission of the division in which the incumbent works. Major duties may include, but are not limited to:
Applying economic, econometric, and statistical principles and concepts to conduct high quality research and analysis; and improve the quality, and enhance the analytical usefulness of data;
Providing advice and guidance to Agency and external colleagues to ensure application of sound economic principles and the use of effective quantitative and research methods;
Serving as a technical expert on research and program development activities within the Agency, with other agencies, and research institutions;
Conducting research involving theoretical and empirical issues of concern to Agency programs, including research that often involves investigation and experimentation into unexplored areas using state of the art techniques; and
Communicating difficult concepts and findings in both verbal and written forms to officials responsible for public policy.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
A) A bachelor's (or higher) degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus; OR B) combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A) above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience includes applying advanced economic research methodologies and quantitative analysis techniques to the conduct of complex economic research, analysis and outlook relevant to agriculture, food, natural resources, and/or rural development; OR EDUCATION: Applicants must have completed (or expect to complete within 9 months) a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in agricultural economics or related discipline. Education and experience may be combined to meet the total experience requirement.
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