October 04, 2006
Energy Economist position at EPA
Energy Economist position at EPA
Office of Air & Radiation, Office of Atmospheric Programs
Climate Change Division
The Climate Change Division (CCD) is responsible for developing the official U.S. inventory of greenhouse gases (GHGs); conducting economic analyses of the mitigation of GHGs; assessing long-term projections of climate change, including potential impacts to human health and the environment; and coordinating domestic and international policies relating to climate change.
U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED. The salary range of GS-12 to GS-13
($65,048 - $100,554), dependent upon qualifications. If interested
please, e-mail a cover letter and resume to the following contact:
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
No Phone Calls Please
This invitation for resumes is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to us. It is not an official job application process. The formal application is on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's EZ-hire website. Listing # HQ-OAR-DE-2006-0051.
EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for these positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or any other non-merit factors.
Climate Economics Branch
This position is in the Climate Economics Branch (CEB), which is responsible for designing and implementing projects related to assessing greenhouse gas (GHG) scenarios, land-use change, carbon sequestration, and integrated assessment. In addition, the Branch is responsible for conducting analyses of the economic effects of greenhouse gas emission reductions and carbon sequestration, including areas such as greenhouse gas intensity, capital turn-over, and technological diffusion.
The CEB is responsible for informing climate policy makers regarding the economic implications of policies to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of the U.S. economy. The CEB also provides analytical rigor to policy analysis concerning efforts to reduce GHG emissions in support of the U.S. Administration's programs that help industry reduce GHG emissions efficiently. The CEB develops strategies and analytical tools to address a variety of types of climate change policies, and initiates basic economic research to advance the state of knowledge of climate change economics.
Energy Economist Position and Qualifications
This position is for an economist who can contribute to assessing climate change mitigation policy options, particularly in the U.S.
energy sector. Most of the incumbent's time will be spent managing and overseeing the development and use of large scale computable general equilibrium models. These are economic models that assess the impacts of greenhouse gas mitigation measures. As the focus of this position is the use of large-scale economic modeling to conduct research and analysis, some previous exposure to economic modeling would be preferable.
The incumbent should be a self-motivated analyst capable of contributing to the design of a research program that meets the analytical needs of the EPA. Strong communication skills are necessary to facilitate interactions with other economist, stakeholders, and contractors.
Excellent writing skills are required to communicate the results of
research and analysis. The applicant will be required to work in a
team and multi-disciplinary setting.
Successful candidates must have a strong background in economics and quantitative analysis, and should be familiar with climate change science and policy. The ideal candidate should have an advanced degree (PhD preferred) in economics or engineering, with significant exposure to environmental and energy economics, and public policy. Understanding of quantitative skills such mathematical economics, econometrics, and statistics is required. Position requires a strong commitment to environmental protection, excellent writing skills, a high energy level, and project management experience. Domestic and international travel may be required.
Posted by ami at October 4, 2006 10:50 AM