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Chief Economist

Company: ERT
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Position Description

Will provide support and develop approaches for conducting economic analyses; assess socio-economic impacts; compile and analyze economic statistics; evaluate economic databases; provide input on high-profile economic data; develop and consult on research plans/projects; develop indicators and performance measures; and report on analyses. Will work with NOAA to advance strategies to develop a portfolio-wide approach to economic impact and return on investment analyses of Portfolio. Will provide technical expertise for successful economic analysis of customer's research, products and services. Will provide technical expertise to assess the feasibility of economic analyses, carry them out and effectively communicate results and uncertainties. Additional duties include:

  • Create a strategic approach to valuing NOAA customer's research, products and services within the context of a broader, long-term approach for valuing customer's R&D enterprise.
  • Provide preliminary assessment to help guide the development of high-quality economic impact and return on investment analyses.
  • Develop conceptual framework for carrying out economic impact and return on investment analyses for NOAA products, and services - analyses that can be used for reliable, consistent reporting over time and be integrated into NOAA's research enterprise.
  • Carry out pilot valuation projects that implement the conceptual framework.
  • Develop market research approach to related products and services from applied research developed by the NOAA customer's Portfolio.
  • Draft work plan including an overview of the proposed method, uncertainty associated with this method, data requirements, dependencies, estimated costs, timeline, milestone, and deliverables.
  • Coordinate, collaborate and facilitate data collections and preliminary results with the team.

Required Skills

10+ years of experience researching and developing a wide range of economic analyses, such as cost-benefit, cost effectiveness, valuation of ecosystem services, and value chain approach. Experience which includes the following: conducting research on economic phenomena, analyzing economic data, modeling economic systems, conducting market analyses, compiling databases and preparing interpretive reports. Background related to microeconomics, macroeconomics, behavioral economics and econometrics (or statistical analysis in general) required. Strong quantitative, communication, including verbal and written, organizational and analytical skills required.

Desired

  • Experience in developing cost-benefit and return on investment analyses.
  • Experience with market research approach and strategies.
  • Experience in valuing market and non-market resources and services.
  • Experience working on interdisciplinary teams.
  • Previous experience leading teams.

Education

MS in Economics.

Keywords: ERT, Silver Spring , Chief Economist, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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