JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

United States Department of State

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Office of the Chief Economist
Senior Economist

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_450806
Date Posted: 08/26/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
F -- International Economics
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
O -- Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
International Economics
Salary Range: Salary is competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The U.S. Department of State seeks experienced international economists with an interest in policy to serve as Senior Economist on an appointment up to four years in the Office of Chief Economist in Washington, D.C. The Department of State will consider funding a detail assignment by a successful applicant from another governmental or public institution under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act. The Department would also welcome interest from academics wishing to take a leave of absence from their home institutions.

The incumbent will contribute to analysis of international economic issues that bear on key foreign policy interests, such as global capital flows, emerging market economies, economic sanctions, energy and natural resources, climate change, and trade and investment. The incumbent will also develop and maintain contacts in the policy community, both inside and outside of government.

The successful candidate must be a citizen of the United States and have a Ph.D. in economics or a related field plus at least five years of professional experience; excellent analytical capabilities, especially regarding the theories and principles of international economics; knowledge of research and policy issues such as energy, the environment, and international trade; strong interpersonal, planning and organizational abilities; persuasive oral and written communication skills; and the ability to foster professional relationships with relevant contacts.

The successful applicant will need to obtain a high-level security clearance.
The U.S. Department of State is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Requirements:
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  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 11/03/2014
Reference Instructions:
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Application Instructions:
Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should send vita, at least two letters of reference, transcripts, and one research paper to by November 3rd.