JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Department of Defense

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Office of the Secretary of Defense
Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111462979
Date Posted: 09/01/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
H -- Public Economics
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Cost Assessment and Program Analysis Directorate, within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, conducts analyses for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on resource and economic issues affecting defense programs, plans, and budgets. We seek candidates who have completed or are nearing completion of a Ph.D. in economics for analyst positions. Duties include data and policy analysis with applications to health, labor, resource, and fiscal economics within the U.S. Department of Defense.

Our analysts enjoy: challenging work; superior total compensation packages; an exceptional work environment; travel, training, and development opportunities; a multitude of on-site amenities; and opportunities to present at academic conferences.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. An equal opportunity employer.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 11/15/2019
Reference Instructions:
Send letters of reference by November 15 via email to:

with "Economist Application" in the subject line.
Application Instructions:
We will interview at the January AEA meetings. To apply, visit and click on the “Employment” tab for instructions on application requirements and submission instructions. Interested candidates must apply by November 15.