JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

US Department of Transportation

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Federal Highway Administration
Office of Transportation Policy Studies
Infrastructure Investment Economist

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466553
Date Posted: 02/12/2021
Date Inactive: 07/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Infrastructure Investment Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C0 -- General
D6 -- Welfare Economics
H4 -- Publicly Provided Goods
L9 -- Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities
R4 -- Transportation Economics
Transportation Economist
Infrastructure Economist
Network Economist
Capital Investment Economist
Public Investment
Social Welfare
Salary Range: $93,907 to $122,077
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is seeking to fill a position for an Infrastructure Investment Economist in its Office of Transportation Policy Studies. The Office is an interdisciplinary group of economists and other specialists who conduct research to support the development of transportation policy and legislative initiatives. The Economist will be responsible for independently formulating and conducting economic studies of legislative and policy issues, and leading the development and application of benefit-cost analysis and other policy analysis tools to prepare Congressional reports and research papers. A principal focus is projecting future investment needs for our nation’s transportation infrastructure system.

We are seeking motivated candidates who will thrive in a dynamic work environment, providing strategic vision and leadership in public policy development. Candidates should possess a strong research focus, extensive experience in economic modeling, and ability to work in diverse teams. Candidates must be able to develop and direct procured elements of this research program. Candidates must also be able to effectively communicate program requirements, methods, and results with policy officials outside the economics profession.

The position is located in the Navy Yard area of Washington, DC. The FHWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. US citizenship is required for this position.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2021
Application Instructions:
Interested individuals should send email their resume to the Economic Investment Strategies Team Leader, Ross Crichton, at, who will alert them when the official posting announcement is made on