JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

US Department of Transportation

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Office of Inspector General

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466842
Date Posted: 04/28/2021
Date Inactive: 05/19/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
L -- Industrial Organization
D -- Microeconomics
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
C6 -- Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
R4 -- Transportation Economics
Industrial Organization
Machine Learning
Transportation Economics
Salary Range: $89,178-134,798
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), works within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to promote efficiency and effectiveness, and prevent or stop waste, fraud and abuse in departmental programs. We do this through audits and investigations. OIG also consults with Congress about programs in progress and proposed new laws and regulations. The Inspector General Act of 1978 gives the OIG autonomy to do its work without interference.

This position is located in the DOT-OIG economics group, which produces its own research and consults on work throughout the agency. The group’s analyses have encompassed a wide range of transportation-related topics, including: effects of the tarmac delay rule on airline cancellations, impacts of trucker wait times on commercial motor vehicle crash rates, effects of competition on airline service quality, efficiency of air traffic control towers, and anticompetitive practices in bidding on highway projects. DOT-OIG economists are required to maintain their skills through continuing education and attending economics conferences. In addition, they have published and are encouraged to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 05/19/2021