JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

USDA/ Economic Research Service (ERS)

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Resource and Rural Economics Division (RRED)
Rural Economy Branch
Chief of Rural Economy Branch

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466979
Date Posted: 06/24/2021
Date Inactive: 07/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Chief of Rural Economy Branch
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: R0 -- General
Rural Economics
Agricultural Economics
Salary Range: $129,382 - $168,196
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Chief, Rural Economy Branch, Resource and Rural Economics Division (RRED) –
The Economic Research Service of USDA is seeking highly-qualified candidates with a background in economics or related social science discipline to apply for Chief of the Rural Economy Branch (REB) within the Resource and Rural Economics Division. REB addresses conducts high quality research on the factors that drive rural economic growth and change in the U.S., as well as the economic and demographic forces that shape the well-being of rural households. Branch researchers develop indicators of well-being, including measures of employment, income, poverty, and education; and examine the implications of the geographic diversity of economic and social conditions for rural development policy. Major topic areas include rural business and industry, rural and farm labor, population and demographic change, and household well-being, including income, poverty, and health. As Branch Chief, you will manage a high-performing team of fourteen economists and other social scientists; lead the development of the ERS rural research and data program by identifying promising areas of research and related activities, products, and publications; and represent the Branch within USDA and beyond. For information on open USDA/ERS positions and how to apply, please visit

Application Requirements:
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Application deadline: 01/31/2022
Application Instructions:
Closing date for application to the position is June 29, 2021. The job announcement links on USAJOBS are: Supervisory Agricultural Economist and Supervisory Social Scientist

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