JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Federal Communications Commission

Office of Economics and Analytics

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467553
Date Posted: 09/28/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
A -- General Economics and Teaching
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
General Economics
Applied Microeconomics
Industrial Organization
Applied Econometrics
Policy Analysis
Regulatory Economics
Merger Analysis
Media Regulation
Auction Theory
Salary Range: GS-12 to GS-15, $87,198 to $172,500
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics anticipates openings for economists in 2022. The current team of over 60 economists analyzes the telecommunications and/or electronic media industries to make policy recommendations to the Commission. Working in a collegial team environment with attorneys and engineers, economists apply their analytical and quantitative skills to rulemakings (the creation or dismantling of government regulations), mergers and transactions reviewed by the Commission, and Congressionally mandated reports. Economists also have the opportunity to publish working papers and other independent research related to communications and Commission priorities. In addition, the Office of Economics and Analytics maintains a seminar series. For more information, visit

Economists in all fields of applied microeconomics and industrial organization who communicate well and who enjoy working with a team of economists in an interdisciplinary environment are encouraged to apply. Experience with the telecommunications or media sectors or regulatory policy is not necessary. Completion of a Ph.D. degree by the time of hiring is preferred. The current salary range of GS-12 to GS-15 is $87,198 to $172,500. Starting salary will be based on educational achievements, work experience, and research accomplishments.

We plan to interview qualified candidates in January 2022 virtually.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Job Market Paper
Application deadline: 12/09/2021
Application Instructions:
The deadline for submissions is December 9, 2021. Individuals interested in scheduling an interview should submit a CV, cover letter, job market paper or writing sample, and three letters of reference. Documents should be submitted using the link below. In addition, candidates Must also respond to a USA Jobs FCC vacancy announcement, available at starting in mid-November 2021. All candidates should apply to at least the GS-12 level; experienced candidates should apply to higher GS levels as well. There is no penalty for applying to multiple GS levels. You must submit your CV and transcripts when responding to the USA Jobs FCC vacancy announcement to confirm that you meet the minimum qualifications listed in the announcement. For questions about the application process, contact U.S. citizenship is required. The FCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.