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Job Alert: Transportation Economist, US DOT Office of Transportation Policy

The Office of Transportation Policy at U.S. DOT seeks an entry-level transportation economist to join a fast-paced, high-profile office to conduct cutting-edge transportation economic and policy analysis, research, and outreach in priority areas for USDOT, including transportation finance, surface transportation program design, high-speed rail, safety, environment, livability, and freight policy.

This position requires economic research and analysis of current and proposed transportation policies, programs, and regulatory actions and development of recommendations for changes in those policies based upon that analysis. The position also requires drafting testimony, talking points, and speeches, helping to develop budget and legislative proposals, meeting with key transportation stakeholders, and representing the Department at transportation meetings and forums.

Particular areas of focus include analysis of benefits and costs of transportation regulations, infrastructure investments, and programs, analysis of how to achieve the Department’s strategic goals most efficiently, and analysis of economic impacts of DOT policies and programs. Candidates should have strong writing, research, analysis, and communication skills, independent judgment, and the ability to apply economic theory and analysis to developing efficient and practical solutions to policy problems.

These positions are at the GS-9 to GS-12 level ($51,630 – $97,333) with excellent benefits. U.S. citizenship is required.

U.S. DOT is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested individuals should send a resume to Eric Buchanan via email at eric.buchanan@dot.gov to receive additional information on the application process.

About Aimee Custis

Aimee Custis is the Communications Manager at the Coalition for Smarter Growth. A policy wonk by training and a public transportation advocate by profession, she moved to DC in 2008 to learn everything she could about livable communities, transit, and public policy. She has served as both National Vice Chair for Communications and for Membership at Young Professionals in Transportation, and is an editor and contributor at Greater Greater Washington.

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