JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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Economist [Note that this is different from the Labor Economist position at EEOC advertised under JOE ID 2022-02_111469941]

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470084
Date Posted: 09/27/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist [Note that this is different from the Labor Economist position at EEOC advertised under JOE ID 2022-02_111469941]
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
J7 -- Labor Discrimination
Labor Economics
Civil Rights
Law Enforcement
Employment Discrimination
Salary Range: Expected 2023 beginning salary approximately $112k
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Don’t let the generic position title fool you. This is not your typical government Economist position. It is a UNIQUE federal job at the intersection of civil rights law enforcement and microeconomics. Our team of PhD-level Economists within Research and Analytic Services (RAS) at EEOC conduct independent analyses of employer-specific data to objectively assess claims of discrimination in employment and testify as experts in court.

We are looking to expand our cadre of PhD-Economists at RAS. You may be our next colleague(s) to join our dynamic environment that values work-life balance, if you possess the following:

- PhD in Economics (with expertise/experience in labor economics) already awarded or expected by June/July 2023
- Motivation for a career in public service
- Enthusiasm for one’s professional work to have a real-life impact
- Strong data and analytic skills
- Proficiency in STATA, R (programming experience/interest in R-Shiny is a plus), and/or SAS
- Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to present complex technical information to non-technical audiences

For more information, contact us at

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2023
Application Instructions:
Official announcement for the Economist position(s) will be posted on USAJOBS at a later date. For formal consideration, candidates will need to apply through the USAJOBS announcement when it is posted. US citizenship is required. Position(s) are at GS-13 level (expected beginning salary of $112k in 2023), with a promotional potential to GS-14.

Interested candidates seeking informational interviews should submit the following via email to

- Cover letter (please confirm in your cover letter or CV that you have US citizenship)
- CV
- Job market (or another research) paper
- Three letters of recommendation

Bonus points to those candidates who highlight in their cover letter "why federal service" and "why EEOC".

We encourage candidates to send their submissions as early as possible since we will review submissions on a rolling basis. We plan to conduct informational interviews per AEA recommendations (see