JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

US Department of Transportation

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Office of Inspector General

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470149
Date Posted: 09/23/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
L -- Industrial Organization
R4 -- Transportation Economics
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
C6 -- Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
Industrial Organization
Transportation Economics
Machine Learning
Salary Range: $89,834 - $138,868 per year
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. Economics group research requires advanced expertise in microeconometrics, and increasingly involves machine learning techniques. DOT-OIG economists are required to continue to develop their skills through continuing education and attending economics conferences. In addition, they have published and are encouraged to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

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.

For more information, and to apply for this position, please use the following link to go to the job posting at USAJOBS:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 11/30/2022