JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Forest Service

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Rocky Mountain Research Station
Human Dimensions program
Research Economist or Research Forester

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111471251
Date Posted: 12/29/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist or Research Forester
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
JEL Classifications:
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
C7 -- Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
Q1 -- Agriculture
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
Forest economics
Land management
Carbon sequestration
Wildland fire
Operations research
Ecosystem services
Natural capital
Salary Range: 62,000 - 135,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The U.S. Forest Service is currently outreaching for three research economists positions within the Human Dimensions program at the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS):

• Postdoc in computational economics, urban and community economics, or water economics (Fort Collins, CO). This research program develops mathematical programming models for ecosystem services and natural capital valuation, particularly related to urban sustainability, climate change, and forests’ role in providing municipal drinking water.

• Research Economist/Research Forester to join the Wildfire Risk Management Science (WRMS) Team (Fort Collins, CO or Missoula, MT). WRMS provides a key link between wildland fire science development and the appropriate application of that science, delivering actionable research at the intersection of risk, decision, and systems analysis, operations research and management science, economics, and fire ecology.

• Research Economist/Research Forester focused on climate change mitigation (Fort Collins, CO or Missoula, MT). This research will entail discovery and tools focused on the economic viability of new technologies and management approaches in natural resource management, with an emphasis on the nexus between forest management, climate change, and mitigation.

RMRS scientists work collaboratively across research topics and with experts from local, state, tribal, federal, international, academic, and non-governmental organizations.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2023
Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should their CV to with the subject line “ASSA Candidate”.

These positions will be posted on the federal jobs’ portal in 2023. Those responding to the above email address will be notified of those postings.

Interested candidates can visit the RMRS website at: and the Human Dimensions Program website at: