Wednesday, August 30, 2006

EPA Climate Change related jobs

this is a posting that I overlooked in my e-mail several weeks ago:

07/31/06

Please find below an informational announcement regarding two job
openings in EPA's Climate Economics Branch, Climate Change Division. See
below for contact details regarding this announcement.

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Openings in EPA’s Climate Economics Branch
Climate Change Division, Office of Air & Radiation

EPA is hiring for the following two positions:
(1) Energy Economist
(2) Climate Mitigation Specialist


For these positions, the salary range is from GS-9 to GS-13 ($44,856 to
$100,554), dependent upon qualifications. If interested please, e-mail
a cover letter and resume to the following contact:


Marian Smoak
USEPA (6207J)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
E-mail: smoak.marian@epa.gov
Fax: (202) 343-2359

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

This invitation for resumes is an opportunity for you to introduce
yourself to us. It is not an official job application process. All job
openings will be announced in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s
EZ-hire website (http://www.epa.gov/ezhire). EPA is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Selection for these positions will be based
solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender,
national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation,
marital or family status, or any other non-merit factors. U.S.
citizenship is required.

Climate Economics Branch

These positions are in the Climate Economics Branch (CEB), which is
responsible for conducting analyses of the economic effects of
greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and carbon sequestration,
including areas such as capital turn-over and technological diffusion.
In addition, the Branch is responsible for long-term scenarios,
including GHGs, land-use change, carbon sequestration, and integrated
assessment.

The CEB also is responsible for providing analytical rigor to policy
analysis concerning efforts that support the U.S. Administration’s goals
of cost-effectively reducing the GHG intensity of the U.S. economy.
The CEB develops strategies and analytical tools to address a variety of
types of climate change policies and initiates economic research to
advance the state of knowledge of climate change economics.

(1) Energy Economist Position and Qualifications

The economist will assess climate change mitigation policy options,
particularly in the U.S. energy sector. The incumbent's time will be
spent collaboratively developing and using large- scale economic models
that assess the economic impacts of GHG mitigation measures. As the
focus of this position is the use of large-scale economic modeling to
conduct research and analysis, previous experience with economic
modeling is preferable.

The incumbent should be a self-motivated analyst capable of contributing
to the design of a research program that meets the analytical needs of
the EPA. Strong communication skills are necessary to facilitate
interactions with other economists, stakeholders, and contractors.
Excellent writing skills are required to communicate the results of
research and analysis. The applicant will be required to work in a
team and multi-disciplinary setting. The incumbent should expect to
engage with and contribute to the climate economics community through
participation at conferences and the publication of peer-reviewed
papers.

Successful candidates must have a strong background in economics and
quantitative analysis, and should be familiar with climate change
science and policy. The ideal candidate should have an advanced degree
(PhD preferred) in economics or engineering, with significant exposure
to environmental and energy economics, and public policy. Understanding
of quantitative skills such as mathematical programming, econometrics,
and statistics is required.

(2) Climate Mitigation Specialist Position and Qualifications

An important function of CEB is to provide analytical rigor to policy
decisions concerning efforts to reduce emissions of methane and other
non-CO2 gases in support of the U.S. Administration’s programs that help
industry reduce GHG emissions efficiently. The new Climate Mitigation
Specialist will focus primarily on developing mitigation cost analyses
for various GHG reduction technologies, and on studying the implications
of voluntary and market-based approaches for meeting reduction goals.

Successful candidates must have a strong background in economics,
finance, and quantitative analysis, and should be familiar with climate
change science and policy. Ideal candidates will have a Masters degree
in economics, engineering, public policy, or a related discipline, and
will have strong quantitative and analytical skills, including the use
of advanced spreadsheets and databases. Working knowledge of
international, project, and environmental economics is a plus.

Both positions require a strong commitment to environmental protection,
excellent writing skills, a high energy level, and project management
experience. Domestic and international travel may be required.

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