Below are brief descriptions of the economist and environmental science positions for which NCEE typically recruits. NCEE is EPA's center of expertise for cutting-edge research and analysis in environmental economics. Information on open positions are routinely announced on our email service. Economist positions are usually also listed at the Job Openings for Economists website. You can find out more about our formal application process, which is established under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
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Occasionally, NCEE has management position openings. Though such positions may also fall under the one of the other job titles below, to highlight the management or supervisory nature of the position, information on any open positions is available on our Current Management Openings page.
NCEE typically recruits economists at the ASSA and AAEA annual meetings. NCEE also considers applications for two-year research assistant positions. Applicants should have an M.S. or Ph.D. in economics, or anticipate defending before employment would begin. Benefit-cost analysis skills and research experience in environmental, natural resource, agricultural or related applied microeconomics fields are required. Open research and policy analysis subjects include: direct and indirect methods of valuing benefits to human health and ecological services; costs of regulatory compliance; and information-based and economic-incentive programs. Salaries are competitive. U.S. citizenship is required. EPA is an equal opportunity employer. Information on any open positions is available on our Current Economist Openings page.
Environmental Science Positions
NCEE conducts original research in environmental economics and supporting and related scientific fields to inform policy development at EPA. NCEE scientists provide information on environmental and systems modeling to support decision-making, participate in regulatory development activities, and develop and evaluate environmental policy options. Often such modeling supports more rigorous and scientifically-grounded economic analysis of benefits, co-benefits, and costs. Examples of scientific, policy-related work performed at NCEE include: a national evaluation of public health risks from ambient air toxics; America's Children and the Environment, EPA's report on indicators of children's environmental health; bioeconomic modeling for benefits analysis; papers on particular aspects of human health risk assessment; and a detailed course on the effects of reactive nitrogen in the environment. NCEE staff have published their work in journals across many disciplines, including The Lancet, Environmental Health Perspectives, Risk Analysis, Environmental Research, Environmental Science and Technology, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. EPA is an equal opportunity employer. Information on any open positions is available on our Current Environmental Science Openings page.