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Senior Environmental Economist

Abt Associates
Durham County, North Carolina, US
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Climate Change
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Employment Type
Full time
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Abt Associates Senior Environmental Economist Durham , North Carolina Apply Now
Abt Associates seeks a qualified Senior Economist/Policy Analyst to support research and evaluation, technical assistance, data capture, and digital projects across a range of projects including water resources policy, regulatory analysis, climate, environmental policy and environmental justice and equity projects and programs. The candidate will apply general and specialized knowledge of principles and concepts of social, economic, and fiscal theory and analysis. Candidates should be willing to develop new business and direct and manage the planning, design, and implementation of technical project protocols and procedures. The candidate will serve as the primary client contact and translate client needs and/or objectives into specific deliverables.

Candidates should show experience with state and federal government agencies focused on environmental or natural resource management, such as: EPA, DOT, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Interior and NOAA.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Provide interdisciplinary support to various federal environmental or natural resource agencies such as: EPA, DOT, NOAA, Army Corps of Engineers, and/or Department of Interior.

Ability to provide support to state governments and non-profit organizations and foundations as needed.

Provide one or more of the following: natural resource economics; benefit-cost analysis, regulatory analysis; economic and fiscal impact assessment; social determinants of health; economic modelling; risk assessment and modelling; social science statistics; environmental policy; and policy/guidance development.

May assume a role in proposal efforts by preparing drafts of sections or leading proposal efforts.

Responsible for maintaining subject-matter expertise by publishing in peer-reviewed journals and/or by presenting at annual conferences and meetings.

Identify and recruit peer leaders and actively participate in the development and mentorship of staff.

Using standard economic theory, should contribute to the design of evaluations in a variety of ways, providing expertise on the risks and benefits of various approaches and models.

Using various economic analysis techniques, should bring a substantial toolbox of skills to the task of estimating the impacts of the projects, programs and policies that we evaluate in Abt studies. Arc GIS skills are also desirable.

Experience in project management and demonstrated ability to manage a diverse portfolio of projects.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree + Thirteen years of relevant experience, or PhD + Eight years of relevant experience

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

The position offers an anticipated base salary of approximately $120,888 to $193,420 and may vary by ten percent depending on candidate geographical location. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

The Division of Health and Environment (DHE) is rapidly growing our domestic health and environment portfolios as we expand our footprint in these thriving markets. As we race into the years ahead, we will continue to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients in providing innovative, evidence-driven solutions that contribute to a healthier environment and the health and safety of individuals, families, and communities. We are market leaders in providing policy and regulatory support; advancing public health and clinical epidemiology; providing environmental science, natural resource management, and ecosystem restoration; shaping healthcare policy and health services delivery; responding to mental health and substance use disorders; and studying the criminal justice system. If you want to work in a dynamic and collaborative work environment that fosters professional growth and promotes a culture of innovation, thought leadership, technical excellence, and collaboration, Abt is the right place for you!

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.
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