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VOLPE Job Opening - Economists

VOLPE Job Opening - Economists


We have exciting career opportunities for talented professionals interested in joining our Economic and Industry Analysis division at the Volpe Center located in Kendall Square, Cambridge As part of our technical team, you will support consulting projects that assist our clients in the development and use of decision support tools, and in the analysis of policy and program options for transportation systems. You will work with several teams contributing to major projects and lead other smaller projects.

Our work in interesting, challenging and contributes to the public good. For instance, we model the effects of policy options to improve fuel efficiency; use cost benefit analysis to recommend how much Congress should budget for highway improvements; and work with engineers to evaluate high-speed rail options; among other exciting projects.

These are great opportunities for new professionals with strong quantitative background in economic data analysis who excel in an entrepreneurial and collaborative environment. You must have superb problem-solving, communication and presentation skills. Experience or interest in transportation is a plus.

To complete your on-line application visit Transcripts are required (instructions on how to submit transcripts are listed in the How to Apply tab on the official announcement. Writing samples will be required of all applicants identified as best qualified for the job). Annual salary range: $62,758- $97.787. We will review applications and contact candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis through November 1, 2010 (application deadline). Questions:


The John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) is an innovative, fee-for-service organization within the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT). We work primarily for DOT, as well as other federal agencies and state, local, and international entities by providing comprehensive technical, analytical, and institutional support in the development and improvement of transportation and logistics systems.

When you work at the Volpe Center you work with people like you: talented professionals who enjoy putting their expertise to work in the service of others and resolving real-world transportation problems. We are located in offer competitive benefits and a flexible and family-friendly work environment.

Visit our website Volpe Center | USDOT to learn more about us. (EEO/AA)

August 16, 2010

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