Economist (FW1580-VA-001)

Falls Church, VA
Falls Church, VA
60.83 Hourly
60.83  Hourly
Monday - Friday, Days
Economist (FW1580-VA-001)
ID: FW1580-VA-001 Location: Falls Church Program: FWS  
Wage/Hr: $60.83 Hours/Week: 40 hrs/week, est. 1920 hours Minimum Age: 55  

The Fish and Wildlife Service Experienced Services Program was established to create a unique partnership to help solve the workforce issues facing government agencies. The Fish and Wildlife ESP connects experienced workers (age 55+) to the Fish and Wildlife Service to provide scientific, technical, and administrative services in support of the Fish and Wildlife Service priority multiple-use related programs and authorities. The experienced workers participating in the Program are referred to as Enrollee and are not employees of FWS or National Experienced Workforce Solutions (NEW Solutions). NEW Solutions is the ESP Non-governmental organization (NGO) responsible for administrative aspects of the Program, and the Enrollees work under Fish and Wildlife Service direction to assist the Agency staff in carrying out the Fish and Wildlife Service mission. Fish and Wildlife Service ESP Enrollees benefit from the opportunity to keep technical skills current, to access new training opportunities, to engage in gainful project-based positions, and to undertake meaningful tasks using their experience and talent to contribute to the environment, the national economy and their own financial security. Background security investigation may be required prior to start date. Location, hours and hourly pay are noted in this position description. FWS ESP positions are meant to provide temporary, project-based support. This position is currently funded for approximately 1920 hours at 40 hours per week. (this is subject to change based on budget and other factors).


Minimum of 20 year(s) of experience in Economics OR BA/BS Degree in Economics

  • Preferred skills:
  • Experience conducting workload study or analysis.
  • Experience with analyzing pricing strategies for services provided, including experience making recommendations to decision-makers on how to cover the costs of services provided relative to the expense of providing the service and the ability to pay.
  • Experience with valuation of non-monetary services preferred
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel

Conduct an economic analysis of the Service's permitting programs, including workload, fee structure, and economic value of permits

  • Design and conduct a workload analysis for Service permitting.    40%
  • Design and analyze permit fee structure, including the Service's costs and the viability for permittees   40%
  • Analyze and document the economic value of Service permits to the American public.   20%

  • Physical requirements: No physical requirements. ?Work is at a desk.
  • Remote work arrangements are available for this position.

NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions' policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.