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Join Our Team

Join our team of professionals who provide comprehensive, reliable energy data, analysis, and forecasts to industry, government, media, academia, and the American public. Our work promotes sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

We are searching for candidates who qualify as statisticians, mathematical statisticians, economists, and general engineers. Although we prefer degrees in mathematics, statistics, economics, operations research, and engineering for entry-level positions, degrees in social sciences or business may qualify as well, especially if you have an emphasis on statistical data gathering and analysis. We also are looking for graduates who have taken courses in regression and linear modeling, in exploratory data analysis, and in econometrics.

Beyond the technical qualifications, we seek intelligent, flexible, and motivated employees who have good team skills and who like to think critically, innovate, and solve problems. Effective writing skills are also a definite plus.

You must be a U.S. citizen.

Current Openings

Job openings EIA team/office About the work
Math Statistician, GS 11-13
Survey Statistician, GS 11-13
Economist, GS 11-13
Office of Survey Operations Manage data collection for more than 50 surveys on fuels, including petroleum, uranium and nuclear fuels, natural gas, electricity and renewables; manage the frames using major databases and knowledge of energy systems; understand the entire population from which the samples are drawn and screen out entities that don’t belong in the frame
Math Statistician, GS 11-13
Survey Statistician, GS 11-13
Economist, GS 11-13
Office of Energy Production, Conversion & Delivery  Process data from surveys into tables and reports that can be used by modelers, policy makers, industry, and the public; use full knowledge of energy systems and economy to process data from surveys
Math Statistician, GS 11-13 Office of Statistical Methods & Research Research and develop statistical methodologies for sample design, estimation, variance estimation, edits, treatments of non-response, and disclosure analyses. Develop data science techniques for frame constructions and record linkages, and evaluate administrative and third party data for augmenting EIA surveys. Build expertise in one or more specialized areas of statistics by participating in research conferences, workshops, and professional activities.
Math Statistician, GS 11-13
Survey Statistician, GS 11-13
Economist, GS 11-13
Office of Energy Demand & Integrated Statistics Conduct the Residential Energy Consumption Survey, which measures energy demand in homes, giving policymakers and utilities state-level insight into how energy is used within households; conduct the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey, the country’s largest and most comprehensive assessment of energy use in commercial buildings
Economist, GS 11-13 Petroleum & Liquid Fuels Markets Team Analyze petroleum markets and contribute to reports and articles describing the analyses; contribute to short-term modeling of petroleum markets by enhancing model equations and methodologies, as well as generating and evaluating forecasts. 
Economist, GS 11-13 Petroleum & Liquid Fuels Markets Team Develop, maintain, and enhance models for forecasting oil prices and global oil consumption; contribute to developing short-term forecasts for oil prices and global oil consumption
Economist, GS 11-13 Electricity Coal, Nuclear, and Renewables Markets Team Perform short-term modeling of coal supply by enhancing model equations and methodologies, generating and evaluating forecasts, and writing reports related to the forecast  
Economist, GS 14 Electricity Coal, Nuclear, and Renewables Markets Team As a senior economist, provide technical leadership in developing the international electricity markets component of the Quarterly Electricity Markets Review, especially the analysis on the comparative impacts of electric power sector de-carbonization policies
Economist, GS 11-13
General Engineer, GS 11-13
Math Statistician, GS 11-13
Short-Term Integrated Products Team, Long-Term Integrated Products Team As an integration modeler, build the framework on which other teams attach their subject matter modules (60% technical, 30% communication, and 10% assorted tasks)
Economist, GS 11-13 Macroeconomics and Emissions Team As a macroeconomist, incorporate the IHS and Oxford economic forecasts into our modeling systems (National Energy Modeling System, World Energy Projection System, Short-Term Energy Outlook) (PhD preferred)
Economist, GS 11-13
General Engineer, GS 11-13
Math Statistician, GS 11-13
Macroeconomics and Emissions Team As an emissions analyst and modeler, incorporate domestic and international emissions policies into EIA’s suite of models
Economist, GS 11-14 International Energy Analysis Team As a regional energy analyst, focus on energy markets, issues, and geopolitics of a specific geographic region, with a special focus on international petroleum supply
Math Statistician, GS 11-13
Economist, GS 11-13
International Energy Analysis Team As a fuel data analyst, focus on specific fuels and gather international fuel-specific energy data to be published in the International Energy Statistics database
Economist, GS 11-13 Short-Term Integrated Products Team As a Today in Energy coordinator, work with authors from across EIA to develop short analytical articles describing an emerging trend in energy markets
Economist, GS 11-14
General Engineer, GS 11-14
Math Statistician, GS 11-14
Electricity, Coal, and Renewables Modeling Team Develop models of the electric power system, including natural gas and coal supply characteristics, as well as grid integration of renewable energy; possess general knowledge of advanced optimization techniques; (optional) possess applied knowledge of optimization packages such as AIMMS or GAMS 
Economist, GS 14
Math Statistician, GS 14
General Engineer, GS 14
Petroleum & Natural Gas Modeling Team As Lead Modeler for the Oil & Gas Supply Module (OGSM), support the models, mentor modelers on the team, acquire training in appropriate programming languages, and lead modeling activities for EIA’s energy outlooks (Our data processing is being adapted to Python, and our models are LPs and econometric analyses written in AIMMS, GAMS, or Fortran)
Economist, GS 14
Math Statistician, GS 14
General Engineer, GS 14
Petroleum & Natural Gas Modeling Team As Lead Modeler for the Liquid Fuels Market Module (LFMM), mentor modelers on the team, acquire training in appropriate programming languages, lead modeling activities for EIA’s energy outlooks, and serve as a subject matter expert for EIA in liquid fuels and refining markets (The module is written in GAMS with pre-processing routines in Python and integration with other modules in Fortran)
Math Statistician, GS 11-13
Survey Statistician, GS 11-13
Economist, GS 11-13
Engineer, GS 11-13
Office of Energy Analysis Formulate and implement models that can answer questions on deep decarbonization, uncertainty modeling, and resilience to shocks of the energy system
Economist, GS 11-13
Math Statistician, GS 11-13
General Engineer, GS-11-13
Energy Consumption & Efficiency Modeling Team Develop, maintain, and enhance transportation demand models in support of EIA’s long-term energy outlooks and transportation-related analyses; possess general knowledge of processing and analysis techniques for large data sets; languages currently used for modules and data processing/analysis include Fortran, Python, R.
Economist, GS 14
Math Statistician, GS 14
General Engineer, GS 14
Energy Consumption & Efficiency Modeling Team As a Lead Industrial Demand Modeler for EIA’s domestic and international long-term modeling activities, the candidate will lead modeling and model development efforts to support EIA’s industrial demand models, mentor modelers on the team, maintain skills and acquire training for the appropriate programming languages, and lead long-term industrial demand-related modeling activities in support of EIA’s long term energy outlooks.
Economist, GS 14
Math Statistician, GS 14
General Engineer, GS 14
Energy Consumption & Efficiency Modeling Team As a Lead Transportation Demand Modeler for EIA’s domestic and international long-term modeling activities, the candidate will lead modeling and model development efforts to support EIA’s transportation demand models, mentor modelers on the team, maintain skills and acquire training for the appropriate programming languages, and lead long-term transportation-related modeling activities in support of EIA’s long term energy outlooks.
Math Statistician, GS 15
Statistician, GS 15
Economist, GS 15
Petroleum Marketing & Downsstream Natural Gas Team Team Lead responsible for producing the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR), weekly Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update, weekly Heating Oil & Propane Update (SHOPP), and additional monthly and annual reports.  Team leads have a key role in the OES Strategic Plan, developing new programs in OES, and expanding our data science work in products. Required to be located in the National Capital Region and the incumbents will be on a 50-99% telework agreement.
Math Statistician, GS 15
Statistician, GS 15
Economist, GS 15
Electricity, Coal, & Renewables Product Development & Programs Team  Team Lead responsible for producing the Hourly Electric Grid Monitor (EIA-930), weekly and monthly coal reports, Monthly Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Report, significant parts of the Electric Power Monthly, and more.  Team leads have a key role in the OES Strategic Plan, developing new programs in OES, and expanding our data science work in products. Required to be located in the National Capital Region and the incumbents will be on a 50-99% telework agreement.

How to Apply

GS 11 – GS 14 positions (Remote and non-supervisory)
Hiring announcements are designated as “remote”:

Economist – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/700077300
General Engineer – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/699715900
Mathematical Statistician – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/700074600
Statistician – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/700063700

GS 15 (National Capital Region and supervisory)
Hiring announcements are designated as “non-remote”; applicants should select Washington D.C as the location:

Economist – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/700077500
Mathematical Statistician – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/700075900
Statistician – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/700058600

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