Deadline 11/19; Federal Communications Commission, Economics Research Assistant

Economics Research Assistant
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking detail-oriented candidates with a microeconomics or industrial organization economics background for positions as economics research assistants.

The Commission’s responsibilities include regulation of radio and television stations, shared jurisdiction over cable television service, regulation of commercial mobile radio services (e.g., mobile voice and data services) and public safety services at the state and local level, licensing communications satellites, and regulation of interstate wireline telecommunications services.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in multi-disciplinary teams to integrate technology management and competition principles with the close study of technological, economic, and marketplace developments relevant to the wireline and wireless communications industry and the electronic media sector.
The candidate will have an interest in data-driven policy work, as well as possess excellent programming skills (e.g., STATA, SAS, R, GIS software) and good word processing and spreadsheet skills.
(A degree in economics is not required, provided the candidate has relevant course work in economics and statistics; a demonstrated interest in public policy analysis is also useful.)

Working with senior economists and other bureau/office staff, the incumbent of this position will assist with performing complex studies, investigations, and other special projects in the analysis and interpretation of statistical and economic data.
New college graduates begin at the GS-5 or GS-7 salary level, depending on qualifications. Candidates must be US citizens. Further information about the Federal Communications Commission is available at

The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the commission is the United States’ primary authority for communications laws, regulation and technological innovation.


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