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Aquaculture Economist

ECS Federal

ECS Federal

People & HR
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

ECS is seeking a Senior Economist to work in our Silver Spring, MD (remote) office.

Job Description:

ECS is seeking a part-time, remote Research Associate (Senior Economist) to provide assistance to NOAA Fisheries in measuring the benefits of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) investments. Responsibilities include: 1) utilizing off-the-shelf Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) models with the capacity to output estimated future catches for a significant number of years and that include economic overlays, and 2) comparing Business as Usual (BAU) scenarios with “climate-ready” approaches and calculate the change in the stock’s asset value. These “climate-ready” approaches would focus on areas of significant investment under the IRA. Where stock and/or market conditions are reasonably likely to be influenced by IRA investments, the Economist would estimate a range of benefits stemming from the investments.

Other methods of estimating benefits of IRA investments, such as Benefit/Cost or Cost Efficiency analyses, may be considered as appropriate, and may also be performed as a comparison to an MSE-based approach.

Tasks to be Performed:

  • Coordinate MSE modeling effort. In consultation with NMFS experts, select fisheries to include in analysis, develop implementation plan and collaborate on modeling work.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Implementation plan.
  • Working MSE economic operating model of summer flounder.
  • Beta version of MSE economic model for a second species (TBD).


  • All work may be performed remotely. On-site reporting is not required. The office being supported is located in Silver Spring, MD.

Salary Range: $75hr-$90

General Description of Benefits

Required Skills:

  • 14 years or more of combined relevant education and experience in fisheries economics or related fields.
  • Ability to obtain and retain a Public Trust security clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced degree in economics (PhD) preferred.
  • Familiarity with utilization of Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) in fisheries.

ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, status as a crime victim, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 3800+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.