NOA1791 Environmental/Natural Resource Economist

I.M. Systems Group Inc. seeks an economist to conduct natural resource damage assessments.


Date posted

Feb. 1, 2018 12:00 am

Application deadline

Mar. 31, 2018 12:00 am


I.M. Systems Group Inc.


  • United States

Job description

NOA1791 Environmental/Natural Resource Economist

US-MD-Silver Springs


I.M. Systems Group Inc., (, a contractor to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), seeks an economist to conduct natural resource damage assessments for oil spills and hazardous waste sites.  This individual will work with NOAA’s Assessment and Restoration Division under the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP- in the areas of economics for damage assessments, methods development, and technical support for policy initiatives.  This position is located in NOAA’s Silver Spring, Maryland offices.   


The Assessment and Restoration Division’s mission is to protect and restore coastal and marine resources injured by the release of oil or hazardous substances or direct physical impacts such as vessel groundings.  Responsibilities of the incumbent will include: conducting economic assessments to determine the appropriate type and scale of restoration to compensate the public for natural resource injuries; working as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists and attorneys on natural resource damage assessment cases; providing technical support to the NOAA Office of General Counsel and the Department of Justice in natural resource damage litigation; managing research conducted by academic experts and consulting firms; and developing improved, cost-effective methods and procedures for conducting natural resource damage assessments.   



  • Employee shall provide technical support for the successful design and conduct of natural resource damage assessments.
  • Employee shall conduct economic research and evaluate alternative damage assessment methods.  Methods will focus on scaling the level of restoration necessary to compensate the public and the environment for natural resource injuries.
  • Employee shall maximize contributions to the office by enhancing personal professional development via identifying and seeking appropriate training and participation in professional meetings.


  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in economics, preferably in one of more of the following sub-disciplines: environmental, natural resource, or agricultural economics; or environmental policy with an emphasis in quantitative economic analysis. 
  • Strong verbal and writing skills.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated, energetic, strategic thinker
  • US Citizenship required.

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