Economist - Trade and Commerce Rulemaking Support

  • Ocean Associates inc.
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Jul 13, 2022
Full time Compliance

Job Description

Ocean Associates Inc. (OAI) is seeking applicants for a full-time position to provide support for general rulemaking processes to the NOAA/NMFS Office of International Affairs, Trade, and Commerce’s, Trade and Commerce Division. OAI is a Virginia corporation established in 2003 that provides consulting and technical services to the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and the private sector. We specialize in scientific program and project management, strategic planning, professional and technical services and stakeholder engagement, supporting government contracts.

Description: Provide economic data analysis, information dissemination and data improvement for the Trade and Commerce Division.


Support services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide data entry and QA/QC of data products,
  • Use statistical analysis to validate survey data, and
  • Develop data management and automated reporting tools to produce economic descriptive statistics and routine data products.
  • Produce the proposed and final Regulatory Impact Review and Regulatory Flexibility Analysis reports for rulemaking
  • Respond to inquiries related to the economic analysis from office, agency, or other agencies as the analysis go through the formal clearance process for rulemaking
  • Other duties as needed to support the economic analyses required for regulatory rulemaking

Start Date: Contingent on receiving the award for this contract.

Location: NOAA/NMFS/Office of International Affairs, Trade, and Commerce Trade and Commerce Division, 1315 East-West Highway, 5th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Partial Telework may be authorized.

Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time position, overtime is not anticipated. Salary is commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package.


Must have experience in the following:

  • Conducting economic analysis for regulatory impact reviews compliant with Executive Order 12866 and the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
  • Drafting reports for the Regulatory Impact Review and Regulatory Flexibility Analysis required for rulemaking.
  • Familiar with trade and fisheries statistics.
  • Comfort with spreadsheet and database software.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please APPLY THROUGH OUR ADP WEB PORTAL, AT THE LINK AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE.

Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application.

Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following:

  • Cover letter that briefly describes how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.
  • Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time education.
  • Education.
  • Previous experience or training with similar requirements.
  • Three professional references.
  • Include your name in the document file name.
  • Upload your resume in readable, not scanned, PDF or Word format (PDF is preferred).



Salary is commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package.

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