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Economist Associate

Performs entry-level economic project assignments designed to develop a broad understanding of U.S. Postal Services Pricing and Costing functions and internal policies and procedures. Collects and assembles data for cost studies and trend analysis reports. Obtains and compiles economic and statistical data for use in the decision making process. Supports the development and structuring of rate and cost concepts, trends, and actualities. Researches developing economic trends impacting the mail industry and prepares summary reports. Utilizes information system programs to gather economic data useful in project analysis. Uses spreadsheet software to conduct financial and trend analysis and model pricing and costing simulations.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must at minimum and prior to the start date, possess a Bachelors or Graduate degree in Economics, Finance, or a closely related field from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accreditation organization recognized and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education.