Economist at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Nashville District
almost 3 years ago
You'll have work on a wide range of projects ranging from large and slow to small and relatively fast (by government standards). You will find yourself working with GIS a lot (you might talk about your willingness to learn GIS). You will create spreadsheet models as well as work with other modeling software from Corps designed models to @Risk. You'll do research and write reports and findings. Some aspects of studies can be mundane (going through an inventory of structures in a floodplain to make sure they're not mislocated in the river when the model runs, etc.). You will be recognized for hard work. The economics community is small in the Corps and word travels fast when economists that learn quickly and work hard show up.