[eb-grad-students] Job Opportunity and Internship Opportunity

Rebecca Guillen rguillen at mines.edu
Mon Sep 10 09:35:58 MDT 2018

Students, please see below...

I am writing to let you know that the Office of the Chief Economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking to hire Research Economists for its Washington, D.C., and New York City offices and will be interviewing at the October FMA meetings in San Diego and the January AFA meetings in Atlanta. Please find details below.

I would very much appreciate your forwarding this email to any students who might be interested in starting their careers as economists at the CFTC. Please note that only U.S. Citizens are eligible for these government positions; that all applicants must apply through USAJOBS.GOV<http://USAJOBS.GOV>; and that application deadlines are September 12, 2018, for consideration for interviews at the FMA meetings, and November 9, 2018, for the AFA meetings.

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission-Office of the Chief Economist
Research Economists

The Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking to hire Research Economists for its Washington, D.C., and New York City offices.

WHO WE ARE: The CFTC is responsible for regulating the vast majority of derivatives activity in the United States. The mission of OCE is to conduct rigorous economic and econometric analysis of derivatives markets; to foster market transparency by disseminating its research to market participants and the general public; and to partner with other CFTC divisions and offices to integrate economic reasoning and data analysis into Commission policy and cost-benefit considerations.

For more information about OCE and for examples of OCE research, please visit https://www.cftc.gov/About/EconomicAnalysis/index.htm

THE OPPORTUNITY: As a research economist at OCE, you will produce high-quality research on derivatives markets and apply your subject-matter expertise and analytical skills to proposed Commission rules and staff actions. The best work at OCE typically attracts significant attention, not only within the CFTC, but also with other regulators, market participants, the academic community, and the public at large.

QUALIFICATIONS: OCE staffers typically have Masters or Ph.D. degrees in relevant fields and the ability to use statistical software, such as SAS, SQL, Python, or R to analyze large data sets, i.e., those with more than 1 million rows of data. Familiarity with derivatives products, markets, and regulation, along with a broad understanding of the role of derivatives in the financial system, is highly desirable.

Please note that only U.S. Citizens are eligible for these government positions.

APPLY: Applications are accepted only through USAJOBS at the following address: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/508797400

Applicants who have applied using USAJOBS.GOV<http://USAJOBS.GOV> and are determined "Best Qualified" may be referred for an interview for these positions at the 2018 FMA Annual Meeting in San Diego, at the 2018 ASSA Meetings in Atlanta, and at CFTC offices in New York City and Washington, D.C.

To be eligible for interviews at the FMA meetings in San Diego, applicants must apply using USAJOBS.GOV<http://USAJOBS.GOV> by September 12, 2018, and be determined "Best Qualified." All other applications must be received by the announcement closing date of November 09, 2018.

Internship position description is attached.
Porter B. Bennett
518 17th St., Suite 1400
Denver, CO  80202

(303) 309-4078
pbennett at ponderosa-advisors.com<mailto:pbennett at ponderosa-advisors.com>

Becca Guillen
Administrative Assistant
Division of Economics and Business

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