Resource Economist; NOAA NMFS

Job Title: 
Resource Economist
Job Location: 
Gloucester MA
Full-Time / Fixed

Integrated Statistics is looking for a Resource Economist to work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which administers NOAA's programs in the Northeastern United States to manage living marine resources for optimum use. The Protected Resources Division (PRD) is dedicated to managing, conserving, and rebuilding populations of marine mammals and endangered and threatened marine and anadromous species in rivers, bays, estuaries and marine waters of the Northeast.  

The Economist will work closely with the Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Program within PRD, which implements conservation programs for endangered and protected marine mammals and sea turtles.

The Economist will conduct analyses of the economic impacts of regulations and alternatives proposed to reduce the impacts of commercial fisheries on the endangered North Atlantic right whale through the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team, the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan, and Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.  The Economist will conduct a review of appropriate statutes and policies relevant to conducting economic impact assessments pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, Administrative Procedure Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Regulatory Flexibility Act, Endangered Species Act (including Section 7), and Executive Order 12866, among others. The Economist will then assess, as needed, proposed regulatory amendments or alternatives according to established methods, guidelines, and policies.


The specific tasks include:

  • Conducting and documenting a review of economic impact analysis methods, policies, and guidelines relevant to policy alternatives to reduce commercial fisheries interactions with the North Atlantic right whale.
  • Evaluating and documenting the potential economic impacts of proposed regulatory amendments and alternatives to support the requirements of  the National Environmental Policy Act, Administrative Procedure Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Regulatory Flexibility Act, Endangered Species Act (including Section 7), and Executive Order 12866, among others.


  • A Master’s or PhD degree in economics, natural resource economics, natural resource management, environmental management, public policy, fisheries science, marine policy, or a related field of study is required.
  • A demonstrated understanding of policies and regulations for marine species listed under the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act is preferred and environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act and other appropriate statutes and policies 
  • At least three years of specialized work experience in environmental economic impact analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, and to meet appropriate project milestones.

The position is full-time with an expected duration of 16 months. The rate of pay is $35-38/hr, and the position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website. To apply for this position, please visit and click on Employment Opportunities. In the list of jobs, click the job name to see the full description. Clicking the Apply Here link starts the application process.

Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the Integrated Statistics office. 


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Woods Hole, MA 02543
Tel: (508) 540-8560
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