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Economist/Economics Analyst

Job ID: 38569
Department: Planning & Regional Dev
Location: 4 World Trade Center

Bulletin Information

The Planning and Regional Development Department provides strategic insight to executive management, with an emphasis on issues of regional importance that involve multiple departments and other federal, state or local government agencies.  The Department produces studies, provides technical analysis (traffic modeling, economic impact, economic forecasting, cost benefit, risk assessment), and is the lead on a select few development projects where its expertise can enhance performance.
In particular, the Economics unit develops econometric activity forecasts for all line departments, economic impact assessments of major capital projects, regional cost benefit analyses, and monitors the economic, transportation and socio-economic trends in the Port District. 

The department is looking for a junior to mid-level Economist/Economic Analyst with 1–5 years of experience conducting economic analysis and display an aptitude to work independently. The successful candidate will conduct studies related to regional economics and economic development, transportation policy, land use analysis, financial analysis, and related areas.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Support the identification of economic and demographic trends and assist in the development of related forecasts.  
  • Conduct an array of quantitative analyses, including statistical and econometric modeling (linear regression, time series, choice modeling, etc.) 
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Regional economic impact analysis
  • Financial analysis
  • Quantitative risk analysis
  • Undertake industry studies of transportation sectors that the agency operates in; and developing and maintaining economic models used in regional and business planning.
  • Develop appropriate economic methodologies and tools, as well as conduct research and produce reports, on transportation and planning issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle databases and large data sets for quantitative analyses.
  • Applicants must meet all performance and attendance standards and have completed all probationary periods.

Qualifications

Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Business or related field required
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access.
  • Experience with analytical packages (SAS, Eviews, Stata, SPSS, R etc.).
  • 1-3 years of work experience in the finance space.

Desired

  • Master’s degree in the related fields.
  • 1–5 years of experience conducting economic analysis and developing models using analytical methods.
  • Experience with analytical programming languages (MatLab, Python, etc.).
  • An ability to work independently.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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