Civilian Positions with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Engineer Research and Development Center

Position: Ecological Economist, DB-408-02
Receipt of applications:  12 April 2010 through 12 May 2010
Salary:    $31,315 – $125,695 per annum

Promotion and Pay Potential:  The full performance level of this position is the DB-4 level.  Pay and cost-of-living adjustments within pay band are based on performance.

Vacancy Location:  Champaign, Illinois

Travel and relocation expenses WILL be paid

This position requires U.S. Citizenship.

Brief Description of the Program:  You must have a Grade Point Average of 3.5 in 4.0 system in the subject matter field.  This position is in the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).  The purpose is to provide the ERDC a method of bringing professional talent into the civilian workforce.  This is a full time permanent position.

Duties: Conducts fundamental and applied research in the fields of ecological economics to include the valuation of natural resources, ecologically integrated technologies, integrated ecological/economics modeling at varying scales, renewable resource management and conservation,  assessments of the basic assumptions of ecological and economic paradigms, valuations for ecosystem services, and greenhouse gas sequestration dynamics on military lands. Applies professional knowledge and experience in ecology, economics, statistics, and modeling to develop tools for improved guidance for: (1) land use changes in regions around military installations, (2) changes in climatic conditions, and, (3) changes to military mission needs.  Research issues studied include uncertainties in the requirements for military land and military landscape conditions. The economics related to actions and those related to inactions will be key elements of the analysis of the management space on military installations.


  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Health & Life Insurance
  • Retirement & 401K Plans
  • Excellent Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Family Friendly Leave Policy
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental and Vision Insurance

Other Information:

  • This position requires a personnel security investigation on a post-appointment basis only.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, are required to complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service registration prior to appointment. Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after appointment.
  • You must submit the following documents:  Resume, transcripts and DD-214 if claiming Veteran’s Preference.
  • Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) is 40 percent.

For additional information about this position please contact:

Kendra Little, Human Resources Specialist, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, ERDC, Champaign, IL (217) 373-5874

Your completed application package should be submitted to:

Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
ATTN:  Kendra Little
2902 Newmark Drive
Champaign, IL 61821

The Federal Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants will receive appropriate consideration without regard to non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status except where specifically authorized by law, age, policies or disability which do not relate to successful performance of the duties of this position. Otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation may notify the agency Point of Contact on this announcement of their need.


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