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Economist/Sr. Subject Matter Expert - Arlington, VA


MVM, Inc.


Arlington, VA 22202


TITLE:                   Economist

LOCATION:          Arlington, VA   

DURATION:          Full Time

The Economist/Senior Subject Matter Expert will use his or her in- depth knowledge of applying analytic methodologies and principles to address program needs while maintaining program confidentiality. He or she will provide expert consultation in the areas of data analysis, collection, reliability and validation in order to determine and project economic and financial impact; cost analysis and strategic planning. He or she will conduct research and provide analysis on the financial and economic impact of regulations on the government, businesses, and industries.  He or she will remain abreast of current business practices in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, including trade and marketing data and import/export policies of the U.S. and other countries as well as the latest regulatory procedures and its impact in the industry. He or she will utilize a set of tasks and techniques to work with stakeholders/team in order to understand the structure, regulations and operations of the government and recommend solutions that will enable the government to achieve its goals.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Identify and provide recommendations in developing regulatory policies and procedures; provide maintenance and updates, and appropriate control of documents, policy standards, or consensus standards on necessary actions to maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Research, interpret and analyze applicable laws, policies, memoranda and regulations to ensure it accurately reflects the policies of the organization/agency.
  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis to assist in the development of environmental analyses, regulatory impact studies, economic analyses, and regulatory analyses for the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, Administrative Procedures Act, Executive Order 13771, and guidance from Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Perform financial analysis and related support functions relevant to department budget and strategic planning function
  • Consults with senior level management and customers on the most complex technical issues.
  • Work independently to review and prepare documents addressing unconventional issues and/or problems affecting the program; work to identify trends and areas for improvements in procedures
  • Applies sound analysis and scientific/engineering consulting expertise and practices to solve a wide variety of complex customer problems
  • Applies expertise to develop and recommend creative and innovative solution.
  • Compile and construct data to interpret the impact of registrant compliance with regulatory changes which cut across all sectors of the economy.  Evaluate the effect of existing policies and government programs.
  • Conduct research on a wide range of economic matters in support of the Diversion Control Division’s regulatory and policy development activities.
  • Develop and maintain spreadsheets, tracking databases, reports, and presentations; generate and document information for statistical purposes; utilize government database systems and word processing software; compile files on initiatives for OD personnel as requested.
  • Develop reports and make recommendations to improve business processes, procedures, and performance.
  • Assist in performing analyses and interpretation of cost and expense variances.
  • Provide cost benefit analyses of new and/or existing regulations to assess economic impact to the regulated industry and the public.
  • Develops integrated revenue/expense analyses, projections, reports and presentations.
  • Creates and analyzes monthly, quarterly and annual reports and ensures financial information has been recorded accurately
  • Identifies trends and developments in competitive environments and presents findings.
  • Participate in the research of regulatory issues and dissemination of regulatory information, as required.
  • Participate in establishing and coordinating program plan requirements and interface with each section/office.  Evaluate, monitor, and report performance against plans to ensure guidelines meet appropriate procedures and policies. 
  • Participate in project performance team meetings on behalf of the job unit in order to provide ideas, methods or processes for unit/department performance improvement.
  • Work with general public or specific registrants that may be impacted by DC activities. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or other related Doctorate degree.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant progressive work experience required.
  • Able to work as part of a team or independently with minimal direction.
  • Strong technical writing, analytical, proofreading, and research skills.
  • Ability to conduct cost/benefit analysis.
  • Strong computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook), technology systems, and communications tools (Adobe).
  • Strong oral and interpersonal skills Professional demeanor
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in manipulating data in Excel preferred.
  • Experience performing extensive research utilizing multiple data sources systems preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task; detail oriented; be observant and anticipate operational needs
  • Excellent problem solver and able to handle difficult situations
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a variety of situations
  • Must be able to maintain a Secret level clearance and be drug-free

Applicants selected may be subjected to a Government background investigation and may be required to meet the following conditions of employment:

  • A Favorable credit check for all cleared positions
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Successfully passing a background investigation

MVM offers a competitive benefits package, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Recruiting Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

For more information about the company please visit our website at

MVM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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