Economist/Market Analyst Position at Robert D. Niehaus, Inc.

Position: Economist/Market Analyst (Regular Full Time)

Company Description
Robert D. Niehaus, Inc. is a boutique customer-focused consulting firm, established in 1983 and located in Santa Barbara, California. Our specialization is regional and resource economic analysis applied to military housing programs, water, and the environment. We provide housing market data and analyses; water rate and resource evaluations; project financial feasibility and economic assessments; regulatory impact studies; industry economic impact assessments; and survey services specific to client needs. Our work encompasses locations throughout the United States and in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. Our work improves the quality of life of U.S. military members and their families; aids public and privately held utilities in providing better, more cost-effective service to their customers; and helps government agencies at all levels achieve maximum efficiency for their program dollars. We make a difference to
those who serve America.

Our staff consists of a dozen professionals with training and experience in economics, public policy, applied research, and government. We look for and further develop in our professional staff valuable expertise and skills in applied economic analysis, econometric and statistical methods, real estate market research, technical and proposal writing, contract administration, verbal presentation, and interaction with clients. Because we are a small business, our personnel are responsible for a variety of tasks, and we encourage development of broad research and business skills. Our location in downtown Santa Barbara offers our staff the opportunity to live in one of the most desirable communities in the world. Salaries are competitive and depend on experience. Our benefits package includes professional development, paid holidays, personal and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement plans. For more information on the firm see We are an equal opportunity employer.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties will include market research; housing market analysis and forecasting using quantitative economic modeling, statistical, and econometric techniques; mapping and graphical data analysis and presentation; database management; potential travel throughout the United States, Europe, the Far East, and the Pacific; and technical report preparation in a team context. Candidates must have a strong project team orientation and the ability to work with clients and colleagues of varying areas of expertise.

A successful candidate possesses the following characteristics:
*BA, MA, or PhD in economics with applied knowledge of housing, water, energy, and/or
environmental issues;
*Substantial coursework in mathematics and statistics/econometrics
*Demonstrated excellent academic record, measured as a high grade point average
*Strong verbal presentation skills
*Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), database management,
and econometric software.

The following qualifications are useful but not required: (a) Competency in one of the following languages in addition to fluent English – Korean, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, or French; and (b) U.S. military experience.

When applying for this position, please submit a one-page cover letter, focused resume, and transcript of academic course work.


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