Top 10 Reasons To Work at ERS
1. Influence on Policy
ERS research and analyses inform policy decisionmakers on
current and emerging issues facing the Nation. ERS professionals
gain exposure to the policy process and participate in development
and analysis of a number of Federal Government surveys.
2. The ERS Team
Thrive in a collegial, supportive environment, and work with
some of the top economists and social scientists in their fields.
You'll conduct independent research and collaborate with
professionals from diverse backgrounds.
3. Modern Facilities
Work in a comfortable space with a host of amenities, including
an auditorium, conference/team rooms, onsite reference center,
credit union, health unit, and kitchenettes. The building also
offers free access to an exercise room.
4. State-of-the-Art Support
You'll benefit from access to software, inhouse databases,
models, and GIS resources, as well as major journals and
bibliographic databases. Onsite HELP desk and IT specialists
maintain our high-speed network and tailored applications; and our
communication and design specialists help develop, edit, and
disseminate your work.
5. The Capital City
…Ahhh the Nation's capital! Our centrally located offices are
surrounded by major universities, Federal agencies, Capitol Hill,
and kindred institutions like the World Bank and National Academy
of Sciences. Not to mention the DC area's wealth of cultural
attractions: museums, theater, music...and sports.
6. Publish and Flourish
Publish your high-quality research in leading academic journals,
in ERS's award-winning Amber Waves magazine, and in the agency's
peer-reviewed reports and widely read ERS website.
7. Seminars Abound
ERS employees and visiting scholars conduct seminars, ERS hosts
conferences on topical issues, and our lecture series has featured
Nobel winners and frontrunners.
Take advantage of ERS's ample opportunities for training and
networking, as well as traveling for research, conferences, and
9. Competitive Salaries and Benefits
ERS provides competitive salaries and benefits, including
transportation subsidies, flexible work schedules, generous
vacation time, and great health coverage and retirement plans.
10. Location, Location, Location
ERS offices, located in Washington, DC, are easily accessible by
metro and bus.