Drought Policy and Impact Analyst

Lead the National Drought Mitigation Center in the investigation of methodologies for assessing the economic value of drought early warning and planning for various sectors and regions of the U.S., as well as help in assessing the economic impact of specific tools such as the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, political science or related field plus two years of experience designing, implementing, and analyzing social science research projects. 
  • One year conducting cost-benefit analyses in the form of work or research project experience. Advanced data collection, analysis, interpretation and report writing skills. 
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, pertinent quantitative research and analytical methodologies, such as cost benefit analysis and impact assessment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct critical analysis of research literature and data, and synthesize complex information. 
  • Expertise in statistical software such as R, SPSS, STATA or an equivalent analysis platform. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience conducting cost-benefit analyses. 
  • Project management and supervisory experience. 
  • Knowledge of methods for quantifying economic impacts of policies and programs related to drought, climate, hazards and/or natural resources issues. 
  • Knowledge of, and ability to design statistical models and analyses. 
  • Experience working with stakeholders including policy makers. 
  • Demonstrated ability to transform academic research into readily comprehensible reports. Excellent organizational skills. 

How to Apply

View requisition S_170057 at http://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply. Criminal history background check will be conducted. 


Applicant review begins March 1.

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Other Information

Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program.

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