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EDA Job Opportunities

Looking for a meaningful opportunity to help support communities and regions across the country as they work to create economic opportunity and jobs?

EDA is a small, nimble agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that provides a big impact by helping to make it easier for businesses to start and grow in the United States. We do this by working hand-in-hand with local economic development partners to advance their locally-developed projects; projects that are tied to their region’s long-term, sustainable economic development strategy.

Our work touches the daily lives of the American people in many ways, with a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of trade, economic development, technology, entrepreneurship and business development, and statistical research and analysis.

The results are real: between FY 2012 and FY 2016, EDA invested nearly $1.4 billion to help communities and regions build the capacity for economic development. These investments are expected to create and/or retain 226,393 jobs and attract nearly $29 billion in private investment, according to recipient estimates.

If you want to make a difference and like working in a close-knit, results-oriented environment we encourage you to apply.

Open Opportunities

Economic Development Assistant (CTAP/ICTAP/VEOA)

Announcement: EDA-DRO-2018-0009
Closes: 08/16/2018
Location: Denver, CO
Description: This is a term appointment not to exceed 2 years. The position requires a variety of program and administrative support assignments. The incumbent must provide sound program and technical assistance to business/industry activities within the employing unit including some clerical and administrative support. Assignments are designed to enable the incumbent to provide the full economic development support assistance necessary on all matters related to the development of grant proposals and subsequent award of disaster grants for Public Works, Planning, Technical Assistance, and Economic Adjustment Programs.


Program Analyst

Announcement: EDA-ATLRO-2018-0002 (DEU), EDA-ATLRO-2018-0003 (MAP)
Closes: 08/16/2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: The incumbent will serve at the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration Atlanta Regional Office. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating and analyzing Economic Development Administration (EDA) award financial and performance data. The incumbent performs work in support of planning and development and dissemination of information to EDA Partners and creation and implementation of continuous improvement strategies and solutions, and management of various projects through the full grant life-cycle. The individual serves as a point of contact for EDA non-construction capacity building programs as assigned in the eight-state region. The incumbent prepares and presents reports, analysis, informational briefings and status updates to internal and external stakeholders regarding grant applications, policies, procedures, regulations, program status, special initiatives and sudden and severe economic dislocations, including economic recovery from disaster events. The incumbent manages grant proposals and application pipeline of assigned areas of responsibility.


Economic Development Representative

Announcement: EDA-PRO-2018-0001 (DEU), EDA-PRO-2018-0003 (MAP)
Closes: 08/16/2018
Location: Portland, OR; Philadelphia, PA
Description: These positions are located in field sites away from the Regional Offices to which assigned, but within the geographic jurisdiction of the Regional Offices in the Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Commerce. The incumbents will assist economically-distressed areas of the United States in stimulating industrial and commercial growth, and serve as the first line of contact on development activity related to all Economic Development Administration (EDA) programs.

Talent Management Database

EDA would like to add you to their Talent Management Database for current and future career opportunities. This program allows you to submit your resume to EDA which we will hold onto and store in our Talent Management Database. If a new career opportunity comes about, we can refer to our database to view all of the best potential candidates.

View more information on EDA's Talent Management Database.

View more information on the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

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