U.S. nationals: Agricultural Water Resource Economist (Sustainable Agricultural Water Systems Unit)

U.S. Agricultural Research Service
Davis, CA, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Government
Experience Level: 
Not Specified

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Summary

This position is located in the Sustainable Agricultural Water Systems Unit in Davis, CA, and is a member of an interdisciplinary team of scientists charged with maintaining and enhancing agricultural productivity in the face of diminished water availability.
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Responsibilities

  • Employs principles and concepts of economics to determine relationships between the supply and demand of goods and services in the agricultural sector.
  • Analyzes production, consumption, distribution at the water-energy-food nexus.
  • Applies the concepts of crop science, environmental economics, policy analysis, agribusiness, food safety, international trade, rural development, life-cycle analysis, and marketing systems to decision support systems for the grower/producer.
  • Addresses agricultural production challenges in a region experiencing shifts in crop commodity acreages, and highly variable risks to profitability due to uneven precipitation, high temperatures, and varying soil and climatic conditions.
  • Determines the impact of water availability and quality, and different water distribution systems on yields and characteristics of high value tree and vine crops.