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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

Environmental Protection Specialist

Announcement: DOC-EDA-DE-20-10705267 (DEU), DOC-EDA-MP-20-10705268 (MAP)
Closes: 2/16/2020
Location: Seattle, WA
Description: This position is located in the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, Office of Regional Affairs, Seattle Regional Office, Seattle, Washington. The primary purpose of this position is to manage the duties in an atmosphere which often involve a conflict between the goals of economic development and environmental protection.


Deputy Assistant Secretary Regional Affairs

Announcement: EDA-HQ-2020-0002
Closes: 02/17/2020
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs (DAS RA) position is within the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and a Senior Executive Service (SES) position. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs is responsible for the overall development, direction, management, and implementation of EDA-wide programs.


Regional Director

Announcement: EDA-CRO-2020-0004
Closes: 02/17/2020
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: This Regional Director (RD) position is within the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and a Senior Executive Service (SES) position. This position serves as director of Chicago Regional Office. The RD proactively manages efforts of regional office staff to ensure EDA investment priorities are comprehensively incorporated into investment development and evaluation within a major geographical region encompassing several states.

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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