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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

Management and Program Analyst

Announcement: EDA-HQ-2019-0014 (MAP), EDA-HQ-2019-0015 (DEU)
Closes: 5/2/2019
Location: Washington, D.C.
Description: The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Coordinates with external offices via teleconference and in person, for the review and monitoring of entrepreneurship- or innovation-focused grant programs. Organizes and tracks technical and merit reviews of grant programs.

Responsible for tracking grants from initiation to post-award monitoring in grants management systems. Provides input and suggestions on continuous improvement of OIE programs such as the Regional Innovation Strategies Program and the National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE). Solicits input from partner offices on the coordination and execution of grant programs and works with the team to incorporate process improvements.

Validates that programs adhere to Department of Commerce and Economic Development Administration (EDA) policies, procedures, regulations, and standard processes.

Supports executive advisory boards like the National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship by generating meeting minutes for internal use as well as public consumption and coordinates project workflow and logistics for board operations.

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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