Top 10 Reasons To Work at ERS

1. Influence on Policy

ERS research and analyses inform policy decision-makers on current and emerging issues facing the Nation. ERS professionals gain exposure to the policy process and participate in development and analysis of a number of Federal Government surveys.

2. The ERS Team

Thrive in a collegial, supportive environment, and work with some of the top economists and social scientists in their fields. You'll conduct independent research and collaborate with professionals from diverse backgrounds.

3. Modern Facilities and Equipment

ERS facilities are comfortable with a host of amenities. Options for telework or remote may be available.

4. State-of-the-Art Support

You'll benefit from access to software, in-house databases, models, and GIS resources, as well as major journals and bibliographic databases. Onsite HELP desk and IT specialists maintain our high-speed network and tailored applications; and our communication and design specialists help develop, edit, and disseminate your work.

5. Work From or Visit our Offices in Kansas City and the Nation's Capital

The Kansas City Region has proven itself to be hub for all things agriculture and is a booming city in America’s heartland. Our centrally located offices in Washington, D.C. are surrounded by major universities, Federal agencies, Capitol Hill, and kindred institutions like the World Bank and National Academy of Sciences. Both Kansas City and Washington, D.C. feature a wealth of cultural attractions: museums, theater, music, and sports.

6. Publish and Flourish

Publish your high-quality research in leading academic journals, in ERS's award-winning Amber Waves magazine, and in the agency's peer-reviewed reports and widely read ERS website.

7. Seminars Abound

ERS employees and visiting scholars conduct seminars, ERS hosts conferences on topical issues, and our lecture series has featured Nobel winners and front runners.

8. Career-Building

Take advantage of ERS's ample opportunities for training and networking, as well as traveling for research, conferences, and presentations.

9. Competitive Salaries and Benefits

ERS provides competitive salaries and benefits, including transportation subsidies, flexible work schedules, generous vacation time, and great health coverage and retirement plans.

10. Location, Location, Location

Many ERS positions are now fully remote—meaning you could work from the comfort of your home in any U.S. state or territory! Hybrid schedules are also available.