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
Work in a comfortable space with a host of amenities.
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. 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.
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
ERS offices, located in Kansas City and Washington, DC, provide easy access to American agriculture and agricultural policy.