The Chief Economist (CE) will provide economic research, analyses, and other support as needed to NPPC staff across all advocacy issue areas including antitrust, competition, environment, international trade, labor, production, science and technology, and transportation. In particular, the CE will work closely with the Manager of Competition, labor, and tax on all matters involving competition and the buying and selling of hogs and pork. The CE will provide support to the NPPC Farm Bill Task Force and the NPPC Competition Committee. The CE will be responsible for preparing frequent and regular written economic reports and oral briefings for NPPC staff, the NPPC board and committees, and NPPC investors. This is not a registered lobbyist position.
Take on other assignments and projects which may be outside of primary issue area as needed. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Requires approximately 25% travel. Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Education and/or Experience:
Master’s degree in agricultural economics required with four to seven years of experience in economics or related field.
National Pork Producers Council Washington, DC Office.
This position will remain open until filled.
The National Pork Producers Council, representing 42 affiliated state associations, works to ensure that the U.S. pork industry remains a consistent and responsible supplier of high-quality pork to domestic and international markets.
Through public-policy outreach, NPPC fights for reasonable legislation and regulations, develops revenue and market opportunities, and protects the livelihood of America’s 60,000 pork producers.
In addition to working on legislation, regulations and trade initiatives, NPPC has its own political action committee, PorkPAC, dedicated to educating and supporting federal lawmakers and candidates who support pork producers.