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Title:  Research Economist

Application Deadline Date:  12/09/2018
Req ID:  524
Department:  Taxes
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.90

Overview

Incumbents in this class conduct studies of economic impact analysis in areas such as revenue estimation and forecasting, taxation analysis, business regulation and marketing analysis,
foreign trade, economic development, public finance, labor economics or regional economics. Tasks are generally assigned to incumbents in this class by the supervisor, but the position requires initiative and independent thinking. General supervision is provided by the Senior Economist.


Examples of Work:

Collaboration with Executive Department Economists, Department of Finance and Management Analysts, state/federal tax officials, and public/private sector economic forecasting resources in order to establish and review economic forecasts, tax revenue and budgetary estimates, and identify/evaluate other fiscal indexes; serve as an advisor to the Commissioner of the Tax Department, Commissioner of Finance and Operations, the Governor's office, and the Legislature.

Statistical modeling and analyzing revenue impacts of changes to tax policies and expenditures; advise senior government officials regarding tax revenues, tax expenditures, and the implications of proposed new tax policies or modifications to existing tax policies. Development and oversight of revenue estimation modeling systems using Federal and State tax data; monitoring tax revenues for anomalies and tracking monthly revenues against prior year and forecast. Serves as a primary contact to resolve questions on economic trends and impacts for the Governor, agency executives, other agencies, the Legislature and other concerned parties. Conceives, plans, organizes and supervises comprehensive economic and/or tax impact studies and analysis of major scope.

 

 

Who May Apply

This position, Research Econimist (Job Requisition # 524), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

 

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Douglas Farnham at douglas.farnham@vermont.gov.

 

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

 

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Incumbents in this class conduct studies of economic impact analysis in areas such as revenue estimation and forecasting, taxation analysis, business regulation and marketing analysis, foreign trade, economic development, public finance, labor economics or regional economics. Tasks are generally assigned to incumbents in this class by the supervisor, but the position requires initiative and independent thinking. General supervision is provided by the Senior Economist.

Environmental Factors

Duties are normally performed in a standard office setting. Appearances at legislative hearings may be anticipated. Some work may be required outside of normal work hours. Some travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in economics with at least 6 credit hours of statistics (or mathematics and statistics).

OR

Bachelor's degree with major coursework in accounting, mathematics, or economics AND four (4) years or more of experience at a professional level in the analysis and presentation of statistical data, statistical modeling, or quantitative research.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier