Title:  Tax Fiscal Analyst

Application Deadline Date:  12/13/2023
Req ID:  48747
Department:  Taxes

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $30.39


There has never been a better time to bring your values and talents to the collaborative team at the Vermont Department of Taxes. The rewarding work we do supports this brave little state and helps shape its future. We work with proven, dynamic technologies to fund initiatives that preserve the environment, build vibrant communities, strengthen families, and so much more. Discover new opportunities, learn new skills, and solve problems with our dedicated and supportive team.


Our Mission and Core Values

The mission of the Vermont Department of Taxes is to serve Vermonters by administering our tax laws fairly and efficiently to help taxpayers understand and comply with their state tax obligations. Our core values, Service, Integrity, Growth, and Community, guide our decisions and actions as we strive to fulfill our mission. Learn more about the mission, goals, and core values of the Vermont Department of Taxes.


About the Office of the Commissioner 
The Department’s Office of the Commissioner (OOC) responds to tax policy questions from the Governor, Legislature, and additional stakeholders and works to ensure that the Department adopts and supports thoroughly researched, well-reasoned, and transparent policy positions. The OOC includes outreach and education specialists, fiscal analysts, and policy analysts. Beyond analytical work, the division seeks to leverage the Department’s knowledge of the tax code, while educating Vermont’s taxpayers so they are informed and compliant with the law. Learn more about our Divisions.  


Do you want to work with big data that genuinely matters to society? Are you a resourceful problem solver who also likes to brainstorm in a team setting? Can you commit to being accurate while also being objective about what's fair? The Office of the Commissioner in the Vermont Department of Taxes seeks an individual who's looking to grow as a data analyst while contributing to important research assignments and tax policy issues. The position ties together database management, statistics, policy evaluation, problem solving, and helping to orchestrate an equitable and sustainable economy.


The Tax Fiscal Analyst will report to the Deputy Commissioner of Taxes and work closely with the Senior Fiscal Analyst. The roles serves as an active member of the cross-divisional data team. Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluating the fiscal impacts of existing tax policies and those under consideration
  • Assembling statistical reports that summarize tax data for the administration, the legislature, other state agencies, and the public
  • Documenting methodologies used in generating data products and strategizing how to make them better

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Experience with organizing, managing, and interpreting large amounts of data
  • Familiarity with Microsoft PowerBI, PowerQuery, and SQL
  • An interest in tax policy coupled with an insatiable desire to learn more


To see more information about this position, see the job specification details or contact Mariko Evans at mariko.evans@vermont.gov.

For additional information about employee satisfaction and benefits, please visit our careers page

Additional Information

  • Telework:  Our Department embraces the benefits of telework and most employees are eligible to telework up to four days per week. Telework requires approval and must be in accordance with Department and State of Vermont policies. 
  • Background Checks: This position will primarily support the Department of Taxes. Candidates must agree to be fingerprinted and pass a background check to be eligible for this position, which will involve access to sensitive federal tax information. Background checks are required by the Internal Revenue Service and are authorized under Vermont law. 3 V.S.A. § 241. In accordance with VDT Standard Operating Procedure 2018-01, Background Investigations, Vermont and national criminal record checks will be conducted on all candidates. Candidates will have the right to withdraw their application before fingerprinting or a background check is conducted.

Who May Apply

This position, Tax Fiscal Analyst (Job Requisition #48747), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Mariko.Evans@vermont.gov.

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

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


Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in a standard office setting. Interaction is required with state and local officials as well as the general public. Occasional work outside of normal work schedule may be necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in statistics, data analytics, public administration, economics, or a related field.




Bachelor's degree or higher in statistics, data analytics, research, economics, public administration, or a related field AND two (2) years’ experience in quantitative research, statistics, data analytics, or program evaluation.




Four (4) years’ experience in statistics, data analytics, economics, public policy or administration, research or program evaluation.

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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier