Economic Policy Research Analyst
New Jersey Department of the Treasury
Office of Revenue & Economic Analysis
The New Jersey Department of the Treasury's Office of Revenue and Economic Analysis (OREA) seeks an Economic Policy Research Analyst to assist it in supporting the State Treasurer and the Governor's Office by forecasting state revenue streams, evaluating economic indicators and producing fiscal impact analyses of current and proposed policies. The Economic Policy Research Analyst will:
* Analyze State tax data and estimate the potential revenue impact of proposed policy options and legislation;
* Track current and historical revenue collections and economic indicators to develop State revenue projections; and
* Produce data reports on tax collections and perform ad hoc data analysis upon request that are used to prepare numerous publications such as the Governor's Budget Message, the Budget in Brief, the Citizen's Tax Guide, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the Appropriations Act, etc.
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is offered as well.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a Master's degree in economics, econometrics/quantitative economics or statistics. APPLICANT SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF DEGREE AND/OR TRANSCRIPTS (OFFICIAL / UNOFFICIAL) DOCUMENTING POSSESSION OF DEGREE.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two (2) years of professional economic research experience or other closely allied experience in a state/national/international organization, an academic institution, or a public governmental entity with a proven research and publication track record. Prior experience analyzing tax policy is preferred.
Candidates must be proficient in identifying appropriate external data sources and performing statistical analyses on large, complex data sets using statistical analysis software. Strong writing skills are necessary with the ability to convey technical, economic topics to broad, non-technical audiences. Demonstrated experience in statistical analysis using SAS, Stata or SPSS is highly desirable.
NOTE FOR FOREIGN DEGREES: Degrees and/or transcripts issued by a college or university outside of the United States must be evaluated for accreditation by a reputable evaluation service at your expense. The evaluation must be included with your submission. Failure to submit the required evaluation may result in an ineligibility determination.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: In accordance with the New Jersey First Act, P.L. 2011, c.70, new public employees are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. For more information, please visit: https://www.nj.gov/labor/lwdhome/njfirst/NJFirst.html.
If you are qualified and interested in this employment opportunity, please send your cover letter, resume, proof of degree and application for employment by November 15, 2019 to the address noted below. All submissions must be received by 5:00 pm (close of business) on the last day of the posting period.
NJ Department of the Treasury
Division of Administration/Human Resources
Email address: EmploymentRecruiter@treas.nj.gov
(Please use "EPRA" in the Subject Line)
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