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OH - Economist (Policy Staff) Position

  • 1.  OH - Economist (Policy Staff) Position

    Posted 05-28-2019 12:03 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 05-28-2019 12:02 PM
    OVERVIEW:
    Are numbers your thing? They're ours, too.

    The Office of Budget and Management (OBM) is seeking an Economist, who should be a highly motivated individual desiring to play an integral role in the development of Ohio's $70+ billion budget. We are seeking the right candidate from any level of experience (recent graduate/PHD student to experienced professionals) to engage in revenue forecasting and monitoring to ensure funds are available to support critical state programs. The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator, both orally and written, and confident in making recommendations on economic conditions and future impacts to the OBM Director.


    JOB DUTIES:
    THESE DUTIES ARE ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY: INCUMBENT MAY PERFORM SOME OR ALL OF THESE DUTIES, OR OTHER JOB-RELATED DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

    In this position, you should be comfortable interpreting large amounts of national and state economic data for use in forecasting, planning and analysis. You will provide guidance regarding the development of tax revenue projections. This position will also be responsible for evaluating federal legislation, and economic and fiscal policies that affect Ohio.

    The selected candidate will contribute to and edit the monthly financial report (economy and revenue sections), assist in the interpretation of the education foundation formula, review annual and biennial Medicaid forecasts, and work closely with the Director of the Office and Budget and Management to provide, gather and develop information in response to requests from leadership and outside parties. The candidate should be highly motivated to handle special assignments and meet strict deadlines.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Completion of graduate core program in economics and experience in statistics, macro & micro economic theory, financial analysis, and cost research studies.

    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
    The Office of Budget and Management is looking for a committed candidate that intends to serve in this role as a key member of the team for an extended period of time. The right candidate should have experience in leadership, a strong work-ethic, and a commitment to public service for the betterment of Ohio and its citizens.

    *Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

    *IMPORTANT NOTE: If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact SSN before attaching it to your application.

    *When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations, due to a disability should notify the office so that proper arrangements can be made.

    EDUCATIONAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS:
    Official educational transcripts are required for all post-high school educational accomplishments, coursework or degrees claimed on the application. Applicants will be required to submit an official transcript if selected for an interview. Failure to provide the transcript at the time of the interview will cause the applicant to be eliminated from further consideration.

    Please note that a transcript is considered "official" only if it is an original copy from the educational institution and includes an institutional watermark, ink stamp or embossed stamp. Transcripts printed from the institution's website will not be accepted. The Office of Budget and Management reserves the right to assess the academic credibility of an educational entity's award of a putative degree.

    BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION:
    The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

    Section 2961 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) prohibits individuals convicted of a felony involving fraud, deceit, or theft from holding a position that has substantial management, or control over the property of a state agency.

    LINK TO THE STATE JOB POSTING
    https://dasstateoh.taleo.net/careersection/oh_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=190002V0&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York




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    Derek Talib
    Senior Human Resouce Capital Analyst
    Office of Budget and Management
    Columbus OH
    6144661976
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