JOE - August 2012

California Department of Finance
Chief Economist
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Chief Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA
JEL Classification: Y9 -- Other
Keywords: Chief Economist
Deadline Information: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to file immediately. Receipt of applications will be cut off, suspended, or closed when there are a sufficient number of qualified applicants.

JOE ID Number: 201208_397177

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The California Department of Finance (Finance) is seeking a Chief Economist to direct the periodic national and state economic forecasts used for revenue estimating and perform other economic analytical work. As a cabinet-level state department, Finance is responsible for the development of the Governor's Budget, and plays a significant role in the enactment and administration of the state budget and fiscal legislation. A principal function of Finance is to serve as the Governor's chief fiscal policy advisor, including issues related to economic, taxation, and business development. The Chief Economist is the state's recognized economic expert, and has broad authority to develop and perform economic forecasts. The incumbent manages Finance's Economic Research Unit and a professional staff of two. For more information about the California Department of Finance and Economic Research Unit, visit our website at

$113,441 - 125,083
Actual salary will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Benefit information is available at
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WHEN AND HOW TO APPLY - Detailed information is provided on the employment opportunity bulletin which can be found at

More Application Contact Details
Ka Xiong
Human Resources Office
California Department of Finance
915 L Street
Sacramento, CA United States 95814

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