JOE - August 2013

California Department of Finance
Principal/Staff Economist
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Principal/Staff Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Keywords: Public policy, macroeconomic forecasting
Deadline Information: Or Until Filled
Deadline Date: 08/30/2013

JOE ID Number: 201308_398903

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The California Department of Finance serves as the Governor's chief fiscal policy advisor, promotes responsible resource allocation through the state's annual financial plan, and ensures the financial integrity of the state. The Economic Research Unit develops and maintains national and state econometric models and provides forecasts at least three times annually. These forecasts are inputs to the revenue-estimating models used by Finance. The unit also analyzes the economic effects of major legislation when requested, and will be responsible for providing oversight and guidance to state departments on economic analyses of regulations. The Principal/Staff Economist is expected to take major responsibility for managing the forecast, provide guidance to state departments on economic analyses, and to conduct policy-relevant research under the supervision of the Chief Economist.

Qualifications: A PhD in economics or related field from a recognized graduate program. Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities and tight deadlines are essential. Prior experience in forecasting, or independent research on policy topics of current interest to California are desirable.

The DoF is an equal opportunity employer.

This position is exempt from state civil service and excluded from collective bargaining.

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