JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

NJ Department of the Treasury

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Chief Economist

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_450815
Date Posted: 08/19/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Chief Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Trenton, New Jersey, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: H -- Public Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Under the direction of the State Treasurer, and in concert with staff of the Office of Revenue and Economic Analysis, leads the economic research function for the State of New Jersey. Monitors, analyzes and projects conditions and risk factors that may impact the State's economy. Oversees estimates of major tax revenues for the state, prepares budget documents discussing the basis for the estimates and bond disclosure documents discussing revenues, and advises the Governor, the State Treasurer and senior State officials of key economic developments. Provides public commentary on the State's economic position. Analyzes the State tax system and all administrative and legislative proposals for change.

Education Requirements:
Possession of a Master's Degree in Economics or related relevant field is required and a Doctorate's degree in Economics or a related field is preferred.

Experience Requirements:
A minimum of eight (8) years of professional economic research experience or other relevant experience in a national/international organization, an academic institution, or a public governmental entity with a proven, substantive (research and publication) track record. Candidates would be expected to be able to start and sustain analytical projects, and to communicate to disparate audiences in a wide variety of venues.

Residency Requirement:
In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, new public employees, who are not NJ residents at time of hire, are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is offered as well. The Chief Economist is required to annually file a Financial Disclosure Statement with the State Ethics Commission.

The State of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 09/19/2014
Application Instructions:
If you are qualified and interested in this position, please send (e-mail preferred), your cover letter, resume and application for employment (see below) no later than September 19, 2014 to:

NJ Department of the Treasury
Office of Human Resources
PO Box 210
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0210
Attn: Employment Recruiter

(Please use "ECONOMIST" in Subject Line)

Your application for employment must be completed in detail, including names and phone numbers of supervisors, dates of all employment and the reason for leaving. Be sure to answer all questions. In addition, please include (3) business references on your application. To obtain an application for employment, go to: