JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016
New York City Independent Budget Office
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: New York City, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
Salary Range: $70,000-$95,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Independent Budget Office (IBO), a nonpartisan city agency, seeks an experienced economist with a keen interest in public policy to join our tax and economics team. Candidates with a background in public finance, tax policy analysis, a thorough understanding of the New York City economy and/or detailed knowledge of one or more of the leading sectors in the city’s tax base are strongly preferred.
Responsibilities include quantitative research on economics and taxes, forecasting one or more of the city’s major tax revenue sources, and tracking New York City’s economy. A Ph.D. in Economics, Public Policy or related field is preferred. Equivalent work experience will also be considered. Experience in an applied research organization and writing for a policy-oriented audience a plus.
Candidates should be detail-oriented and able to demonstrate skills in quantitative research and policy analysis. Commitment to impartial and independent research is essential. Must be comfortable working in a collaborative environment, juggling multiple tasks, and interacting with a variety of stakeholders on relevant city issues. Ability to write clearly, take initiative and meet deadlines is critical.
IBO is an equal opportunity employer. New York City residency is required for candidates with less than two years of city service.
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