JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

State of California

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Department of Finance
Research Program Specialist I/II (Economics)

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111455171
Date Posted: 01/12/2016
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Program Specialist I/II (Economics)
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Sacramento, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Salary Range: Research Program Spec I $5,053 - $6,325 Research Program Spec II $5,550 - $6,947 per month
Full Text of JOE Listing:

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 generates the state forecast that underpins the Governor’s Budget, provides analysis of relevant policy topics, and reviews assessments of major regulations impacts. The Research Program Specialist is expected to assist in the review program for major regulations impacts, and participate in the analysis of relevant policy topics as needed.

Qualifications: degree (master’s or PhD preferred) in economics or related field, at least two years’ experience in assessing economic policy impacts, and demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues to the general public. The ability to quickly absorb new material and explain economic concepts to a wide variety of stakeholders is crucial. Prior experience in modeling regulatory impacts is desirable.

Applicants must either have list eligibility, be a current state employee at the Research Program Specialist I/II (Econ) level, or be within transfer range and meet the minimum qualifications pursuant to SPB Rule 250. Additional details and how to apply can be found at:

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/29/2016
Application Instructions:
Kristin Shelton
(916) 322-2263
(916) 324-6547 TDD*

Department of Finance
Attn: Gladys Imperio-Acosta
Human Resources Office
915 L Street, Suite 1235
Sacramento, CA 95814

Individuals who have list eligibility, current State employees at the Research Program Specialist I/II (Economics) level, or those within transfer range and meet the minimum qualifications pursuant to SPB Rule 250. Only the most qualified applicants will be interviewed.

Submit a standard state application (Std. 678), resume, three references (name, relationship, and telephone number), a two-page policy brief directed at the general public, and a one-page statement of interest outlining why you are interested in this particular position and how your background, knowledge, skills, and abilities make you the ideal candidate for the job.
Application packets submitted without all referenced components will not be considered.