JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019
Florida Association of Realtors
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Orlando, Florida, UNITED STATES
A1 -- General Economics
D -- Microeconomics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Status Update: Position has been filled
Full Text of JOE Listing:
About Florida Realtors®:
With over 187,000 members, Florida Realtors (officially the Florida Association of Realtors) is the largest trade association in Florida. Since 1916, Florida Realtors has worked to advance Florida's real estate industry and to inform Floridians of current real estate market trends and the impact of various public policy initiatives on real property issues.
About Our Research Team:
Based at Florida Realtors headquarters in Orlando, the research team's directives include the analysis of a wide range of current issues, trends, and policies affecting Florida’s economy and real estate markets, as well as the production and dissemination of the association's widely-cited monthly housing market statistics to the public, the media, and Florida Realtors members. The research team also maintains the a complete and comprehensive database of individual Florida property records and residential real estate listings, derived from over 20 years of county property tax records and continuous data feeds from every multiple listing service in the state.
About This Position:
The Economic Analyst will assemble and employ public and proprietary data sources to develop, execute, and deliver quantitative research and analysis on current economic trends in Florida and the U.S. at large. Example topics include trends in residential and commercial real estate, employment, housing affordability, demographics, macroeconomics, global economic conditions, mortgages, consumer behavior, taxation, public policy, and environmental quality. Research will vary from small-scale ad hoc analyses to more in-depth and rigorous explorations of trends, issues, and policies.
The Economic Analyst will also collaborate with fellow research team members to deliver data-driven interactive web tools for Florida Realtors members research results and related content to various audiences through a wide variety of formats, including short-form publications (e.g. blog posts, policy briefs, slideshows, and executive summaries), long-form publications (e.g., research reports, white papers, and academic journal articles), data visualizations (e.g. infographics, charts, tables, maps, and interactive web tools), speaking presentations, and online videos.
•Master's or bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, data science, or a related field.
•In lieu of master’s degree, the equivalent of at least two years of proven practical experience in quantitative research and analysis.
•Proven experience in sourcing, assembling, and analyzing macro- and micro-level datasets from various sources of economic, demographic, and real estate data (e.g., BLS, Census, property tax records, MLSs, etc.)
•Strong command of Excel, and proficiency in one or more statistical software packages such as Stata, R, or SPSS
•Superior written and verbal communication skills, with the ability effectively communicate research findings to a wide array of audiences.
•Natural enthusiasm for objectively seeking answers to important questions and identifying previously hidden trends through data analysis.
Candidates with experience in any of the following areas may receive additional consideration:
•Work experience in applied economic or econometric analysis
•Interfacing with large databases via SQL
•Forecasting with time series and/or panel data
•Creation of well-conceived, efficient, eye-catching data visualizations with Excel, Tableau, Adobe Illustrator, or other software applications
•Survey design and delivery, and the interpretation of survey results
•Use of GIS (e.g., ArcGIS) for research and/or data visualization purposes
•Teaching, or other forms of public speaking
•Work experience in the real estate industry or in a closely related profession
Salary and Benefits:
Competitive salary, quality work environment with a comprehensive benefits package including a 401(k) plan with matching. Our location in beautiful Orlando—one of the nation's fastest growing cities—offers a high quality of life with plenty of sun, endless entertainment and recreation options, and no state or local income tax!
Submit a cover letter and resume/CV. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
- Cover Letter