JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022
Virginia Department of Taxation
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Richmond, Virginia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Virginia Department of Taxation is seeking a qualified Sr. Director of Economics, Analysis, and Revenue Forecasting. The primary role of the Sr. Director of Economics, Analysis, and Revenue Forecasting is to provide the Governor with timely and complete information and recommendations to make well-informed public policy and budget decisions.
This position reports to the Tax Commissioner and is responsible for complex, statewide economic research, including quantitative and qualitative analysis on Virginia and national economies and on state revenue and fiscal issues. The primary responsibility of this position is the development of the annual General Fund and Transportation Fund’s revenue forecast and its quality and rigor.
Other responsibilities include identifying and analyzing state and national data to track long-term financial metrics that can support the reporting of the state’s economic performance.
The successful candidate will be a creative, curious and collaborative leader; a critical thinker with attention to detail; and interested in professional and personal growth.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Lead development of Virginia’s annual economic and General Fund and Transportation Fund’s revenue forecast to inform policymakers and assist in budget preparation and planning
-Lead meetings of the Joint Advisory Board of Economists (JABE) and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates (GACRE)
-Provide strategic leadership to the Office of Revenue Forecasting comprised of five economists
-Supervise development of the JABE and GACRE economic/revenue publications
-Promote continuous improvement, generate new ideas, and adapt to changing priorities
-Perform economic/econometric forecasting functions using SAS, complex Excel spreadsheets, and SQLs
-Supervise the development/application of the national economic model, the Virginia model, and other inputs into the general fund revenue model
-Identify, analyze, and track state-level and national economic data that can be used as metrics to develop/report on state economic performance
-Respond to questions from the Governor, Governor’s staff, legislators, and legislative staff about state revenues and economic conditions
-Occasionally make public presentations on the economy and state budget
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