JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024

California's Legislative Analyst's Office

Economy, Taxes and Labor
Fiscal and Policy Analyst / Economist

JOE ID Number: 2024-01_111473676
Date Posted: 02/07/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Fiscal and Policy Analyst / Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Sacramento, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Public Policy
State Government
Salary Range: $115,164 - $158,136

Status Update: Position has been filled
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) is the California Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal and policy advisor. The LAO assists the Legislature with all aspects of the state budget process and provides independent analysis on various policy and public administration issues. We also advise voters of fiscal effects of ballot measures though the state’s Voter Information Guide.

We are seeking an Economist to work in the areas of corporate taxation, business incentives, and tax administration. Prior work on these topics is not required. Key responsibilities include: quickly, pragmatically evaluating funding proposals for state programs; forecasting corporation tax revenues; advising the Legislature on corporate taxation, business incentives, and tax administration; and representing the office in public hearings, meetings, and media interviews. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively through clear, concise writing and oral presentations, primarily to lay audiences. Candidates must be able to collaborate in a fast-paced, production-oriented environment.

The LAO offers a comprehensive package of health, vision, dental, and retirement benefits (through the California Public Employees’ Retirement System), as well as vacation, sick leave, family leave, and compensatory time off for overtime exceeding 40 hours annually. Additional information about the job, the application process, and our office can be found at

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/31/2024