- Economist (Office Of Administration/Revenue)
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is highly specialized work in statewide economic analysis, planning and forecasting.
An employee in this class performs highly specialized professional work in the areas of economic analysis, planning and forecasting as they pertain to the various facets of state fiscal conditions and policy. Work includes evaluating and reviewing complex technical information and preparing comprehensive analyses, plans and reports. The employee reports to and works with top management, retaining broad discretion and latitude in determining how best to accomplish objectives. The employee has considerable latitude for exercising independent judgment and initiative, consequently only general direction is given and work is subject to review through periodic conferences and evaluation of reports. Supervision may be exercised over professional, technical and clerical personnel, on a recurring or project basis. Supervision is provided by top management of either the Office of Administration’s Division of Budget and Planning or the Department of Revenue’s Division of Taxation.
Evaluates and reviews a wide variety of economic data for use in forecasting, planning and analysis.
Prepares periodic forecasts and analyses of state revenues.
Serves as liaison with state agencies in collecting and evaluating economic and fiscal information.
Develops, monitors and analyzes legislative proposals in the areas of state revenue, taxation, local taxation, economic development, tax credits and related state fiscal issues; prepares complex fiscal note responses, bill reviews and related analyses.
Evaluates federal legislation, economic policy and fiscal policy that affect the state and/or state tax policy.
Works directly and/or through staff to develop, use and maintain state econometric and other analytic resources.
Formulates and supervises economic research performed by staff and by external researchers.
Provides data, reports and technical assistance to other state agencies and staff.
Prepares in-depth research on topics on an ad-hoc basis.
Supervises technical, professional and clerical personnel as required.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Three years of professional experience in the field of economics (forecasting, planning, research, statistics or analysis); and a Master's degree in economics or a closely related discipline from an accredited college or university.
Completion of a Ph.D. in economics which included coursework in econometrics and public finance.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Considerable knowledge of economics, econometrics and economic data sources.
Considerable knowledge of research methodology, including the use of statistics and data collection.
Considerable knowledge of economic forecasting methods.
Some knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Ability to plan, organize and carry out complex assignments.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
Ability to organize and present the results of complex research or analysis effectively.
Ability to coordinate, supervise and evaluate the work of consultants and staff.
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