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Senior Economist

  • 503659
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jan 24 2022 at 23:55 MST


Funding Arizona's future through excellence in innovation, customer service, and continuous improvement.

The Arizona Department of Revenue is consistently striving towards recruiting individuals who are committed to providing quality services to citizens of Arizona and are passionate about creating solutions to the ever-evolving decisions faced within the state government.

We offer full-time employees a multitude of statewide benefit options http://www.google.com including 10 paid holidays per year, as well as Revenue specific benefits such as Teleworking opportunity.

Join the Arizona Department of Revenue as your next career advancement and help to make the Grand Canyon state even better by exemplifying our mission "Serving Taxpayers".

Senior Economist

Job Location:

Address:  1600 W. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $70,000 - $80,000 

Grade: 23

Closing Date: 01/24/2022

Job Summary:

As part of the Office of Economic Research and Analysis Team, the Senior Economist will collaborate with other team members to meet the goals and objectives This position will direct junior staff in aspects of the work performed by the team. The Senior Economist position will be responsible for conducting independent research and performing as a project leader in research groups and conducting complex studies.
The position will perform work of considerable difficulty relating to statutory, research, and forecasting responsibilities. This will include responsibility for researching and reporting on the collection and distribution of state and local Transaction Privilege Taxes, Individual Income, or Corporate Income tax or Luxury Tax.
The position will be responsible for the preparation and evaluation of the financial impacts of proposed revenue and expenditure legislation. The position will be responsible for administering programs as directed by statute. In addition, the position will be responsible for the preparation of statutorily-required reports in full or in part, as well as other general research and reporting requests as needed by the Department. The Senior Economist will serve as staff for at least one Commission, including preparing materials for consideration of Commission members.
This position has the authority to respond to technical research requests, in some cases using advanced statistical methods such as regression and time series analysis, from the Director, Deputy Director, Assistant Director of Taxpayer Services, the Governor's Office, the Legislature, the public and other government agencies (in-state and out-of-state).
This position may Identify tax return errors and processing problems during research and recommend areas needing possible corrections to other personnel in other divisions within the Department of Revenue. Authorized to select methods and directions of independent research as appropriate within the goals and objectives of the division and the Department of Revenue.

Job Duties:

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Research, analysis, forecasting, and evaluations related to the collection and distribution of taxes collected by the Department of Revenue.
Direct and/or contribute to Special Projects.
Direct and/or contribute to the production of reports.
Administration of a program or staffing a Commission.
Other Duties as assigned as related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Considerable knowledge of economic principles, advanced statistical analysis techniques such as regression and time series analysis, some basic programming principles.
• Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access as well as SQL and statistical packages such as EViews, STATA, or SPSS.
• Professional experience when dealing with the public to include Executive staff, Legislative staff, tax professionals, accountants, attorneys, Attorney General's Office, Legislators and other governmental agencies.
Skilled in:
• Mathematics, statistics and econometrics, clear and concise writing, accounting, verbal communications, problem-solving, use of research techniques.

Ability to:
• Professional with the ability to analyze tax laws and apply the analysis to a wide variety of factual situations; perform and document results of multivariate regressions and time-series analyses; ability to communicate with District, Divisional, Agency staff, Legislative staff, Executive staff, business officials, tax practitioners, and other government officials.

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:
• Bachelors Degree in Economics or closely related field from an accredited university and approximately four years economic, accounting or research work, or Masters Degree in Economics or closely related field and approximately three years economic, accounting or research work.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Candidates for this position will be required to submit Tax Filing Records, Employment Verification Check, and Fingerprints that will be used to check criminal history records from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment.


The State of Arizona provides a world classcomprehensive benefits package including:
· Holidays – 10 paid per year. SickLeave – 12 days per year. No accrual or carryover limits.
· A robust and affordableinsurance plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance,short-term and long-term disability options.
· A top ranked Arizona StateRetirement System (ASRS) with 100% employer matched contributions (Enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of employment).
· Up to $5,250 for tuition reimbursement available to seek further career advancement or certification in Continuing Professional Education.
· Work-life balance and additional options for life betterment such as the Infant at Work Program,Alternate Work Schedule and Telework opportunity.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


A top-ranked Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) with 100% employer-matched contributions (Enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of employment).

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-716-6950.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.