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This Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Assistant Tax Research Administrator is responsible for assisting and providing support to the DFA Director’s Office related

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Supervises a small professional staff interviewing, hiring, training, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Assists in preparing state revenue forecasts based on the information generated by the state econometric models, approves adjustments to the models as needed, and edits and publishes findings in a monthly financial journal. Develops state econometric models to project state revenue and employment figures by incorporating statewide financial employment information into complex econometric formulas. Assists in developing and maintaining budget data processing systems and programs by analyzing requirements of the budget system, recommending needed modifications, evaluating impact on existing systems, monitoring system and program utilization. Provides tax research information to state agencies, elected and public officials, and the Legislative Council Tax Research Office, provides directives to the Governor’s Office in tax analysis and economic projections, and guidance to the Governor and senior staff in an economic advisory capacity. Oversees the preparation of monthly, annual, and biennial reports regarding economic conditions and state revenue forecasts and assesses need for revisions in existing state tax laws. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource management, organizational management, and public administration. Knowledge of the theories and principles of economics, forecasting, and statistical analysis. Knowledge of regional economic research and macroeconomic forecasting. Knowledge of Arkansas tax laws and revenue collections. Ability to analyze data, plan outcomes, and determine revisions needed in revenue forecasts. Ability to read and interpret tax laws and recommend revisions. Ability to prepare and provide tax information to state agencies, the legislative branch, the executive branch, the press, and the general public. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to plan and direct the work of others. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, business administration or a related area; plus six years of progressively more responsible experience in economic or revenue forecasting, including three years in a professional managerial or supervisory capacity.

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