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

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Supervises a small professional staff by interviewing and hiring, training, disciplining, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Develops state econometric models to project state revenue and employment figures by incorporating statewide financial employment information into complex econometric formulas. Prepares state revenue forecasts based on the information generated by the state econometric models and approves adjustments to the models as needed, edits and publishes findings in a monthly financial journal, and provides commentary and economic expertise to press contacts related to the monthly revenue reports and the official revenue forecast. Provides or presents tax research information to state agencies, elected and public officials, and the Legislative Council Tax Research Office. Provides expertise to the Governor’s Office in tax analysis and the economic outlook, advises the Governor and senior staff in an economic advisory capacity. Responds to inquiries from the press, state officials, and the general public verbally and in a written format. Develops and approves research studies and analyses of existing and proposed tax laws affecting revenue generation, analyzes results, and determines revisions in revenue forecasts based on variances in fiscal data. 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. Represents the DFA Director on various boards and commissions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of 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 and executive branches, 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 effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in economics, statistics, business administration or a related field; plus eight years of progressively more responsible experience in economic or revenue forecasting, including five years in a managerial capacity.

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