Economist Position (posting through August 31, 2018)
The Virginia Department of Planning and Budget (www.dpb.virginia.gov) advises the Governor, the Governor’s staff, and cabinet secretaries on fiscal, policy, program, regulatory, and legislative issues involving state agencies and the public. Its Planning, Evaluation, and Regulation division is seeking a self-motivated, creative, and analytical individual who can use economic and econometric theory to: 1) conduct econometric forecasts of key state expenditures and related populations with a very high degree of accuracy, 2) provide professional and unbiased economic analysis of proposed regulations, and 3) assist in development of legislative, budget, regulatory, and policy recommendations to the Governor and his Cabinet.
The successful candidate must possess the following:
- Demonstrated ability to apply a comprehensive knowledge of economic theory to analyze economic or policy issues.
- Demonstrated proficiency in econometric modeling and forecasting techniques, including regression analysis, time series analysis, ARIMA modeling, and use of related software.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct empirical research and use relevant databases and literature.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals at various levels of a complex organization including the ability to clearly convey complex economic analysis to non-economists both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrated experience managing multiple work products in a team environment under aggressive deadlines with minimal supervision.
- Undergraduate degree with coursework in economics, political science, statistics, mathematics, finance, or related field; or, an equivalent combination of professional level training and experience.
Additionally, any of the following characteristics are preferred:
- Advanced degree in economics or related field. A Ph.D. is strongly preferred.
- Advanced knowledge of cost-benefit analysis.
- Direct experience or training in economic analysis of regulations or statutes.
To be considered for this position, the applicant must submit a completed application, along with a resume, and a cover letter. Failure to submit a completed application, resume, and cover letter will result in an applicant not being considered for the position.
Please note: You must use the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Central Job Board to apply for this position. You can access the system through the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (www.dhrm.virginia.gov) at: https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp.
Public Policy Analyst
Research and Collective Bargaining
United Staff Union – Grade 10
Salary: $84,874 – $127,315
Job Code: U2118
This position is responsible for analyzing and formulating health and social policy issues and legislation at the federal, state and local levels; for assessing the impact of proposed policy changes on members and the public; and for developing short and long-range initiatives which advance member interests. Mainly covers health care and the social service field, which encompasses a number of specialty areas including Medicaid programs; Affordable Care Act and other health care coverage programs; behavioral health; mental health, developmental disabilities and deinstitutionalization; public hospitals and accreditation; acute care facilities; nursing and boarding homes; in home custodial and health care; public health services; child protective services; foster care; immigration policy; welfare and public assistance; workforce development, unemployment insurance and employment services; child care and Head Start; and food assistance programs. This position is responsible for analyzing and formulating policy issues and legislation at the federal, state and local levels; for assessing the impact of proposed policy changes on members and the public; for developing short and long-range initiatives which advance member interests; and for analyzing public health care budgets and institution finances.
· Provides direct assistance to affiliates and councils in area(s) of concentration to conduct fact finding assignments, analyses of state and local legislative initiatives, writes testimony, develops strategies and issues for campaigns, analyzes and promotes job standards. Implements and follows through on all assistance offered.
· Keeps current with state and local statutes and conditions that impact on assigned area, as well as the economic impact that federal laws, funding and regulatory actions have on the states.
· Performs such analyses as day-to-day economic developments, briefings for press conferences and other public appearances; background information on state and local economic and fiscal conditions; analyses on issues affecting the administration of public programs including the impact of technology, program reorganization and outsourcing on AFSCME members.
· Prepares reports which outline and critique the issues, proposes options with implications, recommends best course of action and viable alternatives. Analyzes and writes comments in response to national proposed rulemaking.
· Develops allies and works with coalitions including community, religious and labor groups.
Works in the field on organizing and political campaigns, sometimes for extended periods.
· Works directly with affiliate officials and members, state legislators, advocates and policy professionals.
· Serves in an advisory/fact-finding capacity to affiliates, public officials and interested community and labor groups.
· Alerts affiliates to emerging trends and specific legislative/legal actions with suggested courses of action to consider.
· Prepares and presents testimony before congress and state legislative committees and panels.
· Represents AFSCME at policy making meetings locally and around the country.
· Speaks at international, state and regional conferences on issues. Conducts seminars and workshops on specific topics of interest. Also serves as a conference panelist sponsored by outside organizations.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, with major course work in economics, health care policy, finance, public policy or public administration.
A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience. The above qualifications or any combination of equivalent education or experience made be demonstrated by providing the following knowledge, skills and abilities.
Knowledge of health care, public finance, public administration, public policy issues procedures and processes governing federal, state and local governments.
Knowledge of unions and their internal and external working relationships.
Familiar with the various interest groups involved in relevant policy issues.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with AFSCME officials, councils, affiliates, the public and established partnerships.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work independently on projects and complex tasks.
TRAVEL HOURS & WORK:
Travel and extended work hours may be required.
Internal candidates please submit bids to Shakeem Boone at email@example.com, in the Human Resources Department.
Posting Date: August 2, 2018
Closing Date: August 9, 2018
AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
The Department of Economics, University of California, Riverside, is seeking to fill several one-quarter temporary teaching positions (Lecturer) for the 2018/2019 academic year.
Qualified applicants will have an M.A. and possess a strong commitment to teaching. The salary is $6,081.39 per course for a Lecturer position. The filling of the positions are subject to budgetary approval and enrollment in the course.
Applications are welcome from persons qualified to teach:
Economics 101, Statistics for Economics
Economics 103, Intermediate Macroeconomics
Economics 105A & 105B, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Economics 107, Introductory Econometrics
Economics 119, Law and Economics
Economics 123, American Economic History
Economics 129, Health Economics
Economics 130, Introduction to Money, Banking and Credit
Economics 132, Public Finance
Economics 135, The Stock Market
Economics 136, Empirical Financial Economics
Economics 143A, Environmental Economics
Economics 146, Urban Economics
Economics 148, Land and Resource Economics
Economics 151, Economics of Education
Economics 153, Labor Economics
Economics 155,Women’s Labor in the Economy
Economics 171, International Finance
Economics 178, International Trade
Economics 181, Economic Development: Theory and Policy
Economics 185, Economic Development in Latin America
Interested candidates should submit electronic applications to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00952. Complete applications must include a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations, a statement of contributions to diversity, and two letters of recommendation. Optional statements of Research or Teaching may also be considered. Applications and supporting material received by the closing dates will receive full consideration.
The closing dates for completed applications are as follows: Fall Quarter: August 24, 2018
Winter Quarter: November 2, 2018
Spring Quarter: February 1, 2019
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
The University of California, Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Sarah Lawrence Economics, Full Time Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the assistant professor level, supported by the John A. Hill Chair in economics, to begin fall 2019. Sarah Lawrence is a small liberal arts college with a unique pedagogy based on small classes and individual tutorials; interdisciplinary work is a central component of the curriculum.
We are seeking an economist with expertise in a range of fields including environmental/ecological economics, microeconomics, and quantitative methods. The successful candidate will be familiar with both mainstream and heterodox economic theory; we are particularly
interested in applicants whose work emphasizes historical and institutional approaches. All members of the economics department are expected to teach courses in introductory and intermediate level theory and history of economic thought on a rotating basis.
A Ph.D. in economics or a closely allied interdisciplinary field must be completed by the time of appointment and evidence of successful teaching experience is required.
The application should include the following: a cover letter; a statement of educational philosophy; a statement of teaching and research interests; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; course descriptions and syllabi for environmental/ecological economics
and intermediate microeconomics; a sample of scholarly writing; and graduate transcript(s). Deadline for receipt of applications is October 26 2018.
To apply, go to http://slc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1049
For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our Web site at:
SLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to achieving a racially and culturally diverse community.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President serves as chief executive officer of the Institute. The President is charged with ensuring an excellent research program and enhancing the visibility and impact of the Institute with policymakers, practitioners, the academic community, quality media, and the public. This individual will lead the continued visioning, strategy, and implementation for the next phase of the Institute’s development. The ideal candidate will have experience working with research colleagues and directing research programs; institutional leadership skills; and a track record of productive partnerships and alliances.
Based upon your background, experience, and research in the areas of resources inequities and social policies.
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP
1400 North Providence Road, Suite 3500
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Water policy fellow at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
APPLY NOW: Deadline Aug 13, 2018: Two-year research fellowships in Washington DC
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is hiring for two research fellowship opportunities in the Center for Policy Analysis and Research. Please encourage interested applicants to apply.
These two-year long fellowships will begin in the Fall of 2018 and offer publication opportunities, speaking engagements, policy programming, and national exposure. For more information, click on the links below. The deadline is Aug 13, 2018. Should you have questions, you may contact Dr. Menna Demessie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water Infrastructure and Workforce Fellow
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Fellow
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation extended the application deadline for the Water Infrastructure & Workforce Fellow to August 13. Please circulate to your networks to identify strong candidates: https://www.cbcfinc.org/learn-about-us/join-cbcf-team/cbcf-water-infrastructure-and-workforce-fellow
We have openings for three full-time open-rank faculty lines in Accounting, Finance/Economics and Human Resource Management/Management starting Fall 2019. Provided below are links for those job postings: