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Economist
Price : Please contact
Date listed : 2009-Jun-04
Forecast major county revenues, including but not limited to property taxes, sales tax (general, transit, mental health, and criminal justice), real estate excise taxes, and investment pool yield and balances.​

Develop an annual work plan for the office which will be approved by the Forecast Council.​

Administer the Office of Economic and Financial Analysis, including the hiring of staff, preparing an annual OEFA budget recommendation to the Forecast Council, and adminstering the office budget as adopted by the County Council.​

Supervise office staff (1.​5 FTE\'s - an Assistant Economist and an administrative support position).​

Work with agencies across the government, including Executive, Departmental, County Council staff, and other jurisdictions, to develop and implement financial models, spreadsheets and databases to support the forecasting responsibilities of the office.​

Manage financial models, statistical tools, processes, databases and reporting systems necessary to prepare revenue forecasts.​

Estimate and forecast key economic indicators, including inflation, employment, and construction activity.​

Analyze and clearly communicate complex ideas and information to non-financial managers, elected officials, program stakeholders and the public.​

Interact with elected officials and external agencies, providing direct or indirect briefings for the County Executive, County Council, city representatives, other external entities and/​or staff.​

Assist departmental staff in the development of revenue forecasts.​

Identify and assess information and data management systems requirements and improvements needed to improve forecasting methods and processes.​

Provide requested economic and forecasting work requested as part of formalizing the annual county state and federal legislative agendas.​

Track and monitor pending local, state and federal legislation affecting the county revenues.​  Analysis of state legislation is often performed on an expedited basis, both before passage and before gubernatorial consideration.​

Prepare detailed economic and revenue reports for inclusion in the annual executive proposed budget and other periodic publications for internal and external audiences.​

Other duties as may be assigned by the Forecast Council.​

 

To apply send an e-mail to sheila.​roehm@​kingcounty.​gov

The e-mail must include the following required forms and materials as attachments:

    * A King County application form
    * Resume
    * Letter of interest detailing your background and describing how you meet or exceed the qualifications
    * A professional writing sample, not to exceed 10 pages.​

 

Applications may be obtained at the Human Resources Division, 500 4th Ave, Rm 450, Seattle between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm or downloaded from our web site at: www.​kingcounty.​gov/​jobs.​aspx

 

Application reviews will begin on May 13, the application process will remain open until the position is filled.​





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