Economist. The Independent Budget Office is seeking an economist with a keen interest in public policy. IBO is a NYC government agency providing impartial, nonpartisan information on and the city budget, tax revenues, and the economy to elected officials and citizens. The Economics and Taxes team conducts quantitative research on the city’s economy and taxes, generates economic and tax revenue forecasts, and responds to requests for information and analysis from IBO’s constituents, which include elected officials, citizen and community groups, the media, business associations, labor unions, academics, and others.
Candidates with a background in public finance, tax policy analysis, an understanding of the New York City economy and/or detailed knowledge of one or more of the leading sectors in the city's tax base are strongly preferred. Graduate-level applied research in economics, public policy and related fields or equivalent work experience is neccessary. Experience in an applied research organization and writing for a policy-oriented audience a plus.
Candidates should be detail-oriented and able to demonstrate skills in quantitative research and policy analysis. Commitment to impartial and independent research is essential. Must be comfortable working in a collaborative environment, juggling multiple tasks, and interacting with a variety of stakeholders on relevant city issues. Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines is critical.
- How to apply
To apply, please forward a resume and cover letter to email@example.com or fax to 212-442-0350 by May 25. No phone calls please.
IBO is an equal opportunity employer. New York City residency is required for candidates with less than two years of city service; others may reside in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam, or Westchester counties. Salaries are commensurate with experience and competitive with other government agencies; an excellent benefits package is also provided.
Foreign nationals must have a valid permanent resident card ("green card")
or renewable work permit. Qualified applicants will be contacted. All
resumes will be kept on file for one year.