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Job Title: Financial Economist      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:191043
Agency:Department of Revenue
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

This position requires professional level performance and expertise in economics, econometrics, and statistical research and analysis, including:  researching, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data from local, national and international sources;  analyzing effects of taxes, incentives and fiscal policy on state taxpayers and/or state expenditures; prepare, reporting and presenting results in clear, concise and diplomatic manner.  Reports, suitable for publication, are prepared based on statutory requirements and in response to inquiries from the Governor, legislators or staff, other state agencies, and the general public. The position operates under direction of the Research Director, and will perform other tasks as assigned.

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SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:  KBI check due to access to Federal Tax Information files in KDOR systems.


Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at  
A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199. 

Your application will be considered incomplete if an ACTUAL COPY of your Certificate is not submitted within 48 hours after the posting closes.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s degree in business, public finance, accounting, statistics, public administration or economics and three years’ experience collecting evaluating, studying and reporting statistical economic, fiscal, budget, legislative or administrative data. Additional experience in the areas listed above may be substituted for the required education and determined relevant by the agency.
Computer skills:  Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, SAS

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelors Degree in economics or related field, Masters Degree or Ph.D in Economics or related field.  At least four years work experience in field of economics.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  State of Kansas Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume and Transcripts.  Final candidate(s) will be subject to background check.  Your application will be considered incomplete and you will not be considered for this vacancy unless you submit those items indicated.  Be sure to include at least two supervisory references on your employment application. Include the requisition number and job title of this posting on ALL correspondence, including e-mail.

TO APPLY:  If you have not done so already, please register your personal data with the State of Kansas at Application materials may be submitted online, mailed to KDOR Recruitment, 109 SW 9th St, Topeka, KS 66612-1588, faxed in to (785) 296-1107 or emailed to If questions, please contact recruiter at (785) 296-3077.  PLEASE NOTE:  Only the application can be submitted through the State of Kansas online process.  All other application materials (resume, cover letter, tax clearance, etc.  need to be either mailed, faxed or emailed directly to KDOR as per above.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:  To be successful, candidate is expected to routinely perform the position tasks with limited supervision.

PROCESS FOR SELECTION:  Upon receipt of your complete application packet, an evaluation of your qualifications will be conducted and your status based on the established minimum requirements, necessary special requirements, if applicable, and preferred selection criteria for the specific vacancy will be determined.  Based on your ranking in comparison with other applicants, you may/may not be referred for further consideration and/or possible interview.  If you are not selected for the vacancy, you will be notified within 30 days of the position being filled.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION POLICY STATEMENT:  The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ensures you the right to reasonable accommodations. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the State of Kansas. Arrangements will be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation for completing an application form, interviewing or any other part of the employment process. It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the KDOR Recruitment Office at 785-296-3077.

LOCATION:  Research & Analysis, Mills Building, Topeka, Kansas
Regular Hours of work:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hours of work may be negotiable

This is an Unclassified position. 
$66,000 annually; can vary depending upon experience and qualifications.

DEADLINE:  All Application Requirements must be received by the posted deadline to be considered.

Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Biweekly   

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