Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.
The Iowa Department of Revenue’s Research and Policy Division is currently seeking a fiscal and policy analyst senior to assist the Research Bureau in a variety of duties including: tax credit evaluation and administration, fiscal estimates, statistical reporting, and revenue forecasting. The Research and Policy Division is responsible for:
Tax credit evaluation and administration
Revenue and economic forecasting and briefings
Policy development and oversight
External communications and presentations
Legislative agenda development
In this position you will be responsible for:
Prepare fiscal impact estimates for proposed changes to the tax code with a focus on corporation and individual income tax. This involves reviewing existing law and administrative rules; developing an appropriate estimation methodology, incorporating state of the art econometric techniques and modeling tools; calculating the estimate; and drafting correspondence to present and explain the estimate.
Complete a tax credit evaluation study, including an analysis of the credit’s policy purposes and effects, for the Legislative Tax Expenditure Committee and the general public.
Serve as the co-lead on projects related to the development of Iowa economic forecasting models and revenue forecasting models. Serve as an econometrics consultant for Department staff and other departments of State government.
Assist in the preparation of tax receipt and refund forecasts, using the individual income tax micro model and other analytical tools. Assist in updating and enhancing the individual income tax micro model annually.
Preference will be given to candidates who can clearly describe and/or demonstrate the following:
Education, expertise, and experience in conducting research, providing written analyses, and presenting orally
Education, expertise, and experience in conducting analyses of large data sets
Education, expertise, and experience using statistical or data analytical software such as R, SAS, and SPSS
Employer Highlights- The Iowa Department of Revenue is a well-respected employer. We are focused on providing excellent customer service, while offering a wonderful team atmosphere, work-life balance, free parking, and casual attire. We offer a flexible working environment and opportunities to work from home with the ability to work from anywhere in the State of Iowa as long as it is your primary residence. We have a great total compensation package for all of our full-time employees, including:
Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)
Retirement Investors Club (RIC)
Flexible Working Environment- Work from Home Opportunities
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Paid Holidays (9 days/year)
Flexible Spending Accounts
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Questions? The mission of the Iowa Department of Revenue is to serve Iowans and support the state government by collecting all taxes required by law, but no more. Our strength is driven by the skills, talents, and diversity of our people. We value and promote diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business and at every level of our organization. If you’re looking for a career with an organization that values its employees and customers, you’ve come to the right place.
Supplemental Information At the Iowa Department of Revenue, we value employee safety first and foremost. This is why we will use every resource possible to ensure this hiring process stays within the current guidelines related to COVID-19. If selected to move forward, please be aware that at this time interviews will be conducted virtually using a webcam teleconferencing method.
Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:
Seven years of full-time professional-level work experience in budget analysis, financial management, accounting, law, or management analysis work.
All of the following (a, b, and c):
One year of full-time professional-level work experience in budget analysis, financial management, accounting, law, or management analysis work; and
A total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience; and
A total of two years of graduate-level education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where twenty-four semester hours of accredited graduate college or university course work in public or business administration, law, economics, finance, or accounting equals one year of full-time experience.