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GIS Lead Analyst - Tax Policy Specialist 3

Tumwater, WA, USA
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The Department of Revenue is responsible for maintaining a tax research section. The Research and Fiscal Analysis division (RFA) conducts constant observation and investigation of the effectiveness and adequacy of revenue laws of this state in order to assist the Governor, the Legislature, and the Director in estimation of revenue, analysis of tax measures, and determination of the administrative feasibility of proposed tax legislation.

RFA is looking for an accomplished Geographic Information System (GIS) professional to help the division to utilize GIS software to conduct tax revenue analysis by geographic area. This position will work with other RFA analysts, the agency's GIS team, and other state, local and tribal government staff to develop tax simulation, econometric, and forecasting models to predict tax collections by geographic area.

Revenue is a dynamic learning organization where you will experience a remarkable work-life balance, amazing leadership and talented co-workers ready and focused to achieve the agency's goals. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences. We employ and serve people of all backgrounds including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans. This unique culture promotes a professional family of cohesive groups maximizing potential through opportunity. Visit this link to find out more about Revenue and read what our employees have to say about working here.

Candidate screening will begin as early as September 22, 2021 and the hiring authority may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time after. It will be to the applicant's advantage to submit materials as soon as possible.

Please review the opportunity details below and forward this message to others you feel may be qualified.

As the GIS Lead Analyst, you will serve as the lead in providing expert level GIS support and services for the Department and RFA. This includes coordinating with other divisions and state agencies to obtain and develop GIS data for taxes administered by the Department. You will also be involved in or responsible for the creation of spatial data, maps, and boundaries of taxing areas within the state.

Central to this position are the following activities:

Conducting fiscal impact analysis for the agency, other state agencies and the tribes with respect to tax compacting.
Conducting tax and economic impact studies of major importance for the agency and other state agencies, including the implementation, direction, and review of all aspects of a study to include the assessment of impacts and policy implications from the agency perspective.
Preparing fiscal notes and other economic and fiscal impact analyses on proposed excise tax law changes and economic policy issues for the Legislature, the Office of Financial Management (OFM), and the Governor's office.

A Bachelor’s degree in economics, public finance or closely allied field AND five (5) years of demonstrable experience with GIS tools such as ESRI ArcGIS 10.6.x and/or ArcGIS Pro 2.4 or above; or equivalent combination of education/experience.

Note: A Master’s degree or equivalent in a Ph.D. program in economics, public finance or closely allied field will substitute for two (2) years of experience. A Ph.D. degree in economics, public finance or closely allied field will substitute for three (3) years of experience.

In addition to the above qualifications preferred applicants will possess:

GISP Certification.
Experience in R, and/or Python/Notebooks for data-modeling.
Experience programming in SAS and SQL.
Knowledge of regression analysis/applied statistics.
Knowledge of economics, project management, the legislative process, and Washington’s tax system.
A successful candidate must be dedicated to developmental and continual learning while also demonstrating competencies in the areas of:
Written and verbal communication. Interpersonal skills.
Planning and organization.
Data collection and presentation.
Fiscal analysis.
Project planning.
Leadership and accountability.

To be considered:
Complete the online application in detail, as it will be used as your initial resume.
Attach a cover letter explaining how you meet the qualifications listed.

Note - Incomplete applications and applications received without requested documents may be disqualified.

To take advantage of Veteran's preference please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or your NGB-22. Please black out your social security number and date of birth prior to attaching.

Apply online here or via email to

Washington State Department of Revenue
6500 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA, 98501 USA
Washington State Department of Revenue on LinkedIn


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