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Organization: Minnesota Department of Revenue
Title: Research Analyst Intermediate
Location: St. Paul, MN
Application Deadline: 2017-10-20
Posted: 2017-10-03

Position Description:

Research Analyst Intermediate
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 09/28/2017
Closing Date: 10/20/2017
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Revenue Department/ Revenue (inc Assessors)-MAPE
Division/Unit: Tax Research / Tax Research
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $19.97 - $29.00/hourly; $41,697 - $60,552/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Association of Professional Employees/MAPE
FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

*To determine if you meet the qualifications, apply online and submit additional information as described in the "How to Apply" section below. Failure to respond by the closing date of the posting or sending incomplete information may eliminate you from further consideration.

This position is responsible for tax research and analysis. Duties include developing revenue estimates and forecasting the impact of proposed changes in tax laws, creating spreadsheets and databases, and creating and running tax models. It is also responsible for conducting studies and analyses of state tax and related budget issues, and for writing reports.


Minimum Qualifications:
Experience/education must meet ONE of the following requirements:.
1.Two years of professional experience working with taxes, conducting research, or quantitative analysis work.
2.A Bachelor's degree in Economics or a closely related field that includes research and quantitative training and one year of experience described above.
3.A Master's degree in Economics, Public Policy or closely related field that includes research and quantitative training OR
4.Equivalent combination of analysis experience and education as listed above.

Applicants who meet the above requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:

Ability to work on multiple projects under tight deadlines.
Human relations skills sufficient to work with others on projects.

Preferred Qualifications:
Computer training or experience with SAS, SPSS, SQL or equivalent software to conduct quantitative or statistical analysis.
Training or experience developing models or conducting modeling activities.
Successful participation of the State of Minnesota Star of the North Fellowship program

Physical Requirements
Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes, accounting records, laptop computer, and portable printer.

Additional Requirements
Applicants invited to interview will be asked to provide a copy of their transcript.

Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted. This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history. All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Step 1: To view the job posting, go to the State Careers website at www.mn.gov/careers, then enter Job ID 16613 in Keywords search. Your application must contain sufficient detail to determine qualifications. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

Step 2: Prepare a written response to the item listed below and email it to sonja.fink@state.mn.us. Please limit your response to no more than one page. Failure to respond by the closing date of the posting or sending incomplete information may eliminate you from further consideration.

1) Describe how your experience and training meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated above. Please provide specific examples of work responsibilities, accomplishments, training, and courses taken.

2) Briefly describe a school or work-related project where you used quantitative analysis or statistics (or both). Include what steps were taken and the outcome.

3) List any training or experience not described above using computer software for creating spreadsheets, data manipulations, statistical analysis, or writing computer programs. Include what software you used, the frequency you used it, and for what purpose.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.


If you have questions about the position, contact Sonja Fink at sonja.fink@state.mn.us or 651/556-6667.