This is a senior-level professional position accountable for developing, leading, and conducting complex research studies; assessing the impact of proposed legislation; and presenting findings to state and federal agencies, senior policy makers, the Legislature, the Governor, and staff, in an effort to inform policy decisions. Employees perform and review economic analysis and research in areas such as: public utility operation and energy supply; natural resources usage and the impacts/feasibility of renewable energy applications; and changes in demographics, or health issues and associated public policy. Employee supervision includes hire recommendations, training, planning and assigning work, performance assessment, coaching, and progressive discipline.
In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of the legal framework, public policy, and theories of assigned area, and of supply and demand patterns and their relation to economic forecasting. Skill in conducting or leading research studies and/or projects. Ability to develop and present economic analysis of alternative policy scenarios and strategies, to delegate work assignment responsibilities, and organize, direct, and evaluate the work of staff.
Bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree and 2-4 years of experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)