Senior Research Economist

Senior Research Economist

SER Senior Research Analyst

Regular/full-time

Department of Finance

Intergovernmental Finance, Finance Policy and Corporate Service

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39092

Salary(s):   SER $75,841.00 – $101,204.00 per year

Closing Date:   May 5, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Finance Policy and Legislation Division provides research and analysis to government with respect to national and provincial economic, fiscal and statistical matters; taxation policy and programs; and intergovernmental fiscal arrangements.  The division supports the minister, deputy minister and department on corporate and financial services, policy matters, issues management, legislation, regulation, and executive management strategic planning. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
  • Must be able to work overtime as required.
  • Must be able to travel within the province and nationally on occasion by air and ground transportation.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Post-secondary education degree in economics, statistics or related discipline with an emphasis on research methods in social sciences. Master’s degree is preferred.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Significant experience preparing economic, fiscal and policy analysis.  
  • Experience using quantitative analysis research methods, and ability to develop and apply complex models for forecasting.
  • Experience managing and coordinating projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a cooperative and collaborative manner with colleagues and a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external. 
  • Excellent written communication skills, including drafting documents for decision makers and correspondence.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to develop and deliver presentations, and communicate complex information to various audiences. 

Desired:

  • Base level knowledge of financial and accounting concepts.
  • Experience leading, and/or participating on, intergovernmental policy research committees.
  • Experience in analyzing, developing, reviewing and managing intergovernmental agreements/arrangements. 

Duties:
The Senior Research Economist is the provincial technical specialist whose primary responsibility is providing analysis and advice related to federal provincial fiscal arrangements, with a particular emphasis on the major federal transfer programs. Among many other duties, the Senior Research Economist represents Manitoba’s interests on federal, provincial and territorial, and provincial/territorial Finance committees of officials. The Senior Research Economist is also responsible for monitoring major revenue payments from the federal government, including major federal transfer payments and tax collection agreement payments for personal income tax and corporation income tax, providing analyses of current federal transfer program developments, maintaining comprehensive data bases, and developing and running quantitative analytical models.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39092

Service Centre 3

Human Resource Services

600-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-8819

Fax: 204-948-3382

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We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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