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Demographic Research Unit

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JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461036
Date Posted: 10/02/2018
Date Inactive: 10/24/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Chief
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Sacramento, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: J1 -- Demographic Economics
Demographics Expert
Salary Range: $7,194 - 11,924
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Chief of the Demographic Research Unit is the state’s recognized demographics expert, and oversees California’s official population estimates and projections that determine how educational and other funds are budgeted. As a member of the management team for the Department of Finance, the Chief has substantial autonomy in developing population methodologies and analysis required for research, budgeting, and planning purposes by researchers and firms in California, as well as the federal, state, and local governments. This position manages a professional staff of 14 and sets the demographic research agenda to improve the state’s understanding of population dynamics.

A key responsibility will be preparing for the 2020 Census. This includes working with partners at the Census Bureau, state government, and in research institutions. In particular, the Chief will direct the update of the state’s estimation and projection methodologies to incorporate the census benchmark and state administrative data. The position works closely with economic and revenue unit staff to ensure that forecasting assumptions are as accurate as possible. The Chief also assists the media in understanding the changing nature of demography in California, and how it fits within the U.S. and world demography. Applications are due October 24, 2018.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 10/24/2018
Application Instructions:
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
•Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
•Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
•Statement of Qualifications -
A “Statement of Qualifications” with specific information and examples of how your background meets the Minimum Qualifications, Desirable Qualifications, and Desirable Characteristics must be submitted. Further, this Statement of Qualifications must discuss your ability to perform the duties of this position. Statements must be prepared in narrative format typed to facilitate easy reading, and not exceed three pages in length with a font size no smaller than 11 point. Resumes do not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications.