Position Announcement: Tax Analyst, State of Ohio

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Tax Analyst
Ohio Department of Taxation

The Ohio Department of Taxation is responsible for the administration of individual and business taxes across the state. We emphasize a customer-focused approach to tax administration through courtesy, accuracy, responsiveness, and equitability in each interaction with Ohio taxpayers. Our Department is comprised of a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we invest in each employee through in-depth tax training, a competitive total compensation package (including medical, dental, and vision insurance), performance-based wage increases, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness incentives, work-life balance, and promotional opportunities. In addition, the Ohio Department of Taxation is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

We seek promotable, professional, and passionate candidates to fill our available positions—if this sounds like you, continue reading below to learn more about career opportunities with our Department!

The Ohio Department of Taxation’s Tax Analysis Division is seeking one (1) Tax Analyst to join their team.

A Tax Analyst acts as a tax forecaster in order to analyze proposed legislation (e.g., new tax types, alterations to existing tax types, elimination or deletions of tax types) to determine revenue impacts for the legislature, General Assembly, Governor and Legislative Services Commission. Additionally, the Tax Analyst forecasts total future state tax revenues in association with the Office of Budget & Management to determine funding for departments & agencies on a statewide, agency wide basis involving multiple billions of dollars.
The purpose of this position is to serve as a financial economist, planning and performing a wide range of government economic research and analysis. The incumbent duties to this position are as follows:

  • Evaluates the fiscal impact of current and proposed legislation on state tax receipts
  • Develops, maintains, and applies econometric models to forecast future state tax revenue
  • Conducts research on tax policy issues

The pay band for this position ranges between $21.73/hour ($45,198/year) and $61.34/hour ($127,587/year) and will be determined based on education, experience, and technical capability.

This position will report to 4485 Northland Ridge Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229.

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Section 2961 of the Ohio Revised Code prohibits individuals convicted of a felony including but not limited to fraud, deceit, or theft from holding a position that has substantial management or control over the property of a state agency. Additionally, section 5703.081 of the Ohio Revised Code requires The Department of Taxation employees to promptly file and pay tax returns. All final applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to appointments.

For more information, please contact HRStaffing@tax.state.oh.us.

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Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University

Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
Assistant Professor in Public Administration

The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Western Carolina University is searching for a nine-month tenure-track assistant professor in Public Administration. The successful candidate will contribute to our NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Affairs Program and our thriving undergraduate program in Political Science. The normal teaching load is three courses per semester and the expectation is that the candidate will teach approximately half of those courses in the MPA and half in our undergraduate program. In addition to teaching excellence, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a productive and influential research program in public administration and contribute to the department, university, region and profession through meaningful service.

Western Carolina University (WCU) is a 12,000-student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits WCU to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Western Carolina University is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement in our classrooms and in our communities. The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina. MPA courses are offered in the evenings at our instructional site in Asheville. The entire region is noted for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities. WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

The ideal candidate will have independent teaching experience at the university level, the ability to offer core and elective courses in our MPA program and in our undergraduate political science program, a promising research trajectory, and a doctorate in Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field from an accredited institution. The ability to offer courses in nonprofit management and/or budgeting and financial management is also preferred.

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit vita, cover letter (which should address teaching and research), evidence of teaching effectiveness, a research sample, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applicants must also attach copies of unofficial transcripts from the highest degree earned.

Apply Online at: http://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/11633

For more information about the department please visit our website at http://politicalscience.wcu.edu. For questions or additional information, please contact search committee chair, Dr. JoBeth Shafran, at jsshafran@email.wcu.edu

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) at the University of Connecticut seeks to fill a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2020. The Department of Public Policy is home to a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA), a Master of Public Policy (MPP), an on-line Graduate Program in Survey Research, a MPA Fellows program (an executive MPA cohort), and four graduate certificates in nonprofit management, public financial management, survey research and leadership and public management. The Department offers an undergraduate minor and allows selected students to begin taking graduate courses while undergraduates. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a strong research program in their field.

The Department of Public Policy is located on the new state-of-the-art campus in Hartford, Connecticut’s capital city. The University of Connecticut is a premier research institution, designated as a Research University/Very High research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. UConn is ranked 22nd by U.S. News & World Report among national public universities in the United States. The Department’s public affairs programs are ranked 9th  in public budgeting and finance and 47th  among public affairs programs. The Department of Public Policy has 15 full-time faculty, 200 graduate students, and 1,100 alumni.

The successful candidate’s primary teaching assignment will be to offer core and elective classes in the MPA and MPP programs, including courses in the management, design, and evaluation of nonprofit programs. The specific teaching assignment will be determined based on the interests of the candidate and the needs of the Department, and can include graduate or undergraduate classes.


Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in public administration, public policy, economics, political science, sociology, philanthropy or a related field. Candidates must have a strong record of, or strong potential for, scholarly excellence based on rigorous social science research methods. Candidates must demonstrate strong communication skills and the capability to teach courses in nonprofit management and other courses supporting our MPA, MPP, and certificate in nonprofit management curricula. Successful applicants must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. prior to the start date. Candidates already appointed at the Assistant Professor level are encouraged to apply. Applicants with advanced ABD’s will be considered at the Instructor level until their Ph.D. requirements are completed.


The ideal candidate will have a proven track record, or demonstrated potential, of scholarly success in the management, financial management, analysis, or evaluation of nonprofit organizations and programs. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of or strong potential for obtaining external research support. Strong preference will be given to applicants who are comfortable with a wide array of analytical methods. Finally, the best candidates will provide clear evidence of contributions to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience through research, teaching, and/or public engagement.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Hartford Campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at UConn’s main campus in Storrs, or online as part of their ordinary workload. The University offers a highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and recent teaching evaluations (if available), and contact information for three references (email, phone number, and mailing address) who can comment on research and teaching capabilities and accomplishments. Review of applicants will begin on October 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Any questions about the position may be sent to Mark Robbins, Search Committee Chair, Department of Public Policy at mark.robbins@uconn.edu.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020124)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff.
The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Position Announcement: Faculty, Local Government Management, University of Nebraska Omaha

Faculty Position Announcement – Local Government Management
School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha

The School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha, seeks applicants for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with an emphasis in local government management, to begin August 2020. A Ph.D. in Public Administration or a relevant field is required by the employment start date. We seek candidates who will make significant teaching and research contributions in our degree programs, including: Ph.D. in Public Administration, MPA, and Master of Science in Urban Studies. We are looking for someone whose work connects local government to broader governance issues. Preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to teach courses in municipal administration, as well as ethics and/or quantitative research methods/data analytics. The course teaching load for this position is 2:2. Candidates should also be able to teach in both face-to-face and online settings, and demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to community engagement. Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The School of Public Administration boasts a supportive and collaborative academic culture in our mission to strengthen public service in a democratice and diverse society. We are home to one of the longest-accredited MPA programs in the country, which is offered both online and on campus with an enrollment of approximately 275 students. The MPA program is ranked #8 nationally in local government management, as well as #4 in public finance and budgeting, #11 in nonprofit management, and is in the top 10% of ranked programs overall. The Master of Science in Urban Studies program attracts social entrepreneurs, urban thinkers and agents of change. Our Ph.D. in Public Administration program includes a specialization in Urban Management, and faculty regularly work with our doctoral students.

Community engagement is a strong focus for the School, which is located in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. We have an active network of local government alumni in the region, and our faculty and students work closely with the Nebraska City/County Management Association as well as the International City/County Management Association. Valuable resources are available for grant and
contract opportunities, including the Center for Public Affairs Research, the Center for Collaboration Science, and the Barbara A. Weitz Community Engagement Center.

The university and school have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University, with a student body of about 15,000. We are a metropolitan university, located in the heart of Omaha, which has a population of 463,000. The population of the eight-county metropolitan area is 943,000.

For more information, visit http://spa.unomaha.edu or contact the chair of the search committee: Dr. Carol Ebdon at cebdon@unomaha.edu.

To apply for this position, please go to http://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/9542. The application must include: current curriculum vita, a letter addressing experience and qualifications, the names and contact information for three references, teaching philosophy statement and summary of teaching evaluations, and a research writing sample.

Remembering John Mikesell

John MikesellJohn Mikesell, 2002 recipient of the Aaron Wildavsky Award and Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of the O’Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, passed away September 12th at the age of 76. Dr. Mikesell’s six-decade career as an academic, researcher, author, and advisor in public finance is among the most diverse, impressive, and contributory to the field represented by ABFM.

“There is not a subfield of public finance and budgeting where one cannot find the reach of John’s work,” said Siân Mooney, Dean of the O’Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs in a statement.

Dr. Mikesell was a relentless researcher on a variety of public finance topics, constantly publishing numerous articles and presenting at multiple conferences. He was the author of six books, and he is best known as the author of Fiscal Administration, Analysis and Applications for the Public Sector, a standard text for graduate-level study of public finance and budgeting.

“John Mikesell was a scholar’s scholar, epitomizing the academic ideal of the uncompromising pursuit of the truth for the betterment of the public,” said Justin Ross, Chair of Policy Analysis and Public Finance for the O’Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs. “He was invaluable to those in his orbit for his honest assessments, sage advice, and, above all else, friendship.”

Dr. Mikesell also worked directly with all levels of government. He served three decades with the Indiana State Revenue Forecast Technical Committee, preparing estimates of state revenues. He also served on seven missions for the World Bank, and as Chief Fiscal Economist in a fiscal reform team assisting  Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance. His service to Indiana University, where he served on faculty from 1973 to 2016, included roles as chair of the economics and finance faculty, MPA director, director of international public administration partnerships, director of professional graduate programs, and associate dean for academic affairs.

“He was a good friend and a great scholar, teacher and mentor,” said Sarah Larson, former student of Dr. Mikesell’s and Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida. “His presence in the field and my life will be missed.”

ABFM will honor this giant of our field during a special session, “Life, Work, and Legacy of John Mikesell,” at our upcoming Annual Conference on Thursday, September 26th, 4:45 p.m., in Quads 1-3 of the Washington Marriott Georgetown.

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