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Senior Forecasting Analyst

Posted: 2/21/2017 (Employment)

This is an immediate opening for a population projection and estimate analyst with applied experience in state and local demography. The ideal candidate will have experience using advanced demographic techniques to develop databases and models and in independently conducting research to support statutorily required estimates and forecasts. The Population Unit operation focuses on team work and cross training. This position will be part of certain team(s) that produces a variety of estimates and forecasts with the emphasis on OFM’s official population estimates, state and county total population and characteristics forecasts, and small area population and demographic estimates. The ideal candidate will have SAS and/or GIS skills and be able to lead and participate in coding complex demographic models. The following duties also may be considered for this position with internal adjustment of responsibilities: guide efforts to help the public and state and local governments to properly use federal census and survey data; conduct senior-level demographic research needed by the OFM Director, Governor and Legislature to support budget and policy development; and work closely with the Senior Forecast Manager in the development of population estimates and forecasts by race and ethnicity. This position has certain lead responsibilities within OFM, as well as with other local, state and federal agencies, in coordinating data acquisition, method development and evaluation in population programs.

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Location: Olympia, WA