The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute is seeking a senior research
economist. This position does the following:
Conducts research in areas of economics and public policy,
including regional economics, economic impact analyses, economic
development, and public finance. Collaborates with a professional
staff on research projects. Presents data and analysis to business
and community leaders, media, and the public at large.
Disclaimer: This job description has been
designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed
by employees within this classification. It is not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees
assigned to the job.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN30099B 01599 - The Policy
$75,000 – $125,000, based on experience
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Conduct economic research projects, includes project oversight
to ensure research projects meet the expected goals, budgets, and
time-frames. Assist with preparation of the Economic Report to the
Governor, macroeconomic forecasts, estimates of consumer
sentiments, and public policy performance measures.
- Present data and analysis at conferences, meetings, and to the
- Mentor staff members, providing methodological and other
guidance where needed.
- Assist with and attend quarterly advisory council meetings, and
the Utah Economic Council and the Economic Club of Utah
The problems and solutions encountered by this position vary
depending on the area and structure of the department. This
position frequently addresses problematic situations and often acts
a mediator or a negotiator. A major task for this position is to
understand the needs of the customers and determine what products
and services should be provided to meet those needs.
Comments The incumbent must be proficient in
making daily operational decisions in assigned area to ensure
compliance of current regulations and guidelines.
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute subscribes to five
committable core values. We call them committable values because we
make serious personnel and project decisions based on these values.
We call them core because we integrate them into everything we do.
They are internal values, but are reflected externally in the
products and services we provide to the community. Taken together,
our committable core values define who we are, how we conduct
ourselves, and what comprises our work culture.
Responsibility to the community
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute exists to serve Utah and
help our state prosper. While we make a contribution to regional,
national and international public policy issues, we focus on
assisting communities of interest within our state make informed
Research integrity and relevance
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute adheres to ethical
principles and professional standards essential for responsible
research. We value independent, relevant, meaningful, and
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute holds employees responsible
for being continually productive in the work setting, being
fiscally responsible, and delivering high quality products and
services to the community, university, Eccles School, donors, and
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute actively partners with
people and organizations on campus and in the community to achieve
our vision and mission. We believe teamwork among our staff will
provide the best research and foster success.
Positive and passionate
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute employs people who are
deeply committed to their craft and contribute to a positive and
respectful work environment. We seek a congenial workplace where
individual differences are both respected and celebrated, and we
have fun along the way.
Master’s degree in economics, business, public policy, or a
related area, or equivalency required; plus four years of
experience; knowledge of the Utah and US economies; demonstrated
leadership; and effective communication skills also required.
This position is not responsible for providing patient care.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the
essential functions of the job as outlined in the position
PREFERENCES: Experience with REMI PI+
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in
the application process will be provided to individuals with
disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365
(V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation.
The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.