GIS Analyst – Tax Policy Specialist 3 job vacancy in State of Washington Dept. of Revenue (Tumwater, WA)

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Company name : State of Washington Dept. of Revenue
Location : Tumwater, WA
Position : GIS Analyst – Tax Policy Specialist 3

Description :

This non-permanent opportunity is expected to last until June 30, 2023.

The Department of Revenue is responsible for maintaining a tax research section. The
Research and Fiscal Analysis division (RFA) conducts constant observation and investigation of the effectiveness and adequacy of revenue laws of this state in order to assist the Governor, the Legislature, and the Director in estimation of revenue, analysis of tax measures, and determination of the administrative feasibility of proposed tax legislation.

RFA is looking for an accomplished Geographic Information System (GIS) professional to help the division to utilize GIS software to conduct tax revenue analysis by geographic area. This position will work with other RFA analysts, the agency’s GIS team, and other state, local and tribal government staff to develop tax simulation, econometric, and forecasting models to predict tax collections by geographic area.

is a dynamic learning organization where you will experience a remarkable work-life balance, amazing leadership and talented co-workers ready and focused to achieve the agency’s goals. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences. We employ and serve people of all backgrounds including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans. This unique culture promotes a professional family of cohesive groups maximizing potential through opportunity. Visit this link to find out more about Revenue and read what our employees have to say about working here.

The hiring manager may start screening applicants as early as
August 24, 2022
and make a hiring decision at any time after. It will be to your advantage to submit materials as soon as possible.

Please review the opportunity details below and forward this message to others you feel may be qualified.


As a GIS Analyst, you will provide expert level GIS support and services for the department and RFA. This includes coordinating with other divisions and state agencies to obtain and develop GIS data for taxes administered by the department. Central to this position are the following activities:

Conducting tax and economic impact studies of major importance for the agency and other state agencies, including the implementation, direction, and review of all aspects of a study to include the assessment of impacts and policy implications from the agency perspective.
Preparing fiscal notes and other economic and fiscal impact analyses on proposed excise tax law changes and economic policy issues for the Legislature, the Office of Financial Management (OFM), and the Governor’s office.


A Bachelor’s degree in economics, public finance or closely allied field AND five (5) years of demonstrable experience with GIS tools such as ESRI ArcGIS 10.6.x and/or ArcGIS Pro 2.4 or above; or equivalent combination of education/experience. Note: A Master’s degree or equivalent in a Ph.D. program in economics, public finance or closely allied field will substitute for two (2) years of experience. A Ph.D. degree in economics, public finance or closely allied field will substitute for three (3) years of experience. In addition to the above qualifications preferred applicants will possess:

GISP Certification.
Experience in R, and/or Python/Notebooks for data-modeling.
Experience programming in SAS and SQL.
Knowledge of regression analysis/applied statistics.
Knowledge of economics, project management, the legislative process, and Washington’s tax system.

A successful candidate must be dedicated to developmental and continual learning while also demonstrating competencies in the areas of:

Written and verbal communication. Interpersonal skills.
Planning and organization.
Data collection and presentation.
Fiscal analysis.
Project planning.
Leadership and accountability.

To be considered:

Complete the online application in detail, as it will be used as your initial resume.
Attach a cover letter explaining how you meet the qualifications listed.

Note – Incomplete applications and applications received without requested documents may be disqualified.

To take advantage of Veteran’s preference please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or your NGB-22. Please black out your social security number and date of birth prior to attaching.


Hello, my name is Patrick and I will be assisting with this announcement. As a 20-year Army veteran, I understand the difficulty finding an enjoyable career with a work-life balance. At Revenue, we pride ourselves connecting talented individuals with opportunity and would like to answer any questions you have. Please contact any part of the Staffing team at or give me a call
(360) 704-5738.

Supplemental Information

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14, state employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Your vaccine status will be verified after a conditional job offer is made. If you need accommodation information after your conditional job offer, please reach out to the Human Resources Office at

At Revenue, we put employee safety first and foremost. This is why we will use every resource possible to ensure this hiring process stays within the current guidelines related to COVID-19. If selected to move forward, please be aware interviews will be conducted virtually using a webcam teleconferencing method.

The Human Resource Division may use referrals from this recruitment to help fill future similar vacancies for six months.

This position has been designated as a user of Federal Tax Information (FTI) provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In order to use this information, you will need to:

~Pass the required background check which requires:

FBI National background check (fingerprinting required)
Local law enforcement check (places where you have lived in WA for the last 5 years)
Verification of your ability to work in this country

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Department of Revenue and the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

The Department of Revenue is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and offer a respectful, inclusive culture for people with disabilities, as well as members of all protected groups and statuses. We encourage you to apply.

If you need help during the application process, please call the Human Resources Office at 360-704-5731. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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