Research Associate

The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) is accepting applications for a Research Associate to focus on public policy issues affecting local governments in Tennessee. TACIR’s research, evaluations, and technical assistance enable state and local government officials to unravel complex issues and make creative, informed policy and program decisions. Please see our website at https://www.tn.gov/tacir.html for more information about the Commission. Please check https://www.tn.gov/hr/employees1/benefits.html for links to information about job benefits with the State of Tennessee.

Applicants must have an earned graduate degree to be considered. Strong research, analytical, and quantitative skills are required, as is initiative, curiosity, depth and independence of thought, and the ability to write clearly and concisely, communicating complex issues effectively to a general audience. Work is team-based and requires professional give and take at all staff levels. Work is evaluated based on thoroughness, accuracy, and usefulness. Well above-average skill in using the Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, is required. Stata or similar statistical software skills and/or experience with GIS software would be a plus.

The salary range begins at $50,000 annually; the actual salary is commensurate with experience and education.

The job is in our downtown Nashville, TN office. This is not a remote job.

Send resume & cover letter to
Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
226 Anne Dallas Dudley Blvd., Suite 508
Nashville, TN 37243
Attn: Michael Timme
Fax to 615-532-2443; or email to michael.timme@tn.gov.

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