- Job #060501

State of California Department of Finance

We're looking for researchers to join our team of applied demographers with the State of California Department of Finance. 

If you're interested in population growth, poverty, birth trends, aging, crunching data, and building visualizations to investigate and communicate your insights on these subjects, then I'd encourage you to consider sending in an application. We’re aiming to recruit someone with postgraduate experience, such as a recently completed PhD or MA with a few years of relevant work. More important than your credentials is your drive to produce excellent social science. The ideal candidate will have strong familiarity with statistical software and interest in working on population estimates and projections.

Our work frequently branches across agencies to inform budget and policy decisions. There's a lot of room to be creative here and rewards for taking initiative. We have great datasets and a lot less red tape than you'd expect. We are eager to bring in people with new ideas and to rethink the way that we present our results in print and online.

We’re an hour from the SF Bay, 90 minutes from wine country, and two hours from the Sierras. Rents are reasonable in the Sacramento area and there's a lot to do in the city and environs. This is a full-time job with excellent work/life balance: use it as a springboard while building your skills, or stay and make a career.

Interested? The application is online at  (look for “Research Specialist II”). Further details about eligibility and the application process are available there. The recruitment is open until June 21. We’re happy to address any questions about the jobs by email at

Sacramento, CA
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