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TACIR Employment


The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations 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 review our website for more information about the Commission.

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.  SAS or similar statistical software skills would be a plus.

The salary range begins at $41,500 annually; the actual salary is commensurate with experience and education.  Experienced professionals are encouraged to apply. Benefits include employer-paid retirement, defined contribution plan with employer match, a wide choice of health insurance packages, as well as a flexible benefits plan, and training opportunities, including one free university level course per semester. Click here for a link to state employee benefits.

Send resume and letter to:

226 Capitol Blvd., Suite 508
Nashville, TN 37243
or fax
or email

The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability is strictly prohibited.

Updated March 26, 2014