x3 Econometrician Posts at the South African Revenue Service

x3 Econometrician Posts at the South African Revenue Service

DEADLINE: 15 September 2023

x3 Econometrician Posts at the South African Revenue Service

  • Position Reports to: Senior Econometrician          
  • Division: National Revenue and Compliance Management 
  • Location: Brooklyn, Head Office, Pretoria

About the Position

We invite you to be part of the special team that contributes to the collection of revenue, delivers revenue modelling capability, provide estimates of revenue receipts (forecasting), and provide economic analysis based on underlying economic assumptions. In addition, the analysis and manipulation of big data based on tax return data for micro simulation analysis and tax policy purposes. We believe that your ability to read, analyse, interpret data as well as being able to identify and evaluate critical tax revenue forecasting variable will add value to the Unit.  An in-depth understanding of economics, mathematics, statistics and being able to perform under pressure is essential.

Job Purpose

Use quantitative economic modelling and forecasting techniques to inform and advise SARS on emerging opportunities, risks and trends that have an impact on tax revenue.

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualification & Experience Required

Relevant bachelor’s degree / Advanced Diploma (NQF 7) in Economics AND 5-7 years’ experience in Macroeconomic Analysis/Economic Modelling and Forecasting/Scenario Planning environment, of which 2-3 years ideally at Functional Specialist level.


Senior Certificate (NQF 4) AND 10 years’ experience in Macroeconomic Analysis/Economic Modelling and Forecasting/Scenario Planning environment, of which 2-3 years ideally at Functional Specialist level.

Minimum Functional Requirements

  • Strong technical capabilities, including the ability to gather, coordinate, analyse, and disseminate large quantities of data with precision and care.
  • Experience using the suite of Microsoft Office software (specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using econometric, statistics, and forecasting software packages such as EViews, Stata, etc for analysing data and performing regression analysis.
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

Job Outputs:


  • Be observant and engage on possible violations of procedures and standards of conduct and escalate where necessary.
  • Ensure correct interpretation of information and present in an understandable format, with appropriate commentary.
  • Collect, compile, and analyse data from various databases and perform economic analyses.
  • Identify and evaluate critical tax revenue forecasting variables.
  • Perform statistical programming utilizing a variety of statistical software packages to analyse data, perform regression analysis, and create reports and/or visual presentations.
  • Contribute to economic and tax revenue research reports and working papers.
  • Identify and resolve queries and problems timeously, apply discretion in line with process guidelines provided.
  • Plan and organise own work tasks within area of work.
  • Accumulate information to review work progress that provides input to reporting, decision making and the identification of improvement opportunities.
  • Apply practical and applied knowledge and act authoritatively on methods, systems and procedures to identify trends and potential risks.
  • Communication of situational interpretation and judgement of work outputs and queries in area of specialisation.
  • Correctly apply policies, practices, standards, procedures, and legislation in the delivery of work outputs.
  • Draw on own knowledge and experience to diagnose symptoms, causes and possible effects to solve emerging problems.
  • Execute specialist input through investigation & opportunities within the product process including risk concern.
  • Initiate process and procedural change, implement the change and provide guidelines and support related to new requirements as a result of the change.
  • Plan for value-added process improvements, initiatives, and services to deliver on operational strategy and objectives.
  • Provide specialised input through the investigation of opportunities for operational and process product and risk optimisation

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