Research Associate

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

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. 

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Position Requirements

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 $47,904 annually; the actual salary is commensurate with experience and education.  Experienced professionals are encouraged to apply.

*TACIR is an equal opportunity employer.  Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability is strictly prohibited.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Application Instructions

Send resume & cover letter to

Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

226 Capitol Blvd., Suite 508

Nashville, TN  37243

Attn: Michael Timme

Fax to 615-532-2443; or email to

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