PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Labor this class is accountable for assisting in directing the programs of the Office of Research and Information.
Receives administrative direction from the Director of Research and Information or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs and supervises the professional, technical and clerical staff of the Office of Research and Information.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in directing the staff and operations of the Office of Research and Information; assists in the planning and coordination of diverse economic and technical studies in the field of labor and employment security; schedules special assignments and analyzes problems; assists in directing the preparation and editing of research reports for publication; assists in the preparation of research to measure the effect of proposed legislation and policy changes; negotiates contracts with the U.S. Department of Labor; oversees contract work performed by outside consultants; assists in the preparation of the office budget; evaluates staff; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the Office of Research and Information who might have an impact on program activities; speaks before professional and lay groups on subjects related to research; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of labor economics and sources of statistics for research in fields of labor and unemployment; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in labor research and analysis or labor economics.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing the most complex tasks in the development and implementation of research projects or as a specialist in economic research and developing economic strategy.
NOTE: For State employees the Special Experience will be interpreted at or above the level of Associate Research Analyst or Associate Economist.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in economics, statistics or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State Employees, one year as a Research Analyst Supervisor may be substituted for the General and Special experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Labor Market Information Administrator in MP 67 approved effective May 25, 1994. (Revised to re-title, adjust salary group and modify content)