In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in economics.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May supervise lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Acts as a working level
economic specialist in a state agency on economic matters;
Assists in the planning,
development and improvement of business and commerce in the state;
studies including research and analysis in industrial, commercial, labor, financial
and regulatory areas to develop data related to programs or services of the
agency assigned and formulates recommendations concerning these studies;
Conducts and reviews
cost/benefit analyses on economic development programs;
Studies trends in labor
and/or business activity and its components;
Researches and provides
oral and written reports;
Researches and provides
testimony on legislative proposals;
Develops procedures and
econometric tests for improved monitoring of financial institutions;
Participates in economic
model building and forecasting;
May perform studies of
corporate expansion into Connecticut including site location, fiscal
incentives, utilities rates and labor market skills availability;
Performs related duties as
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
advanced economic theory
and factors involved in financial and/or regulatory economic development;
urban and regional
methods and techniques
of inferential statistics and econometric modeling;
oral and written
develop programs and use
prepackaged computer programs to perform economic, statistical and econometric
assignments on economic matters;
organize and conduct
economic studies and surveys.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in applied economics or economic research.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in
economics or a closely related field may be substituted for the General
Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equallling one-half (1/2)
year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in
economics or in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1)
additional year of the General Experience.
A doctoral degree in
economics or closely related fields may be substituted for two (2) additional
years of the General Experience.
Successful completion of
a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of
Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.
The confidential class usage (class code 3169) is restricted to the Office of Policy and Management and is accountable for providing economist functions in the Budget Division involving matters related to collective bargaining, such as research and preparation of material for interest arbitration.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of
the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of
positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single
title for administrative purposes. As such,
a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or
This replaces the
existing specification for the class of Economist in Salary Groups AR 22/CR 22
approved effective February 15. 2012. (Revised to modify the Minimum
Qualifications - Substitutions Allowed section and modify content) Final 23-035