In a state agency this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in economic research and developing economic strategy.
Works under the limited supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May lead Economist and lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs specialized related duties in the area of economics;
Assists in planning, development and improvement of business and commerce in the state;
Conducts economic studies including research and analysis in industrial, commercial, labor, financial and regulatory areas;
Reports findings and writes articles;
Formulates recommendations and drafts proposals;
Assigns and maintains 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;
Elicits and evaluates testimony on legislative proposals;
Cross examines witnesses about economic impact, models and methodologies;
Develops procedures and econometric tests for improved monitoring of financial institutions;
Builds economic models and forecasts;
Performs studies of corporate expansion into Connecticut including site location, fiscal incentive, utilities rate and labor market skills availability;
May participate in grant preparation;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
economic theory and analysis;
principles, techniques and factors involved in financial and/or regulatory economic development;
urban and regional economics;
methods and techniques of inferential statistics and econometric modeling;
oral and written communication skills;
develop programs and use prepackaged computer programs to perform economic, statistical and econometric analysis;
construct and destruct econometric models;
determine need for, organize and conduct economic studies and surveys.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of 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 equalling 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 a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience
A Doctoral degree in economics or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
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 responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Associate Economist in Salary Group AR 26 approved effective February 15, 2012. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-128