Department of Administrative Services

Associate Economist (7165AR)

$36.58-$47.04 Hourly / $2,926.17-$3,763.38 BiWeekly /
$76,373.04-$98,224.22 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in economic research and developing economic strategy.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the limited supervision of an employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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 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; considerable knowledge of principles, techniques and factors involved in financial and/or regulatory economic development; considerable knowledge of urban and regional economics; considerable knowledge of methods and techniques of inferential statistics and econometric modeling; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to develop programs and use prepackaged computer programs to perform economic, statistical and econometric analysis; ability to construct and destruct econometric models; ability to 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

  1. 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.
  2. A Master's degree in economics or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience
  3. 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

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(34)-Statistics/Research/Planning

BARGAINING UNIT

(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

AR 26

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Associate Economist in Salary Group AR 26 approved effective December 1, 1992. (2012 SCOPE Review)

EFFECTIVE DATE

2/15/2012

CLASS: 7165AR; EST: 6/21/1974; REV: 2/15/2012;