Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Research Analyst

Recruitment #200108-6856AR-LS

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers.

DOL's Office of Research has a promotional opportunity for a Associate Research Analyst position located in Wethersfield. This position will include all aspects of planning and operation of the Connecticut Career Resource Network.

 This position is first shift, 40 hours per week.

 Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:DOL.HR@ct.gov

Selection Plan

This position is competitive.

 In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Labor, who has permanent state status*, and meets the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.   

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

Please be advised this is a promotional opportunity for employees in the Department of Labor.  The selected employee will be promoted by reclassification in his or her position.  This is NOT A VACANCY and, therefore, merit system and reemployment rights do not apply.

Please note; You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the development and implementation of research projects.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs most complex duties in area of research design and implementation; develops and conducts formal research methodologies and procedures and analyzes and evaluates data; designs data collection forms and develops procedures; performs complex statistical analysis; prepares comprehensive narrative and statistical reports; may prepare special reports for agency officials in response to inquiries from legislature or the public; performs related duties as required.

For this position the duties  will include Managing the Connecticut Career Resource Network (CCRN).  CCRN is responsible for producing a wide range of publications and programs.  Publications include Connecticut Career Paths, Connecticut Manufacturing and Other Middle Skills Jobs, A Look at Connecticut’s Entry Level Publications and Connecticut Career Resource Network Update.  Programs include Connecticut Learns and Works and presentations to school counselors, educators and employers.  Analyze and interpret data and provide insights and recommendations regarding career-oriented on line planning tools to assist students, parents, and job seekers to make informed career decisions.  Ensure data quality for the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program via multiple databases for completion of quarterly deliverables. Assign industry and town coding to newly registered businesses in Connecticut.  Coordinate quarterly and annual wage and employment data reports for both internal and general public use on the Connecticut economy based on various geographic specifications.  Research, analyze, and compile complex statistical information, including licensing information, from other government agencies for the Agency’s Web pages and for completion of biennial deliverables to include in the federal database.

Specific duties ·       

 Connecticut Career Paths

 Develop the research methodology for identifying the occupations to include in the publication. Analyze and evaluate data on employment, openings, wages, and educational requirements. Research, write and edit articles. Evaluate and edit articles written by others.  

 Connecticut Learns and Works

Lead in planning and development of multiple breakfast symposiums conducted in different parts of the State several times a year.  Planning includes communicating, setting-up and conducting monthly meetings with more than 15 Connecticut Learns and Works committee members of educators and other educational/training officials from colleges, universities, businesses and other State agencies.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of research methods and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles, concepts and methods of statistical analysis; knowledge of agency related policies and procedures as related to research; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to analyze data; ability to develop programs and use prepackaged computer programs to perform data analysis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of professional experience in research, data analysis or economics.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been conducting research at the level of Research Analyst.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Excellent oral and written communications skills, attention to detail, ability to plan and execute publications and programs.  Experience with and understanding of BLS statistical programs.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.