Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Labor Department Director Of Research And Information

Recruitment #210326-2875MP-001

Introduction


Are you a DOL employee looking for a promotional opportunity? If so, we encourage you to apply!

The State of Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Labor Department Director of Research and Information.

About the position:

You will be responsible for all national and state data attributes; reporting and projecting economic trends and impacts; along with creating efficiencies in the statistical analysis/processes and providing communication and representation of the agency's labor portfolio.

Job Highlights:

  • Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday
Current DOL employees who feel they meet the qualifications of the position are welcome to apply. 

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career and make an impact with your State!

Selection Plan

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 meet 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 ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

You may be required to provide additional information if considered for an interview.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Neumann at jennifer.neumann@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Labor this class is accountable for directing the programs of the Office of Research and Information.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs the staff and operations of the office; coordinates, plans and manages research activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops research policies and procedures; interprets and administers pertinent laws; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of government who might impact on program activities; plans and directs collection, compilation, analysis and publication of labor statistics; initiates and directs all research studies; directs preparation and editing of all technical manuscripts and reports for publication; oversees preparation of annual budget request and quarterly supportive information to United States Department of Labor; maintains confidentiality of data collected and represents United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in court actions; initiates comparative studies of other state and federal labor legislation for evaluating Connecticut's laws and procedures; oversees preparation of legislative proposals and impact statements and testifies before legislative committees; provides consultative services on manpower planning and development issues; speaks before groups regarding labor research and information; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable 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

Ten (10) 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 in a supervisory capacity.
Notes:
1. Supervisory capacity is interpreted as scheduling, assigning and overseeing work, establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.
2. For State Employees the Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Research Analyst Supervisor.

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

  • Experience reviewing, analyzing and drafting documents and/or publications.
  • Experience extracting, reviewing and analyzing statistical, financial and utilization data and information.
  • Experience with interpreting federal and state laws, statutes and regulations.

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.