Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Assistant Director of Research and Information

Hybrid

Recruitment #220728-0573MP-001

Introduction


Are you a current State of Connecticut, Dept. of Labor (DOL) employee looking to take that next step in your career into a leadership role? If so, then this opportunity may be the one for you!

At DOL we are committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in a constantly evolving 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.

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Director of Research and Information (Labor Department Assistant Director of Research and Information). This position will be based in our Office of Research. Additionally, this is a full-time, first shift, opportunity, with a Monday- Friday schedule.  

In this role, we would entrust you to assist in directing the programs of the Office of Research and Information. Along with other duties as needed, you can expect to:
  • Assist in directing staff and operations
  • Have an active role in in the planning and coordination of diverse economic and technical studies in the field of labor and employment security
  • Utilize analytical skills to work through special projects and other ad-hoc issues
We would continue to offer the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to as an Agency employee. This includes health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick, and personal leave accruals. 

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state!

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.    

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last 2 service ratings last 2 attendance records. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board  (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at Ethan.Ives@ct.gov. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists in directing the staff and operations of the Office of Research and Information; assists in the planning and coordination of diverse economic and technical studies in the field of labor and employment security; schedules special assignments and analyzes problems; assists in directing the preparation and editing of research reports for publication; assists in the preparation of research to measure the effect of proposed legislation and policy changes; negotiates contracts with the U.S. Department of Labor; oversees contract work performed by outside consultants; assists in the preparation of the office budget; evaluates staff; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the Office of Research and Information who might have an impact on program activities; speaks before professional and lay groups on subjects related to research; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; 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

Nine (9) 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 performing the most complex tasks in the development and implementation of research projects or as a specialist in economic research and developing economic strategy.
NOTE: For State employees the Special Experience will be interpreted at or above the level of Associate Research Analyst or Associate Economist.

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.
3. For State Employees, one year as a Research Analyst Supervisor may be substituted for the General and Special experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to those who possess: 
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience analyzing labor market information

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.