This class series uses four levels in the Engineering, Planning, Technical Services occupational group, Research and Analysis occupational series and describes the collection and analysis of data and statistics relative to labor market supply and industry demand for specific occupations, unemployment and employment data.
Note: The career ladder incorporates the Labor Market Analyst and Labor Market Senior Analyst levels; therefore, all positions allocated into the Labor Market Analyst career ladder are classified at the Senior Analyst level (highest level in the career ladder). The Analyst level is to provide entry for hiring new employees into the class series but does not preclude hiring new employees at higher levels. To implement the career ladder, current employees are assigned to the level for which they meet job requirements and promotional standards. Employees may be promoted through the career ladder in accordance with promotional standards for those levels assigned to an agency. The promotional standards, a selection document under separate cover, set forth the criteria that identify, measure and verify successful performance at each level. Advancement of employees through the career ladder is dependent on an agency/department's operational needs and distribution of work.
The Labor Market Information Supervisor and Labor Market Economist, although not part of the career ladder, provides competitive opportunity for movement of employees.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Collects accurate data and provides thorough analysis of industrial and occupational changes and trends in Delaware's labor market.
Provides Delaware labor market data and reports to administrators and planners in education and economic development and private employers.
Coordinates the dissemination of labor market information and related economic conditions by producing special data sets for educators, economic development personnel, government administrators and the general public.
Keeps abreast of developments and impending federal and state directives related to labor market trends, analysis techniques, and reporting requirements.
Compiles, reviews, and/or enters/updates data inputs into software systems.
Prepares weekly progress reports and other reports.
Levels of Work
Labor Market Analyst
This is the first level in the series.
Reports to a technical superior.
Prepares and maintains surveys, statistical studies and analytical reports of labor market events for use in projecting state, local and national employment, unemployment and labor market statistics.
Organizes labor market surveys ensuring proper control and review of data for accuracy and reliability.
Participates in various national, regional or local validation studies to ensure accuracy of database.
Contacts include department staff, other agencies and private industry sources to collect data and other pertinent information; other states, local and federal government and the general public in order to provide and/or exchange information.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA's listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of the principals and practices of labor market analysis.
Knowledge of the practices and theory of labor market economics.
Knowledge of basic statistics and evaluation theory.
Knowledge of available sources of labor market and occupational information, various data classification and data synthesis and analysis systems currently in practice, i.e. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey programs.
Knowledge of database, spreadsheet and word processing techniques.
Knowledge of automated data sources for local labor market analysis.
Ability to prepare reports, analyzing trends and data adjustments.
Ability to interpret law and regulations and other external factors affecting labor market conditions.
Ability to communicate effectively.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Labor Market Senior Analyst
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
One year of experience in labor market analysis which includes analyzing labor market supply and demand for specific occupations, unemployment and employment.
One year of experience in designing studies which includes determining study goals and objectives, information needed, data sources, sampling and collection methods.
One year of experience in conducting studies which includes evaluating operations, programs, services, policies and procedures to determine efficiency, effectiveness, whether goals and objectives are met and compliance with laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
One year of experience in descriptive statistics such as the mean, median, mode or standard deviation.
One year of experience in inferential statistics such as correlation, t-tests, f-tests or analysis of variance.
One year of experience in using statistical software such as SPSS or SAS.
One year of experience in making recommendations for continuation or changes to operations, programs, services, policies or procedures based on findings.
One year of experience in narrative report writing.