Labor Research & Statistics Director
Office of the Secretary
Office Services/Research & Statistics
East Baton Rouge
Economist or Economic Background!!
This position may be filled as either a Probational or a Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a Promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agency wide permanent status employees); or by Detail to Special Duty or Classified Temporary Appointment. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointment if selected.
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Louisiana Workforce Commission
A baccalaureate degree with six semester hours in economics, and an additional six semester hours in any combination of economics, math, computer science, statistics or marketing, plus five years of professional level experience in statistical analysis; marketing; information technology; workforce development, public benefits claims examining; or human resources.
Experience in accounting; financial auditing; or statistical analysis will substitute for the required degree on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
THERE ARE NO SUBSTITUTIONS FOR THE TWELVE HOURS OF SPECIALIZED COURSE WORK.
A baccalaureate degree in economics, business administration, math, statistics, or information systems and decision sciences will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A master's degree in economics, business administration, public administration, math, statistics, or information systems and decision sciences will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Specialized degrees will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To direct a division responsible for devising, compiling, and disseminating economic and managerial information for the Department of Labor and all sectors of the economy; and to direct and manage the operation of the LA Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (LOICC).
Level of Work:
Administrative direction from Assistant Secretary of Labor.
Direct line over Labor Economic Research Managers and Economist.
Location of Work:
Department of Labor, Office of Occupational Information Services, Administrative Office.
Differs from Labor Economic Research Manager by possessing full accountability for all operational and programmatic activities of the division.
Examples of Work
Directs the Research and Statistics Section of the Department of Labor and the State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, insuring availability of necessary economic information which may have to be devised to fit particular circumstances.
Provides necessary economic information to all sectors of the economy.
Interprets and comments on federal and state laws and regulations to insure further enhancement of the state's economic condition as well as program compliance.
Negotiates, finalizes, and directs the accomplishments of several financial contracts between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor, Office of Occupational Information Services.
Manages division activities by determining priorities and timeframes, conducting staff meetings, assigning projects and monitoring status, and interpreting laws, policies, and procedures.
Directs the labor market information program in compiling, interpreting, and releasing information on employment and unemployment trends, developments, and outlook by geographical area and by industrial and occupational groups.
Coordinates activities within and outside the division by attending meetings, committees, and workshops to ensure compliance of data gathered and disseminated with reporting requirements, updating computer and manual data system needs and procedures, investigating discrepancies and recommending corrective action, and responding to inquiries.
Represents the agency/division on committees and councils when statistical economic labor market and labor force information is the dominant factor and may make technical presentations at various meetings involving state, national, or local officials, and/or representatives of trade and civil organizations.
Advises and makes recommendations to agency appointing authorities on workforce development policies, issues on economic forecasts, training programs, federal guidelines and requirements of the division, and other programmatic and policy issues.