Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
05560 11 ST A3 N 619-18 07/01/2005
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04/13/2000 05560


DEFINITION: This is highly responsible administrative, managerial, and professional work in directing the statistical, analytical research, and workforce information programs of the Department of Labor and Industry.

The employee in this class plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates a comprehensive system of economic and other management information resources to support governmental and private programs and initiatives which impact on the Commonwealth's workers and employers. Work involves administrating employer-based industrial and occupational employment and wage surveys, the development of database and report systems of management-based statistics for Labor and Industry program operations, a program of comprehensive workforce information research and analysis, a statewide network of workforce information specialists, and an outreach program for disseminating workforce information products via the web and other media and for conducting training and educational seminars using those products. An important aspect of the work is the development and promulgation of program policies, plans, and objectives consistent with Federal and state legislation, regulations, and priorities. The employee serves as the principal advisor to, and representative of, the Secretary and Deputy Secretaries on all aspects of workforce statistical and economic information and analysis, particularly as it impacts on employment security programs. The employee is designated as Pennsylvania's Employment Statistics Director and manages the local and state employment statistics system for the Commonwealth as required by law. The employee is responsible for extensive contacts with Department executive staff, other state department officials, other state employment statistics directors, and Federal Department of Labor officials. Supervision is exercised over a professional, technical, and administrative headquarters and field staff. Work is performed with a high degree of initiative and professional and independent judgment under the general direction of the Executive Deputy Secretary and is reviewed through reports and conferences for overall program effectiveness.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Plans, directs, and coordinates statewide workforce information, statistical, and analytical research programs involving a comprehensive system of economic and other management information resources.

Develops and promulgates policies, programs, and procedures in the administration of the above listed programs.

Develops and prepares proposals pertaining to workforce information and unemployment compensation matters involving changes to state and Federal legislation and regulations.

Advises the Secretary and all Deputy Secretaries on matters relating to actuarial soundness of the unemployment compensation program, the economic outlook for the state, the local area labor market situations, and the economic impact legislation will have on Department programs and operations.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Departmental administrators, Federal and state officials, legislators, employer groups, labor unions, other state research and statistic directors, academic institutions, and the general public.

Interprets Federal and state program policies and goals, and disseminates relevant information internally and externally.

Directs and supervises a headquarters and field professional, managerial, technical, and clerical staff.

Employees in this class may participate in the performance of their subordinates' work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Performs related duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of complex mathematical and statistical methods, formulae, and computations.

Knowledge of the principles of public administration.

Knowledge of research techniques and methods and of the sources and availability of information and data relative to Employment Security.

Knowledge of the history and projected objectives of the Employment Security program.

Knowledge of the media and uses of graphic presentation.

Knowledge of electronic computers and other office machines and their best adaptation of the performance of statistical operations.

Ability to exercise effective leadership and administrative and program direction to a staff of professional, technical, and clerical employees located in a headquarters office and field locations throughout the state.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Departmental personnel and other public and private officials.

Ability to prepare professional reports of a complex nature and to write and speak effectively.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Eight years of progressively responsible experience in the preparation and analysis of statistical data in the employment security and workforce information areas, including four years of experience in an administrative capacity; and such training as may have been gained through graduation from a four year college or university, including courses in statistics, mathematics, and economics;


Any equivalent combination of experience and training.