Labor Market Research Economist 3
Education & Training Workforce Outcome Tracking – Conduct and perform complex analysis using advanced analytical/statistical methods on multiple agencies and external (primarily originating from Iowa postsecondary institutions) datasets. Work with internal (such as PROMISE JOBS) and external staff to: 1. Design and outline analysis plans for each project, including explicit details on the content and format of the final product. 2. Merge records, analyze datasets, and create reports using a variety of software packages including, but not necessarily limited to, SAS, R, SQL, SPSS, MS Excel, MS Publisher, and Tableau. Define and explore problems and possible solutions; furnish advice on problems and develop contacts necessary to initiate and conduct reviews regarding projects of great difficulty, scope, and importance. Recommend new, revised, or improved policies, practices, procedures or methods relating to outcome tracking. Present findings to stakeholder groups such as internal staff, institutional researchers, career services staff, and other groups as needed.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in statistics, mathematics, or economics and experience equal to four years of full-time work in statistical analysis or economic research;
a Master’s Degree in statistics, mathematics, or economics and experience equal to two years full-time work in statistical analysis or economic research;
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of full-time work in statistical analysis or economic research for each year of the required education up to a maximum of two years;
employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to eighteen months of full-time work as a Labor Market Economist 2.