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Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Program Data Coordinator (PSA, Opt. 1)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Jan 12, 2022

Chicago, IL, US, 60603-2804

Job Requisition ID:  9748

Agency: Department of Employment Security
Closing Date/Time: 01/24/2022
Salary: $7,084 - $7,917 Anticipated Monthly Starting Salary
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Cook
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 

Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees
earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your
application. Please note that the Department of Employment Security must verify proof of higher education for
any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the
position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Program Data Coordinator. This position will direct, coordinate and review the production of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual deliverables to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Responsibilities include reviewing the preparation of agency statistical data, evaluating regression models, writing data analysis reports for diverse audiences, and working with BLS and other internal and external groups to resolve issues. This position provides a great opportunity for someone who has a strong knowledge of state or federal statistical data reporting and compliance and is dedicated to implementing data modeling best practices. The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience performing statistical modeling and reporting with excellent organizational skills, strong leadership skills, and experience supervising a team of data analysts. IDES offers a competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits, and a pension program. We invite you to join our innovative team to help make a positive difference in the lives of Illinois employers and job seekers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Under administrative direction, serves as Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Program Data Coordinator for the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Economic Information & Analysis (EI&A) Division
  • Provides leadership and direction in the development of statewide and local area labor force statistics, employment, and wage data to meet federal and state requirements for Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Program deliverables for the State of Illinois
  • Serves as full line supervisor
  • Coordinates research and analysis of statewide and local area data and development of customized reports
  • As directed, serves as liaison between for the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and external organizations including but not limited to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for issues related to BLS Program Deliverables
  • Performs activities related to the certification of Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs) under federal EB-5 (Immigrant Investor) visa program
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably including courses in business or public administration and advanced courses in economics, statistics, mathematics, database design, computer programming, business administration or a closely related field
  2. Requires three (3) years of professional experience producing statistical data for application to public policy

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. Possession of a master's degree in economics, statistics, mathematics or closely related field with graduate level courses in economics and/or statistics
  2. Two (2) years of experience performing statistical analysis of labor, employment, and/or wage data
  3. Experience in development and application of statistical methods and techniques
  4. Intermediate or Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel or Access
  5. Two (2) years of professional experience performing statistical data reporting to meet federal or state agency guidelines and requirements
  6. Two (2) years of professional experience in the use of R, Statistical Analysis Software (SAS), or related software programs to perform statistical analysis and interpretation of large data sets
  7. Professional experience working with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics program reporting systems
  8. One (1) year of experience supervising staff, including directing, training and coordinating the activities of subordinates and writing performance evaluations
  9. Experience speaking to various groups to convey policy, procedures and statistical data information in a manner easily understood by diverse audiences
  10. Experience with the grievance and discipline processes contained in bargaining unit contracts

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to travel occasionally, including overnight stays

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Work Location: 33 S State St Chicago, IL 60603-2804

Agency Contact:

Sudi Garcia

Email: des.jobpostings1@illinois.gov

Job Function:  Administration/Management

Revolving Door:

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this
position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during 
State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, 
prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive 
Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.