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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Supervisor (Statistical Research Supervisor)

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

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Date:  Mar 13, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60603-2804

Job Requisition ID:  24957

Agency :  Department of Employment Security 
Closing Date/Time: 04/05/2023
Salary:   $5,536.00 - $8,279.00 Anticipated Monthly Salary  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC063  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


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Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as an Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Supervisor. Responsibilities include supervising activities of staff analyzing statistical data, ensuring accurate and timely development of reports related to Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, and developing statistical design models and projections of occupational demands. This position provides a great opportunity for someone who has a strong knowledge of current statistical products, techniques and procedures and experience evaluating and analyzing various statistical techniques and who is dedicated to ensuring accurate analysis of statistical data. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience supervising a team of subordinate statistical researchers and have extensive experience with statistical reporting related to employment statistics to meet federal reporting requirements. 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

  1. Under general direction, serves as an Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Supervisor for the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
  2. Serves as working supervisor
  3. Develops statistical design models utilizing software and/or programming languages including but not limited to Microsoft Excel, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Structured Query Language (SQL)

  4. Serves as coordinator and/or liaison with other areas of the agency on topics relating to occupational employment and wage statistics, occupational compositions of the workforce projections of occupational demand and other occupational projections

  5. Keeps abreast of new developments in economics and related fields

  6. 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 (4) years of college with courses in statistics, computer science, mathematics, economics and related fields
  2. Requires three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the development and application of research designs and statistical methods and techniques, preferably in a job-related subject matter area

Specialized Skills:

  1. Of the three (3) years of required experience, requires two (2) years of experience working with statistical software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Excel, to evaluate and analyze large data sets utilizing various statistical techniques.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. Possession of a master’s degree in economics, statistics, mathematics or a closely related field with graduate level courses in economics and/or statistics
  2. Intermediate or Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  3. Two (2) years of professional experience in the use of programming languages to perform statistical analysis and interpretation of large data sets; examples of applicable programming languages include but are not limited to: Structured Query Language (SQL) and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
  4. Two (2) years of experience performing statistical analysis of labor, employment, and/or wage data
  5. Professional experience working with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics program reporting systems
  6. Experience supervising a team of statistical researchers

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to travel occasionally, including overnight stays
  2. Requires an Illinois State Police background check and self-disclosure of any criminal history

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm  
Work Location: 33 S State St Chicago, IL 60603-2804  
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Fiscal/Finance/Business  


This position DOES contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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