Workforce Data Analyst (Statistician I)

Augusta, Maine, United States | Professional/Technical | Full-time | Partially remote

Apply by: Oct. 31, 2021
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Department of Labor - Center for Workforce Research

Opening Date:  October 8, 2021

Closing Date:  October 31, 2021 

Job Class Code: 0411
Grade: 18 (Professional/Technical)
Salary: $34,153 – $45,718 
Location: Augusta (remote opportunity available!)

About us: 

Join our team of dedicated professionals! The Center for Workforce Research and Information manages the programs that provide the most important economic information about conditions in Maine. These programs inform the public about employment, unemployment, and wages for the state and local areas.

This position collects, reviews, and classifies data provided by employers for the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, which is the foundation for labor and other economic statistics in the U.S. The work entails coding employer accounts through internet research about the nature of a business, as well as email and phone contact to clarify information that has been provided. Attention to detail and working collaboratively with a team are important to success.

Work from home or in our Augusta office. Working with our good-natured team includes a generous package of health, dental, vision and retirement benefits. We have a clear career ladder and we are looking for people motivated to advance with us.

Primary Duties: 

  • Collecting, editing, and reviewing data for accuracy and completeness
  • Researching the nature of business to code them to the appropriate industry 

Success Requires:

  • Detail oriented, with accuracy and consistency
  • Work independently and with a team
  • Communicate clearly
  • Maintain effective working relationships
  • Organization
  • Knowledge of basic statistical methods 

Qualifications: 

A four (4) year combination of education, training, and/or experience involving the collection, organization, analysis and/or presentation of statistical data.

Preference may be given to candidates with knowledge of, experience and/or coursework in the following: statistical analysis, data visualization tools and techniques (Tableau, Power BI), structured query language (SQL), hypertext markup language (HTML), survey research.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application.  In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period. 

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/application-process or contact Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Generalist at (207) 816-0217.  Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME  04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.  

Contact Information: 

Questions about the position can be directed to Director McInerney at mark.mcinerney@maine.gov

Why work for the State of Maine?

Benefits: 

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • 13.16% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions
  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (at least $412.23).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.