816728 - RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - 40050025
Company: State of Florida
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Requisition No: 816728
Working Title: 816728 - RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - 40050025
Pay Plan: Career Service
Position Number: 40050025
Posting Closing Date: 11/21/2023
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JOB TYPE: FULL TIME / Career Service
POSITION LOCATION: Tallahassee, FL (relocation benefits are not
available for this position)
Our Organization and Mission:
FloridaCommerce works across the state to support Florida's
economy, robust and talented workforce, and our local communities.
We are dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida,
so our businesses, communities, and workforce are better prepared
to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters.
In collaboration with our partners, we salute our nation's veterans
and are honored to have the opportunity to support them and their
family members by encouraging them to apply at FloridaCommerce for
positions that fit their skill sets.
FloridaCommerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary
aids and services are available upon request to individuals with
disabilities. (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service
Let our mission become yours. To find out more about us, click on
the link: http://www.floridajobs.org/
The Work You Will Do:
The Research Associate is a member of the Labor Market Statistics
team of the Division of Workforce Services.
This position is critical to meeting contract deliverables with the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and involved in the development of
industry and employment projections for the State and substate
This position involves work compiling, coding, analyzing, and
conducting research on employment and wage data for use in the
preparation of current occupational employment estimates (staffing
patterns) and occupational wages for the State of Florida,
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), and Balance-Of-State areas
Associate is responsible for all technical activities related to
conducting the OES survey, which includes testing and incorporating
new program enhancements to OES computer software system, reviewing
all atypical data and Quality Assurance edit responses made by each
analyst in the OES Survey unit, or assisting the Research
Associate-SES (OES Supervisor) with preparing weekly response
analysis reports and graphs.
No leadership responsibilities.
The Difference You Will Make:
This position is part of a team that produces the most detailed
occupational employment and wage data for the State. These data are
used to determine average employment and wages which are used by
Florida Commerce leadership, workforce and economic development
agencies, employers, and educational institutions.
FloridaCommerce is a fast-paced work environment in which critical
thinking and prioritizing are a must.
How You Will Grow:
FloridaCommerce encourages its employees to constantly innovate and
seek efficiencies. Trainings are made available throughout the year
and on request with our Office of Human Resources Training and with
our Division of Workforce Training Unit. In accordance with our
Vision and Mission, the employee:
- Furthers Florida's economic vision by providing support that
enhances the economy and develops, safe, and healthy
- Meets customer/client expectations with an emphasis on
responsiveness, quality, quantity, and timeliness of work.
- Provides information clearly, accurately, and succinctly; and
also exhibits good listening skills.
- Works collaboratively to optimize the effectiveness of
FloridaCommerce's available resources and tools.
- Uses knowledge acquired through education, training, or
experience to complete tasks.
These expectations are for all our employees, and you will be
expected to model these as a leader. We believe in supporting and
encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects
while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience.
Where You Will Work:
Tallahassee is Florida's Capital City and continues to grow by
attracting development and new businesses. Tallahassee is a
mid-sized city in the heart of Florida's Big Bend.
FloridaCommerce's main office is located in Downtown Tallahassee,
the political epicenter that draws in visitors each year to visit
the state's Capitol. Each spring, the legislative session opens,
and people pour in to see the Florida Legislature perform business
and approve the state's annual budget. Being in Tallahassee will
guarantee you an experience vibrant with a unique experience,
professional growth, entertainment, and culture.
- Known for its beautiful parks, rolling hills and oak trees,
canopied roads, hotels, dining, museums, arts, music, and natural
resources (https://talgov.com/ )
- Home to major college campuses, Florida State University (FSU),
Florida A & M University (FAMU) and Tallahassee Community College
- Approximately 22 miles from the nearest beach (
- Within a state having no state income tax for residents of
WORKING FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS BENEFITS!
* State Group Insurance coverage options+
(health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental option)
* Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
* Nine paid holidays and a Personal Holiday each year
* Annual and Sick Leave Benefits
* Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility required)
* Flexible Spending Accounts
* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida
* Ongoing comprehensive training provided
* Career Growth
* Highly skilled, professional environment
For a more complete list of benefits, visit
* We care about the success of our employees.
* We care about the success of our clients.
* We are always improving our technology, our tools, our customer's
experiences and ourselves.
* A rewarding experience for reliable, compassionate and
$44,000.00 - $46,500.00 annually
Your Specific Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of the Economic Consultant-SES, this
position performs work compiling, coding, analyzing, occupational
employment and wage data for use in the preparation of current
occupational employment estimates (staffing patterns) and
occupational wages for the State of Florida, Metropolitan
Statistical Areas (MSA), and balance-of-state areas.
Coordinates the technical aspects of the Occupational Employment
Statistics (OES) program. Associate is responsible for all
technical activities related to conducting the OES survey, which
includes testing and incorporating new program enhancements to OES
computer software system, reviewing all atypical data and Quality
Assurance edit responses made by each analyst in the OES Survey
unit, or assisting the Research Associate-SES (OES Supervisor) with
preparing weekly response analysis reports and graphs. Responsible
for the preparation and tracking of all electronic survey files
with significant employment sent to be auto coded using the BLS
"Auto-coder" tool. Reviews occupational estimates on an annual
Collects, codes, analyzes, and reviews occupational employment and
wages survey data. Analyzes and edits survey responses, assigns
occupational codes to the job descriptions reported by employers,
and enters the data into the Occupational Employment Statistics
(OES) computer software system. Reviews and processes the
auto-coded and non-auto-coded electronic survey responses with
significant employment and occupations using the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics (BLS) provided "Auto-batch" utility. Analyzes
employment and wage data giving special attention to the data
highlighted for review when being entered in the database. Reviews
quality assurance edits showing unusual occupations, high and low
wages, missing, and dependent occupations. Reviews, verifies, and
makes necessary corrections to the data entered. Explains any
unusual variances in staffing patterns and/or wages in the
comment's module. Provides advanced occupational coding assistance
to other survey unit associates who are dealing with the coding of
Prepares semi-annual survey samples of employers for the data
collection process. This involves assisting in the address
refinement process and assignment of employers with multiple
locations. Utilizes the internet to complete search for current
address and updates business contact information as needed.
Verifies Railroad employment data. Ensures Railroads operational
prior to sample. Contacts DOT to verify Railroad status and reports
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge and proficiency using Microsoft Office
- Ability to collect and analyze data.
- Ability to navigate the Internet and conduct research.
- Knowledge of statistical methods and economic concepts
- Knowledge of North American Industry Classification System
(NAICS) and Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) coding
- Advanced software programs - Tableau, R-Suite, MS SQL Server,
SQL Reporting services, understanding of SQL database management
As a condition of pre-employment eligibility, a Level 2 security
background screening is required, which consists of fingerprinting
and a check of local, state and national law enforcement
- Duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed
at the official work site of the Department.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in
Economics, Statistics, or Math or related social science.
- Four years of experience in research and data analysis.
- Experience using spreadsheet applications.
- Knowledge of advanced software (i.e., R, SAS, Tableau, SQL)
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative
Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence
in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the
Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring
authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735).
Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to
allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees
are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with
Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes,
candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive
preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are
encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to
receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.
Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting
documentation with each submission that includes character of
service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any
other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida
Administrative Code. Veterans' Preference documentation
requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is
due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
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