Job Posting: Chief, Labor Market Information Division

Employment Development Department

JC-229332
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Chief, Labor Market Information Division
C. E. A.

$10,360.00 - $12,341.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/8/2021

Job Description and Duties

An important leadership position is now available. As an executive, you will be able to work on programs that are vital to the economic growth of our community and state. We recognize the strength in teamwork. We know that by encouraging collaboration and diversity, the best ideas will flourish. Be part of a team that prides itself in making a difference for Californians.

What difference will you make for California?


POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under the direction of the Policy, Accountability, and Compliance Branch Deputy Director, the Chief, Labor Market Information Division (LMID) plans, organizes, and directs the research, analysis, and publication of occupational and industry workforce data and information, economic information, and social and demographic information necessary for policy making and the effective management of Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance, Veteran Services, and administration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Wagner-Peyser Act. The Chief coordinates the development of state and local workforce labor market information (WLMI) for federal, state, and local agencies which provide workforce and training services to employers and job seekers though a diverse set of agencies and programs.

 

The LMID Chief oversees the activities related to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Cooperative Agreement to operate four national workforce statistics programs and oversees the administration of the Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) Workforce Information Grant. The Chief, in consultation with Policy, Accountability and Compliance Branch Deputy Director, also plans and implements improvements in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of WLMI data and forecasts, and assesses economic trends; works with various customers and constituencies outside of the Department, including local workforce development boards, community colleges, public and private university researchers, other state agencies, other state LMI Directors, federal representatives from the Department of Labor and Census Bureau, and the news media. The LMID Chief serves as a member of the Branch Executive Management Team and is the Employment Statistics liaison for California, pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.



NOTE:  Salaries do not reflect reductions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Information for actual reductions is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at http://hrmanual.calhr.ca.gov/Home/ManualItem/1/2113.  Please refer to the section for Excluded and Exempt Employees


You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    JC-229332
    Position #(s):
    280-307-7500-001
    Working Title:
    Chief, Labor Market Information Division
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $10,360.00 - $12,341.00 B
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Facility:
    Mail In Address

    Special Requirements

    The Statement of Qualifications must specifically address the desirable qualifications listed below. It should be numbered in the same order as listed below, be no more than three pages in length, be no smaller than 12 point font, and provide specific examples.

     

     

    1. Knowledge of statistical methods, data collection and dissemination, sample surveys, and quantitative analytical methods.

       

    2. Demonstrated knowledge of state laws, rules and policies and procedures with a demonstrated effectiveness in implementing initiatives and policies.

       

    3. Demonstrated ability to communicate with executive staff, a wide variety of departmental staff, all levels of government, other public governmental agencies, and private entities.

       

    4. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and establish rapport with stakeholders and internal customers. Your response should address how you build relationships in contentious and politically sensitive situations. 

       

    5. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of organization, budget and fiscal management, the legislative process, talent management, contract negotiation, administration, and the department’s equal employment opportunity program.

       

    6. Demonstrated ability to coach employees and create a positive work environment that stimulates learning, encourages growth, and recognizes individual achievements to ensure peak performance.

       

    7. Visionary leadership, policy development and management team experience demonstrating an ability to be a catalyst for change, creating a clear vision, strong organizational culture, setting goals and expectations, encouraging leadership, and using sound judgment in managing complex and technical statewide programs.

    Application Instructions

    Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: 2/8/2021

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    Employment Development Department
    Attn: Alicia Leisenring MIC 54
    Human Resource Services Division, MIC 54
    PO Box 826880
    Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    Employment Development Department
    Attn: Alicia Leisenring
    EDD/Human Resource Services Division (6th floor solar)
    722 Capitol Mall
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
    • Statement of Qualifications -

      The SOQ is a narrative discussion of how the candidate’s education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The SOQ should be numbered in the same order as the desirable qualifications and should address each of the desirables. The SOQ should be typed, in a minimum of 12 point font, single spaced, on standard sized paper (8.5” x 11”), and no more than three pages in length. Failure to follow these instructions may disqualify you from this examination.

    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    • Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    Desirable Qualifications

    In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

    The Statement of Qualifications must specifically address the desirable qualifications listed below. It should be numbered in the same order as listed below, be no more than three pages in length, be no smaller than 12 point font, and provide specific examples.

     

     

    1. Knowledge of statistical methods, data collection and dissemination, sample surveys, and quantitative analytical methods.

       

    2. Demonstrated knowledge of state laws, rules and policies and procedures with a demonstrated effectiveness in implementing initiatives and policies.

       

    3. Demonstrated ability to communicate with executive staff, a wide variety of departmental staff, all levels of government, other public governmental agencies, and private entities.

       

    4. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and establish rapport with stakeholders and internal customers. Your response should address how you build relationships in contentious and politically sensitive situations. 

       

    5. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of organization, budget and fiscal management, the legislative process, talent management, contract negotiation, administration, and the department’s equal employment opportunity program.

       

    6. Demonstrated ability to coach employees and create a positive work environment that stimulates learning, encourages growth, and recognizes individual achievements to ensure peak performance.

       

    7. Visionary leadership, policy development and management team experience demonstrating an ability to be a catalyst for change, creating a clear vision, strong organizational culture, setting goals and expectations, encouraging leadership, and using sound judgment in managing complex and technical statewide programs.

    Examination Information

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

    Contact Information

    The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Department Website: http://www.edd.ca.gov
    Human Resources Contact:
    Alicia Leisenring
    (916) 653-8456
    alicia.leisenring@edd.ca.gov

    Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    EEO Officer
    (916) 654-8434
    EEOMail@edd.ca.gov
    California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

    It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

    Application Methods:
    Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
    By Mail
    Drop-off